Purscher: In 2023 I will be Alfa Romeo’s reserve driver

In Austin, Theo Purscher made his debut in the official session of the Formula 1 race weekend, after completing the first practice session behind the wheel of an Alfa Romeo. After the free races, the 19-year-old rider shared his impressions and said he will come to almost all stages next season as the team’s reserver.

Theo Purscher: “Formula 1 car is great! The steering wheel is much harder than in Formula 2, but otherwise everything went well, so I’m happy. I worked a lot on the simulator – today it helped me a lot. Of course I want to continue working in the second practice, but I have to hand in Valtteri’s car.

It turned out that our simulator is very realistic. For me, the main difference between the simulator and the real track was the presence of traffic. There were 19 other cars on the track next to me, and when I left for the first lap I was even confused. As I said, the simulator is very realistic, so I was ready and enjoyed working on the track.

Next year I will be one of Alfa Romeo’s reserve drivers, which is great – I will work a lot on the simulator and come to almost all races. I don’t know yet whether I will continue to drive in Formula 2 in 2023, or move to another category, or not drive at all. We will discuss this weekend with Frederic Vasseur this weekend, but for now I want to focus on the end of the season.

I have one race left in Formula 2. It is important to win the vice world champion title and the team title with ART. Then I have youth tests in Abu Dhabi with Alfa Romeo.”

Source: F1 News

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