After the chaotic Hungarian GP staged last Sunday, the Hungaroring track will again host the F1 cars for a new Pirelli test session dedicated to the development of the 18 ” tires that will be adopted next season.
In addition to Ferrari, on the two days of Tuesday and Wednesday, Alfa Romeo will also be present and at the wheel of the C41 he will make his debut driving an F1 Théo Pourchaire.
The French driver is undoubtedly one of the most interesting prospects to have appeared on the automotive scene in recent years.
Champion in German F4 in 2019, Théo amazed everyone on his Formula 3 debut the following year by remaining in the fight for the title until the final round of Mugello.
The excellent season in F3 opened the doors of Formula 2 to him in 2020. Pourchaire remained tied to the ART Grand Prix team and even this season, despite being a rookie, he managed to adapt immediately to an unknown car by winning a sensational pole. in Monaco and a victory never questioned in the Principality’s Feature Race.
Pourchaire currently occupies sixth position in the drivers’ standings with 65 points, and risked having to miss the Silverstone round due to a fractured left wrist remedied in the Baku Feature Race during a contact with Ticktum and Armstrong during the first lap.
The Frenchman, who is part of the Sauber program and is a pupil of Frederic Vasseur, will be able to provide useful feedback to the Swiss team in these two days of testing, already knowing the 18 ” Pirellis used in Formula 2 since last season.