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Jack Aitken, F1 driver


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about Jack Aitken

Jack Aitken (Korean: ???, Han Se-yong; born 23 September 1995 in London) is a British-Korean racing driver currently competing in Formula 2 for Campos Racing. Born in London to a Scottish father and Korean mother, Aitken began his career in karting at Buckmore Park, aged 7. He made the transition to cars when he competed in the Intersteps Championship with Fortec Motorsport, with whom he then went on to race with in the Formula Renault BARC Winter Series, Formula Renault NEC and Formula Renault Eurocup. After winning the Formula Renault Eurocup in 2015, Aitken was signed up for the Renault young driver academy, with which he remained until 2019. After competing in the GP3 Series in 2016 and 2017 he progressed to Formula 2 for 2018. He is also the reserve driver for the Williams Formula One team, who he raced for at the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix, replacing George Russell, who, in turn, replaced Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes for the event.

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Aitken has spent the past three years as reserve driver for Williams, and made his first grand prix start in the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix deputising for George Russell, who in turn replaced a COVID-struck Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes.
He maintained his relationship with the Grove-based squad even after ending his full-time single-seater career in 2021 in favour of a switch to endurance racing, but ...

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The British-Korean driver, who sustained fractures to his collarbone and vertebra in a GT World Challenge crash at the Spa 24 Hours a few weeks ago, says he has already spoken to FIA representative to put forward his thoughts.
Aitken?s accident, which was caused after he spun into the barriers and bounced back into the middle of the track before being collected by other cars, has served to ...

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The British-Korean driver, who is currently recovering from injuries he sustained in a sportscar crash at Spa recently, is hoping to land a golden chance to step up to grand prix racing next year.
Although he only has one race outing so far, when he was called up as a last-minute stand-in for George Russell at last year?s Sakhir Grand Prix, he feels that the promise he showed there, plus the ...

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The Williams F1 reserve driver suffered fractures to his collarbone and vertebra in a multi-car accident at the recent Spa 24 Hours round of the GT World Challenge Endurance Cup.
Speaking for the first time at length since the high-speed crash, when his stricken Emil Frey Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo was hit by other cars at the top of Eau Rouge, Aitken said that he was progressing ...

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Aitken filled in at the team for regular driver George Russell at the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix, who had in turn substituted for Lewis Hamilton after the reigning world champion contracted COVID-19 ahead of the second race in Bahrain.
Finishing 16th, Aitken had recovered from a small crash at the final corner in which he dislodged his front wing, which brought out a safety car - ironically causing ...

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The Briton made his F1 debut for Williams at the Sakhir Grand Prix, after stepping up to replace George Russell, who had been loaned out to Mercedes.
But with a chance that Russell may not be needed at Mercedes this weekend, if Lewis Hamilton is clear of coronavirus, Aitken's situation is also up in the air.
Despite appearing as a Williams driver in the pre-event press conference on ...

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Russell had looked on course to take a sensational victory for Mercedes in the Sakhir Grand Prix, after taking the lead at the start and appearing to have everything under control at the front.
But the race was turned on its head when Aitken, who had taken Russell's place at Williams, spun at the last corner and clouted the barriers ? dislodging his front wing.
With the safety car called ...

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Aitken was drafted in by Williams as replacement for George Russell, who has been loaned out to Mercedes to stand in for Lewis Hamilton.
Having instantly got up to speed in Sakhir Grand Prix practice, Aitken was faster than teammate Nicholas Latifi in the first two runs in qualifying, before being pipped by less than one tenth of a second on their last effort.
Williams has seen enough ...

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Campos Formula 2 driver Aitken will make his first grand prix start on Sunday in Bahrain after being drafted in by Williams in the wake of Russell?s switch to Mercedes.
Russell is replacing Lewis Hamilton for the weekend after the seven-time world champion tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday.
Mercedes struck a deal with Williams to release Russell for this weekend?s Sakhir Grand Prix ...

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With no in-season testing this year, opportunities for rookies are rare, although one day of testing has been set aside for them after the last race. Williams is the first team to make a commitment to using an FP1 session for a young driver in 2020.
Campos F2 driver Aitken has tested for Renault in the past, running a full day in Barcelona in 2018, and then two more at the Spanish venue and in ...

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Just one day after Aitken announced that he had stepped down from his reserve and test role with Renault, the young British driver revealed that he had taken on a similar position at Williams.
As part of the deal, Aitken will attend all grands prix with Williams to work with the engineers, take part in one FP1, and will also conduct a full simulator programme.
Speaking about the opportunity ...

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Aitken has been a Renault junior since 2016, following on from his Formula Renault Eurocup title win the previous year.?He finished fifth in GP3 with Arden in 2016, and then runner-up one year later after a switch to ART Grand Prix.
Aitken took 11th in Formula 2 in 2018 after graduating with ART, while teammate George Russell won the title.
Last season Aitken switched to the Campos Racing's ...

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