Dan Ticktum to drive for Red Bull in F1's post-Bahrain GP test

Red Bull will run Dan Ticktum in the post-Bahrain Grand Prix Formula 1 test next week

Dan Ticktum to drive for Red Bull in F1's post-Bahrain GP test

The British driver, who is racing in Super Formula this season, will drive on the second day of the Sakhir test next week.

He will take over the RB15 from from regular race driver Max Verstappen, who will drive on Tuesday.

Ticktum has experience of older F1 machinery from his prize McLaren Autosport BRDC Award outing and Red Bull demonstration runs.

The Red Bull junior driver had named a contemporary Red Bull test as one of his main targets for 2019.

He was initially slated to drive for the team last year but did not have the superlicence points required for the necessary testing licence.

Ticktum was also briefly in contention for a Toro Rosso F1 drive for this season, having been named as a contender during his title-challenging European Formula 3 campaign last year.

However, his Euro F3 championship bid faded and that put an end to his hopes of securing the necessary superlicence points.

Ticktum has been an official Red Bull junior since 2017, when he returned from a racing ban he picked up in late-2015 for a high-profile incident under the safety car in an MSA Formula race at Silverstone.

He is a two-time winner of the Macau Grand Prix, having taken victory in the Formula 3 showpiece event for the last two years.

The Haas F1 team has announced that development driver Pietro Fittipaldi will run for the team in Bahrain, conducting Wednesday's programme after taking over from Romain Grosjean on Tuesday.

shares
comments
FIA splits Charlie Whiting roles for Formula 1's Bahrain GP

Previous article

FIA splits Charlie Whiting roles for Formula 1's Bahrain GP

Next article

Russell only saw Australian GP F1 start lights through reflection

Russell only saw Australian GP F1 start lights through reflection
Load comments
The ‘backwards step’ that is the right move for Formula 1 Plus

The ‘backwards step’ that is the right move for Formula 1

OPINION: With its days apparently numbered, the MGU-H looks set to be dropped from Formula 1’s future engine rules in order to entice new manufacturers in. While it may appear a change of direction, the benefits for teams and fans could make the decision a worthwhile call

Formula 1
Sep 23, 2021
The floundering fortunes of F1’s many Lotus reboots Plus

The floundering fortunes of F1’s many Lotus reboots

Team Lotus ceased to exist in 1994 - and yet various parties have been trying to resurrect the hallowed name, in increasingly unrecognisable forms, ever since. DAMIEN SMITH brings GP Racing’s history of the legendary team to an end with a look at those who sought to keep the flame alive in Formula 1

Formula 1
Sep 22, 2021
Why the 2021 title fight is far from F1's worst, despite its toxic background Plus

Why the 2021 title fight is far from F1's worst, despite its toxic background

OPINION: Formula 1 reconvenes for the Russian Grand Prix two weeks after the latest blow in ‘Max Verstappen vs Lewis Hamilton’. While the Silverstone and Monza incidents were controversial, they thankfully lacked one element that so far separates the 2021 title fight from the worst examples of ugly championship battles

Formula 1
Sep 22, 2021
How F1’s other champion to emerge from 1991 thrived at Lotus Plus

How F1’s other champion to emerge from 1991 thrived at Lotus

Mika Hakkinen became Michael Schumacher’s biggest rival in Formula 1 in the late-90s and early 2000s, having also made his F1 debut in 1991. But as MARK GALLAGHER recalls, while Schumacher wowed the world with a car that was eminently capable, Hakkinen was fighting to make his mark with a famous team in terminal decline

Formula 1
Sep 21, 2021
The forgotten F1 comeback that began Jordan’s odyssey  Plus

The forgotten F1 comeback that began Jordan’s odyssey 

Before Michael Schumacher – or anyone else – had driven the 191 (or 911 as it was initially called), Eddie Jordan turned to a fellow Irishman to test his new Formula 1 car. JOHN WATSON, a grand prix winner for Penske and McLaren, recalls his role in the birth of a legend…

Formula 1
Sep 20, 2021
The squandered potential of a 70s F1 underdog Plus

The squandered potential of a 70s F1 underdog

A podium finisher in its first outing but then never again, the BRM P201 was a classic case of an opportunity squandered by disorganisation and complacency, says STUART CODLING

Formula 1
Sep 18, 2021
The other notable Monza escape that F1 should learn from Plus

The other notable Monza escape that F1 should learn from

OPINION: The headlines were dominated by the Italian Grand Prix crash between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, who had the halo to thank for avoiding potentially serious injury. But two days earlier, Formula 1 had a lucky escape with a Monza pitlane incident that could also have had grave consequences

Formula 1
Sep 17, 2021
How Monza only added more questions to F1's sprint race conundrum Plus

How Monza only added more questions to F1's sprint race conundrum

With two sprint races under its belt, Formula 1 must now consider its options for them going forward. While they've helped deliver exciting racing on Sundays, the sprints themselves have been somewhat lacking - creating yet another conundrum for F1 to solve...

Formula 1
Sep 16, 2021