The Red Bull Junior Team has revealed the destinations of its Formula 2 and Formula 3 drivers for the 2022 campaign, including Juri Vips and Liam Lawson, who earn a second year in F2 thanks to testing for Red Bull and AlphaTauri, respectively, in Formula 1 Young Driver Test in Abu Dhabi.
Estonian Vips will spend a second season in F2 with Hitech Grand Prix. The 21-year-old became the first driver to win twice in a single weekend in Baku last season, finishing the year in sixth place, with four more podium finishes to his name.
New Zealander Lawson will switch from Hitech to Carlin, who previously managed AlphaTauri F1 driver Yuki Tsunoda in F2. Lawson won the inaugural race of 2021 in Bahrain and finished his rookie year ninth with two more podium finishes.
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2019 F3 title challenger Jehan Daruvala will remain in F2 for a third season but leaves Carlin after two years to join reigning champions PREMA, the team that helped Mick Schumacher and Oscar Piastri win titles in 2020 and 2021 respectively. The Indian driver won three times with Carlin, taking seven podium finishes in total, finishing 12th in his rookie season and seventh in 2021.
Norwegian Dennis Hauger completes a Red Bull junior team line-up at PREMA, stepping up after winning F3 with the Italian outfit.
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Completing Red Bull’s five-driver list on the F2 grid will be Honda Formula Dream Project driver Ayumu Iwasa, who earns promotion with DAMS after a race-winning season in F3.
Red Bull also placed three drivers in F3, with 16-year-old American Jak Crawford leaving Hitech to replace Hauger in PREMA. Crawford took on a double campaign in 2022, finishing third in the Euroformula Open and 13th in F3.
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Jonny Edgar, 17, will swap Carlin for Trident, winner of the 2021 F3 teams’ title. The British driver achieved five top-10 finishes in F3 in 2021, earning promotion after winning the 2020 ADAC F4 title. .
Franco-Algerian driver Isack Hadjar will become the newest Red Bull junior in the third tier, signing with Hitech. The 17-year-old finished fifth in the 2021 Formula One Regional European Championship.