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Oliver Bearman secures full-time formula 1 seat with Haas for 2025 season

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Ferrari junior Oliver Bearman secured a full-time seat in Formula 1 starting from the 2025 season after finalizing a multi-year deal with American team Haas.

The 19-year-old made headlines in Formula 1 earlier this year when he substituted for an unwell Carlos Sainz at Ferrari during the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, impressively finishing seventh.

Oliver Bearman, currently competing in F2 with PREMA, clinched his first win of the season and fourth of his career at the recent Sprint Race in Austria.

Alongside his F2 commitments, Bearman serves as a reserve driver for both Haas and Ferrari in Formula 1.

He is set to complete six FP1 appearances with Haas this year, with his third outing scheduled for Silverstone over the weekend.

Reflecting on his achievement, Bearman expressed, “It’s hard to put into words just how much this means to me.

To say out loud that I will be a Formula 1 driver for Haas F1 Team makes me so immensely proud. To be one of the very few people who get to do the thing they dreamed of as a child is something truly incredible.”

With Nico Hulkenberg moving to Sauber/Audi next year and Kevin Magnussen’s contract expiring in 2024, one seat remains open at Haas.

Alpine’s Esteban Ocon and Sauber’s Valtteri Bottas are leading contenders, while Magnussen aims to secure his spot with consistent performances like his recent strong eighth-place finish in Austria.

Oliver Bearman will join Lewis Hamilton, George Russell, and Lando Norris as the fourth British driver on the Formula 1 grid next season, marking a significant representation of British talent comprising twenty percent of the F1 grid.

Alex Albon, who races under the Thai flag but holds dual Thai-British nationality, further adds to this cohort.

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