Haas offers itself a Ferrari driver!

Haas offers itself a Ferrari driver!

19-year-old British driver Ollie Bearman, who currently races in Formula 2, has signed a multi-year contract with the Haas team, starting in 2025.

There will be at least four British drivers in the Formula 1 paddock in 2025! After Lewis Hamilton, Lando Norris and George Russell, it is Ollie Bearman who is guaranteed a seat for next season. The 19-year-old driver signed a multi-year contract with the Haas team on Thursday, which will see Nico Hülkenberg leave for Sauber next year and which has still not extended Kevin Magnussen’s contract.

A member of the Ferrari Driver Academy since 2022, Ollie Bearman became known to the general public last March, when he replaced Carlos Sainz Jr, who had undergone appendicitis surgery, in the Ferrari seat at short notice. He then took part in the third free practice session (10th) and the qualifying session (11th), before finishing in seventh place in the Grand Prix, becoming the youngest driver in F1 history to score points in his first Grand Prix. He is currently competing in the Formula 2 season with Prema, and occupies 14th place in the standings.

Bearman: “Something really incredible”

“It’s hard to put into words what this means to me,” said the young driver. “To say out loud that I will be a Formula 1 driver for Haas F1 Team makes me immensely proud. To be one of the few people who can do what they dreamed of as a child is something truly incredible. To Gene (Haas, Team Owner), Ayao (Komatsu, Haas Team Principal) and the entire Haas team, thank you for believing in me and trusting me to represent your team. I have really enjoyed working with everyone since we first met in Mexico and I look forward to this moment with them and hopefully many more in the future. To everyone at the Scuderia Ferrari Driver Academy, I wouldn’t be here without you. Thank you for preparing me since F4 for this incredible opportunity and know that I will give it my all.” » It remains to be seen who will accompany him to Haas next season. Esteban Ocon and Valtteri Bottas are among the contenders, but it is not excluded that Kevin Magnussen will stay.

The F1 2025 grid

Alpine : Gasly and another pilot
Aston Martin : Alonso et Stroll
Ferrari : Leclerc et Hamilton
Haas: Bearman and another driver
Sauber: Hulkenberg and another driver
McLaren: Norris and Piastri
Mercedes: Tsunoda and another driver
Racing Bulls : Perez et Verstappen
Williams: Albon and another driver

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