Caldwell to have first F1 test at Silverstone tomorrow

2022 F1 Season

Posted on

| Written by and

Alpine junior driver Olli Caldwell will have his first run in a Formula 1 car in a test for the team tomorrow.

He will drive the team’s A521 chassis at Silverstone tomorrow. Oscar Piastri, Alpine’s reserve driver, is at the wheel today.

“I’m unbelievably excited and quite speechless, to be honest,’ said Caldwell, ahead of the test. “So I just wanted to say a massive thank you to Alpine for giving me this opportunity, not only to drive an F1 car but also to drive it at my home circuit.”

Caldwell joined Alpine’s Academy at the beginning of the year after finishing eighth in Formula 3 last year, where he won once. He graduated to Formula 2 with Campos this season and is yet to score a point.

Alpine appointed him to their junior driver programme at the same time as ex-Red Bull Junior Team driver Jack Doohan, who has already had a chance to drive the A521.

Caldwell, who turned 20 during the Azerbaijan F2 round, has also competed in prototype endurance racing, driving an LMP2 in the Eight Hours of Bahrain for ARC Bratislava. His best junior series result was third in the Italian F4 championship in 2018.

Don't miss anything new from RaceFans

Follow RaceFans on social media:

Advert | Become a RaceFans supporter and go ad-free

2022 F1 season

Browse all 2022 F1 season articles

Author information

Keith Collantine
Lifelong motor sport fan Keith set up RaceFans in 2005 - when it was originally called F1 Fanatic. Having previously worked as a motoring...
Claire Cottingham
Claire has worked in motorsport for much of her career, covering a broad mix of championships including Formula One, Formula E, the BTCC, British...

Got a potential story, tip or enquiry? Find out more about RaceFans and contact us here.

One comment on “Caldwell to have first F1 test at Silverstone tomorrow”

  1. Why this guy? Thanks to Cordeel getting banned he’s now undoubtedly the worst driver on f2 grid

Comments are closed.