In 2022, Duhan will spend his first full season in F2 with Virtuosi Racing after the son of five-time Grand Prix motorcycle champion Mick Duhan took second place in the FIA Formula 3 Championship with Trident last season.
The Australian will follow in the footsteps of fellow countryman Oscar Piastre, who secured himself Alpine After winning the Formula 2 championship last year, the role of a Formula One driver was reserved.
Second F3 graduate Caldwell will also join the academy this season after the 19-year-old finished 2021 eighth in the F3 racer, vying for the Prem.
It has also been announced that the British rider will go into Formula 2 this year, playing for Campos Racing, a team he has joined in the last two rounds of the 2021 F2 campaign.
The composition of the Academy is completed by Cayo Colle and Victor Martins, whom Alpine detained for another year at the academy.
Brazilian driver Collet was re-signed to MP Motorsport after finishing ninth in F3 last season, while Frenchman Martins was taken to the ART Grand Prix for his second season in F3, after a win and five podiums on his way to fifth. place in the standings of the last term.
3rd place, Oli Caldwell, Racing Award
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The ad shows former members of the academy Guanyu Zhou and Christian Lundgaard are no longer part of the initiative after securing a transition to Formula One and IndyCar respectively.
“The Alpine Academy remains an extremely valuable part of what we want to achieve in Formula One,” said Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi.
“We are excited to find the next generation of riders who will feed our lineup of Formula One riders. It is gratifying to see the strength of the program grow since its launch in 2016, with last year being the most successful season to date.
“Of our 2021 graduates, Oscar joins our Formula One program as an official reserve racer, and this year he is playing an important role alongside Esteban and Fernando.
“We also just need to look at the Formula 1 squad and IndyCar to see two more graduates of our Academy from last year, which shows the structure of the program to prepare riders for the senior series.
“Like every year, we have high expectations from our Academy, and this season is no different.
“We welcome two new racers, Jack and Ollie, combined with the returning Formula 3 duo, Cayo and Victor. Each of them brings their own personality and talent, and we are happy to see how our pilots are developing this season, individually and in groups. ”