Doohan impresses in Formula 2 testing

Jack Doohan. Picture: Dutch Photo Agency

Jack Doohan has flashed plenty of speed in the opening day of Formula 2 post-season testing.

The Australian was third quickest in the 22-car field at Yas Marina, where compatriots Daniel Ricciardo and Oscar Piastri had been in action earlier this week for Formula 1 testing.

Doohan was third and the leading rookie in both the morning and afternoon sessions, clocking 85 laps all up with a best time of 1:35.851s.

That put him four tenths shy of pace-setter Jehan Daruvala of Prema Racing, with MP Motorsport’s Felipe Drugovich second having topped the morning session.

Fellow Australian Calan Williams was a more than respectable sixth on the afternoon timesheets for Trident.

Doohan’s running came with UNI-Virtuosi, for whom he’s been confirmed to contest the 2022 F2 season with.

The 18-year-old recently made his F2 debut with MP Motorsport, competing in the final two rounds of this season, scoring points on two occasions.

That came after he secured runner-up in the 2021 FIA Formula 3 Championship.

Testing will resume local time on Friday.

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