Junior driver Juri Vips will make his System 1 race weekend debut when he steps into the cockpit of the Crimson Bull Racing RB18 throughout the first observe session on the Spanish Grand Prix on Friday.
The 21-year-old Estonian, who at the moment sits eighth within the F2 drivers’ championship, shall be behind the wheel of Sergio Perez’s automobile on the Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona.
Vips has been a part of the Crimson Bull Junior Crew since 2018 and beforehand drove an F1 automobile finally yr’s post-season take a look at in Abu Dhabi.
Vips’ alternative in FP1 is Crimson Bull fulfilling considered one of their two mandated younger driver periods for the yr, a brand new rule applied forward of the 2022 season to offer junior drivers extra alternatives to check out F1 equipment.
Robert Kubica shall be again within the Alfa Romeo C42 after beforehand driving within the pre-season working in Barcelona.
Together with Vips and Nick de Vries, who will take over Alex Albon’s Williams FW44 for FP1 this weekend, Robert Kubica may also be getting a chance to drive in Spain, when he steps into the Alfa Romeo C42 instead of Zhou Guanyu.
Kubica beforehand drove the automobile on the primary day of 2022 pre-season working in Barcelona however was restricted to simply 9 laps after encountering points.