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Aston Martin

American star to conduct Aston Martin F1 test

Aston Martin are set to give an American driver their first experience of driving an F1 car.

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American F2 driver Jak Crawford will test Aston Martin's 2022 car on Wednesday, in what will be his first experience of F1 machinery. 

Crawford races for DAMS in the junior category and was recently signed as a member of the Aston Martin driver development programme. 

He is the newest member of the Silverstone-based team and will drive the AMR22 at the Red Bull Ring, the home of the Austrian Grand Prix. 

Prior to the most recent F2 rounds in Imola and Monaco, Crawford made his Formula E debut for Andretti after representing the American team in the championship's rookie test in Berlin.

Being part of the Aston Martin driver development programme has seen Crawford complete fitness work, media training, simulator sessions and has joined the team trackside to gain experience. 

'Dream come true'

The next stage of Crawford's development, is driving an F1 car for the very first time. 

"Testing with Aston Martin Aramco Formula One Team is more than just a dream come true; it's an important and exciting step on my motorsport journey," said Crawford.

"I'm incredibly grateful for this chance to drive an F1 car, learn more from the team and push myself even further. I want to say a massive thank you to Aston Martin Aramco Formula One Team for believing in me and providing this opportunity.

"I can't wait to hit the track in Austria on 5 June."

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