Heartwarming scenes as Aussie motorbike legend Mick Doohan shows emotional side watching son make debut in an F1 car: ‘I cherish the moment’

Jack Doohan’s debut drive at a Formula One weekend may have been cut short through a technical issue, but the Australian teenager’s famous dad was still left cherishing a ‘magnificent moment’. Invited into the Alpine garage at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez to watch Jack in his first F1 practice session on Friday, Mick liked what he saw of the teenager’s debut before technical issues with the car’s power unit prompted the team to cut his session short after 13 laps. Asked if he had butterflies watching Jack in action, he admitted: ‘Totally – you’re not in control of what’s going on when you’re just watching, but I cherish the moment. Mick was impressed by Jack’s first few laps before Alpine pulled the plug, concerned about issues in the car that Esteban Ocon will race.

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