The take a look at will function two automobiles per crew, with race drivers operating with the definitive 2023 Pirelli tyres in a single automotive, and rookies – outlined as these with not more than two Grand Prix begins – within the different.
Mercedes has a rookie slot out there as a result of Nyck de Vries has been launched to drive for AlphaTauri, as not too long ago confirmed by Franz Tost, the Faenza outfit’s boss.
Vesti was introduced as a Mercedes junior driver in January 2021, and he’s probably the most certified candidate within the Stuttgart producer’s programme.
Giving him a run within the W13 can be a logical transfer as he has already been performing some simulator operating for the crew in Brackley, and is about to do extra in 2023 as each de Vries and occasional sim driver Stoffel Vandoorne are leaving the Mercedes camp.
A day within the W13 will present Vesti with helpful expertise of the actual automotive and assist with correlation.
The 20-year-old has a powerful CV. A star in karting, he progressed shortly by way of Danish Method Ford and each the Danish and ADAC F4 collection, ending fourth within the latter in 2018.
Frederik Vesti, ART Grand Prix
Picture by: FIA Method 2
He gained the inaugural Method Regional European Championship in 2019 with Prema, earlier than shifting to FIA F3 with the identical crew in 2020, as crew mate to Oscar Piastri and Logan Sargeant.
That 12 months he scored three function race wins, and completed fourth within the championship behind Piastri, Theo Pourchaire and Sargeant.
Having attracted Mercedes assist he moved to ART for his second F3 season in 2021, It was a much less productive season total with only one race win, though he once more completed fourth within the championship.
This season he moved as much as F2 with ART. He gained the dash race in Baku and has this far logged 4 different podiums, together with second locations in each the dash and have occasions at Monza final month.
He lies eighth within the championship with simply the Abu Dhabi finale to come back, and is simply 9 factors shy of fourth place.