He is considered by many to be a child prodigy. He was originally supposed to make his F1 debut with the Alpine team. However, as he was unsure for a long time whether he would actually find a racing seat with the French, he fled to McLaren, where he replaced the ailing Daniel Ricciardo. His junior series stats are impressive. He was Formula Renault Eurocup champion in 2019, FIA F3 champion in 2020 and also reigned in Formula 2 in 2021. He’ll just behopinga year without racing doesn’t cost him too dearly. After all, he only tested with Alpine last year.