Jack Doohan will drive the Alpine A521 car at the Losail International Circuit on Sunday.
Doohan made a move from the Red Bull Junior Team to the Alpine Academy ahead of the 2022 season. He is currently competing in Formula 2 with Virtuosi Racing.
Doohan will get to drive a Formula 1 car for the first time as he will test Alpine’s 2021 challenger in Qatar. He will join the team’s reserve driver Oscar Piastri, who has already been behind the wheel on Wednesday and Thursday.
“I’m super excited to drive a Formula 1 car for the first time,” the Australian commented on the upcoming test.
“This is a moment that I’ve been building up to ever since I started racing karts, and I know these opportunities are extremely privileged.
“I’m very grateful to Alpine for the opportunity and I’m looking forward to giving it my best on the test day.
“I’ve watched behind the scenes at some private tests before and I’ve completed a lot of preparation in the loop simulator at Enstone, so I’m definitely feeling ready for this challenge.
“I’ll build myself up on the day, enjoy it at the same time and hopefully learn as much as possible alongside the team.”