Vesti tipped for Mercedes F1 run in Abu Dhabi younger driver take a look at - Motor Informed

Vesti tipped for Mercedes F1 run in Abu Dhabi younger driver take a look at

The take a look at will characteristic two vehicles per workforce, 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 obtainable as a result of Nyck de Vries has been launched to drive for AlphaTauri, as just lately 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 doing a little simulator operating for the workforce 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 Components Ford and each the Danish and ADAC F4 sequence, ending fourth within the latter in 2018.

Frederik Vesti, ART Grand Prix

Frederik Vesti, ART Grand Prix

Photograph by: FIA Components 2

He received the inaugural Components Regional European Championship in 2019 with Prema, earlier than shifting to FIA F3 with the identical workforce in 2020, as workforce mate to Oscar Piastri and Logan Sargeant.

That 12 months he scored three characteristic race wins, and completed fourth within the championship behind Piastri, Theo Pourchaire and Sargeant.

Having attracted Mercedes help 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 received 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 return, and is barely 9 factors shy of fourth place.



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