Jak Crawford.

F1 News: Jak Crawford joins Aston Martin’s Young Driver program

Jak Crawford will continue his motorsport journey in 2024 with the Aston Martin Aramco Formula One Team on a Young Driver Development program. The 18-year-old American racer will enjoy an in-depth induction with Formula One testing experience to complement his 2024 racing campaign in the Formula 2 series with DAMS.

Aston Martin Aramco’s Young Driver Development program focuses on preparing rising stars for the demands of competing at the very highest levels of motorsport. The program includes a range of activities including fitness work, media training and simulator work alongside joining Aston Martin Aramco at race events to observe and learn from the race drivers and team.

In his new role, Jak will be called upon to support race operations with frequent driver-in-the-loop simulator work at the AMR Technology Campus. Jak is also scheduled to get valuable seat time in a modern Formula One car during 2024 getting behind the wheel of the AMR22.

Jak Crawford: “I am proud to take this next step in my career. The Aston Martin Aramco Formula One® Team is a great place to learn and grow, and the program ahead sounds exciting. I cannot wait to start working with everyone – especially on the simulator where I can make a contribution to the team’s performance on race weekends. I’m thrilled to get the chance to drive the AMR22 car later this year. It is a big motivator for me to work hard and make the most of this great opportunity.”

Mike Krack, Team Principal, Aston Martin Aramco Formula One® Team: “A big welcome to Jak as he begins an exciting journey with the Aston Martin Aramco Formula One® Team. He has shown great potential throughout his junior career and we look forward to supporting his learning and development as he steps into the AMR22 for the first time. As part of the growth of the team we want to offer talented young drivers a valuable development program and I have no doubt Jak will flourish in this environment. We are fortunate to have state-of-the art facilities and world-class personnel, who will prepare Jak to race at the very highest level.”

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