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Pourchaire ‘very close' to F1 debut in 2022

Nov.20 Theo Pourchaire says he came 'very close' to being signed as Valtteri Bottas' Alfa Romeo teammate for 2022. The Sauber junior, 18, is clearly the preferred protege of team boss Frederic Vasseur, but Vasseur insists he didn't want to 'burn' his fellow Frenchman by pushing him into Formula 1 too early. 'I am obviously disappointed,' Pourchaire, who is fifth overall in his debut Formula 2 season this year, told France's Auto Hebdo. 'I would be lying to say otherwise. Because even if I am told all day long that I am young and have plenty of time to arrive in F1, I am disappointed because I came very close to this seat. 'It was between Guanyu (Zhou) and me,' he revealed. Indeed, another...
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