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Alpine to provide physical coaching to 2023 British F4 champion

by Ida Wood

Photo: Alpine F1 Team

The 2023 British Formula 4 champion will spend next year being given physical coaching by the Alpine Formula 1 team.

It is the second prize that the champion will get, following a Formula Regional test that was funded by tyre supplier Pirelli last year when it was first introduced.

The newly announced deal between the team and the series is not centred around track-side support, as Alpine Academy members would recieve, but is instead on a programme exclusively based at Alpine’s headquarters in Enstone.

The recipient of the 12-month scheme will be able to use Alpine’s Human Performance Centre, a popular gymnasium with motorsport figures in and outside of the team, with a structured programme set by Alpine following an initial assessment.

“We are pleased to collaborate with British F4 for 2023 and offer the champion a variety of opportunities we have as a F1 team,” said Alpine Academy director Julian Rouse.

“The facilities and knowledge we have here at Alpine is invaluable to an upcoming driver and their next step in their career, and we are eager to be onboard with this journey to promote young talent in grassroot series like British F4.”

The “tailored development plan” that will be curated for the champion will have “a focus on improving core physical condition and identifying areas of improvement”, as most gymnasium programmes with personal trainers do.

Alpine is yet to announce its roster of Academy members and affiliates for 2023, although it is known that Olli Caldwell and Jack Doohan – who both raced in Formula 2 last year – will remain affiliated with the brand in new roles.

Doohan will continue racing in F2, while Caldwell is believed to have a race programme lined up elsewhere.