The Red Bull Junior Team and the Honda Formula Dream Project
Getting a jump start on next season, Dan Ticktum is now in Suzuka testing for the 2019 Super Formula Japan series where he will race against Red Bull Junior Team newcomer Lucas Auer. They are both part of the exciting initiative of Red Bull together with the Honda Formula Dream Project.
Also part of that same initiative and a new Red Bull Junior is Yuki Tsunoda who will contest the new FIA F3 series and ran at the front in the recent Abu Dhabi test. He will be racing against Juri Vips who made his F3 debut as a Red Bull Junior so successfully in Macau and also tested in Yas Marina.
F3 new and old
Japanese 18-year-old Tsunoda is driving in the new F3 series for Jenzer Motorsport while Estonian 18 year-old Vips is in the same category seated in a Hitech Grand Prix car.
Tsunoda will also contest the new Formula European Masters series for Ticktum's old team, the double Macau winners Motopark. That series has grown out of the old F3 championship and will continue to run alongside the DTM.
Out in the open
Switching from DTM to Super Formula, 24-year-old Austrian Auer is in the B-Max Team and competes with 19-year-old Briton Ticktum who is driving for Team Mugen after his very successful 2018 season in F3.
This early test at Suzuka, December 5th and 6th, gives a glimpse of what to expect from Round 1 of the 2019 championship at the same venue on April 20th and 21st. The Super Formula season closes, back at Suzuka again, with round 7 at the end of October.
And the youngest
Further details of Red Bull Junior Team activities including the campaigns of Jack Doohan, Dennis Hauger, Jonny Edgar and Harry Thompson will be made in the coming weeks.
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