Isack Hadjar know where his future lies for 2023

F3 leader Isack Hadjar: ‘I know what I’m doing next year’

A number of Formula 3 drivers have begun negotiations over their racing futures, but one driver who knows his future is Hitech Grand Prix’s Isack Hadjar, who confirmed to F1 Feeder Series this afternoon that he knows where he’s headed in 2023.

By Michael McClure

Red Bull Junior Team adviser Helmut Marko confirmed to AutoHebdo in July that Hadjar would be racing in Formula 2 next season with an eye towards an AlphaTauri seat in Formula 1 in 2024. Hadjar alluded as much to this plan in a virtual media roundtable with F1 Feeder Series and selected media earlier this afternoon.

“Obviously I know what I’m doing next year, so it’s good for me,” he said. The team with which he will be competing next season is not yet confirmed, but F1 Feeder Series understands Hitech is a likely destination. Before his F3 season, Hadjar finished third with the team in the Formula Regional Asian Championship over the winter.

Hadjar also discussed his relationship with Hitech in last week’s F1 Feeder Series Podcast.

The relationship I have with [Hitech] is amazing

Isack Hadjar

“If I had to stay five more years with Hitech, I think I would. It’s really a team I love at the moment. The relationship I have with them is amazing. It feels like a second family, feels great to race with them, to work with them, so I think it’s really important to have this relationship, to continue it, to grow and go further.”

F1 Feeder Series also asked Prema’s Arthur Leclerc and MP Motorsport rookie Kush Maini about their plans for next season, but neither driver indicated that they knew what lay ahead.

“For me, it’s still early to talk. I mean the season is not finished, so first let’s focus fully on the season, and then we will see what I will do next year. But for the moment, the focus is fully on this year, so [I] cannot say more,” second-year F3 driver Leclerc said.

“I think it’s all up in the air at the minute. Maybe after Monza, but definitely not now,” Maini said.

The first of three consecutive F3 race weekends begins tomorrow at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, with a round at Circuit Zandvoort in the Netherlands next up from 2–4 September before the season finale at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza from 9–11 September.

Header photo credit: Red Bull Content Pool


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