user icon
user icon

Vips replaces O'Ward for Super Formula finale

  • Published on 18 Oct 2019 11:16
  • comments 2
  • By: Fergal Walsh

Juri Vips will replace Patricio O'Ward at Mugen for the Super Formula season finale at the Suzuka Circuit next weekend.

O'Ward, who was signed up to the Red Bull junior programme earlier this year, endured a difficult first two races in the Japanese series, making his debut midway through the season.

Last time out at Okayama, the Mexican crossed the line in sixth place to score his first points in the series. 

However, he has been dropped for the finale in favour of 19-year-old Vips, who ended the FIA Formula 3 Championship in fourth place.

Vips picked up three victories and one further podium throughout the F3 season, and is now believed to be in contention for a full-time seat in Super Formula in 2020.

Vips' arrival at Team Mugen in Super Formula has put O'Ward's future with the energy drink squad in doubt, as Red Bull is set to field one other driver in the championship next year, which could be Lucas Auer. 

Elsewhere on the Red Bull programme, Japanese driver Yuki Tsuonda is in the running for a seat in Formula 2 in 2020 following his maiden year in the Formula 3 championship in 2019.

Replies (2)

Login to reply
  • Kean

    Posts: 679

    Dan Ticktum mentioned in an interview that he believes the chassi sustained damage in one of his races in Super Formula because O'Ward has also suffered. I think this means that O'Ward will be dropped from the Red Bull program, and I say good for him because that likely means that McLaren will sign him for their Indycar team. And if Hinch moves to Rahal Letterman, then it looks like Ferrucci will drive the 2nd car for McLaren, in what I believe will be an interim year for the team. In 2021 they will likely replace Ferrucci with Pagenaud.

    • + 0
    • Oct 18 2019 - 11:40
  • Sadtomato

    Posts: 48

    So Dr Evil in his secret lair underneath an Austrian volcano licks his finger, sniggers, pulls the lever and another prospect drops into the shark tank.

    • + 0
    • Oct 18 2019 - 13:43

GB F1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix

Local time 

  • Friday weather-image

    Saturday weather-image

    Sunday weather-image

  • Free practice 1

    11:00 - 12:30

    Free practice 3

    11:00 - 12:00

    Race

    14:10 - 16:10

  • Free practice 2

    15:00 - 16:30

    Qualifying

    14:00 - 15:00

    Fastest lap

     

GB F1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix

Local time 

  • Fridayweather-image

  • Free practice 1

    11:00 - 12:30

    Free practice 2

    15:00 - 16:30

  • Saturdayweather-image

  • Free practice 3

    11:00 - 12:00

    Qualifying

    14:00 - 15:00

  • Sunday weather-image

  • Race

    14:10 - 16:10

    Fastest lap

    14:10 - 16:10

Related news

Test calendar

Circuit de Catalunya - Winter testing

Circuit de Catalunya - Winter testing

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Will Bottas challenge Hamilton for the world championship in 2020?

World Championship standings 2020

Show full world champion standings

Formula 1 Calendar - 2020

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Spain
-
Spain
3 - Jul 5
Austria
10 - Jul 12
Austria
17 - Jul 19
Hungary
31 - Aug 2
United Kingdom
7 - Aug 9
United Kingdom
14 - Aug 16
Spain
28 - Aug 30
Belgium
4 - Sep 6
Italy
11 - Sep 13
Italy
25 - Sep 27
Russian
9 - Oct 11
Germany
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2020

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
3 - Jul 5
Austria Red Bull Ring
10 - Jul 12
Austria Red Bull Ring
17 - Jul 19
Hungary Hungaroring
31 - Aug 2
United Kingdom Silverstone
7 - Aug 9
United Kingdom Silverstone
14 - Aug 16
28 - Aug 30
4 - Sep 6
Italy Monza
11 - Sep 13
Italy Mugello
25 - Sep 27
Russian Sochi Autodrom
9 - Oct 11
Germany Nurburgring
See full schedule
show sidebar