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Victor Martins set for Alpine test

Aditya Chaudhuri Aditya Chaudhuri

Formula 3 Champion Victor Martins is set to drive the Alpine A521 race car in Monza on Monday, May 8, 2023.

This will be the Alpine Academy driver’s first taste of F1 machinery. He will be testing the car along with Alpine’s reserve driver, Jack Doohan. 

The reigning F3 Champion joined the Alpine Academy in 2021 and currently races in Formula 2. 

Also read: Formula One 2023: Driver Line-ups

Speaking about the opportunity, Martins said:

I am super excited to get my first taste in a Formula 1 car in Monza on Monday. It will be the first time I will work closely with the Alpine team at a track and to be able to have my first opportunity in an F1 car with them is pretty special. I aim to get a lot of track time and enjoy it all.

I am really grateful to get this first chance thanks to Alpine and all the team. I have had my seat fit and we have completed some simulator work for it, which is all very exciting. Now I am just looking forward to getting out on track and maximise the opportunity to learn as much as possible.

Julian Rouse, Alpine Academy Director, said:

We are looking forward to having Victor test in the A521 in Monza and giving him his first run in a Formula 1 car. He has spent time in Enstone preparing for his test, running in the simulator, and having his seat fit.

During his time in the Alpine Academy he has had some fantastic achievements, one of which being the current FIA Formula 3 Champion. Now he has progressed to Formula 2 and showing huge potential there it is definitely the right moment to see him test in an F1 car.

Victor Martins all set for Alpine test
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