Entering his third full season with Hitech Grand Prix, Jüri Vips is hoping that some stability to spark a frontrunning campaign. Vips’ relationship with the British outfit first began in Formula 3 in 2019, where he notched one pole, three wins and a further podium, finishing fourth.
The Red Bull backed driver initially made his F2 debut in 2020, where he took 16 points, including a podium. Making the jump to F2 full-time for 2021 with Hitech, the Estonian became the first driver to win twice in a single weekend at Baku, taking his first victory in the second Sprint Race, before clinching the Feature Race win to boot.
Scoring four further podiums throughout the year, the 21-year-old ended his first full campaign in sixth, before taking on Formula 1 machinery with Red Bull at the Young Driver Test in Abu Dhabi.
With nearly six years’ of single-seater experience behind him, Vips’ CV also boasts race wins in European Formula 3, Italian Formula 4 and ADAC F4, while he finished as the runner-up in the 2019 Macau Grand Prix with Hitech.
2022Red Bull Junior Team Driver
2021 FIA Formula 2 Championship – 6th Red Bull Junior Team Driver
2020 FIA Formula 2 Championship – 16th Formula Regional European Championship certified by FIA – 8th Red Bull Junior Team Driver
2019 FIA Formula 3 Championship – 4th Suncity Group Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix, FIA F3 World Cup – 2nd Super Formula (1 race) Red Bull Junior Team Driver
2018 FIA Formula 3 European Championship – 4th Suncity Group Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix, FIA F3 World Cup – 19th Red Bull Junior Team Driver
2017 Formula 4 ADAC – Champion FIA Formula 3 European Championship Italian F4 Championship Powered by Abarth
2016/17 MRF Challenge, Formula 2000 – 6th
2016 Formula 4 ADAC – 6th Italian F4 Championship Powered by Abarth – 5th