Hoggard won the Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver award last year, after competing against Enaam Ahmed, Jamie Chadwick and Ayrton Simmons in a two-day assessment at Silverstone in an Aston Martin GT car. His prize included the Red Bull test day, a further test in Aston Martin’s WEC GT car and £200,000.
Hoggard, 19, competed in British F3 last season, finishing second to Clement Novalak. He said he had a “massive smile” on his face while driving the Red Bull car. “I tried to block out a lot of the emotion and I focused on the apexes and the braking zones,” said Hoggard. “In some ways it actually felt a lot like a normal test day in F3, but you are going a lot faster and you have a massive smile on your face while you are doing it.
“When you start karting, F1 is your dream, but you never know whether you’ll get the chance to drive one of these cars.”
Mixed conditions meant Hoggard drove 21 laps during the afternoon, after the track had dried.
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"Last year they made a really big step forward and caught a few people by surprise. There were some management changes; Andreas Seidl joined (from Porsche), who has been fundamental in teams getting back to the front in the past. They’re in a good phase right now and there’s a lot to be excited about. I think I can have a really positive impact when I get there."
"'Our initial estimates, which I consider realistic, pointed towards an economic impact of around €30 million. In light of the current situation, the number will be lower, but we will only know at the end of the event,' the local mayor told us."