Ticktum released by Williams, Pourchaire to make first F1 test with Alfa Romeo

Dan Ticktum. Credits: Carlin – Twitter.

Williams decided to release Formula 2 championship contender and development driver Dan Ticktum with immediate effect.

Ticktum was part of the Williams development driver program since 2020 and extended his contract with the team at the beginning of the 2021 season. The young Briton is currently driving for Carlin in Formula 2 and sits P4 in the championship. The reasons behind his departure remain unclear.

Formula 2 rookie Theo Pourchaire is set to make his F1 test debut with Alfa Romeo, on Wednesday at the Hungaroring. The Frenchman is only 17-year-old and remains to this date the youngest polesitter and race winner in the history of the Formula 2 championship.

The upcoming test is going to be Pourchaire’s first taste of an F1 car. The French driver is still too young to compete in the Formula 1 championship, with the minimum being 18 years of age. However, the Sauber academy driver will turn 18 on August twenty, making him an interesting possibility for Alfa Romeo in 2022.

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