Both are familiar faces to the British team, with the pair having previously driven for them in Formula 3 – Crawford in 2021 and Hadjar in 2022 – alongside getting their first taste of F2 machinery at post-season testing in Yas Marina last November.
18-year-old Hadjar arrives off the back of a fourth-place finish in F3 last year. A title contender all the way to the final round, he clinched three wins and a further two podiums.
“I’m really excited to be part of the Red Bull Junior team and continue this journey with Hitech for another year. Hopefully we can win some more races and have a strong season together,” said Hadjar.
Meanwhile Crawford returns to Hitech after a year away. The American finished his debut F3 campaign 13th in the Standings before switching to PREMA Racing for the 2022 season. There he scored one win and four podiums to take seventh, helping the Italian squad to the Teams’ Championship title, alongside fellow 2023 graduates Oliver Bearman and Arthur Leclerc.
Currently, the 17-year-old is competing for Hitech in the Formula Regional Middle East Championship in preparation for his maiden F2 season.
“I am delighted to be back with Hitech for my first season of Formula 2. It will be a tough season with a strong grid but I am looking forward to what lies ahead,” elated Crawford.
Hitech Team Principal Oliver Oakes added: “We are excited to field once again two cars in FIA Formula 2 in Red Bull Junior Team colours, especially with two such promising young talents. Isack we saw first hand his last year as a rookie in Formula 3 and Jak we know him well from his first F3 season with us in 2021.”