Oliver Bearman Named Official Reserve Driver for MoneyGram Haas F1 Team

31 Jan, 2024

MoneyGram Haas F1 Team has confirmed Oliver Bearman as its Official Reserve Driver for the 2024 FIA Formula 1 World Championship.

Bearman (18) made his Formula 1 weekend debut with MoneyGram Haas F1 team in 2023 – the British racer participating in two FP1 sessions in Mexico and Abu Dhabi. Bearman, a member of the Scuderia Ferrari Driver Academy, also participated in November’s end-of-season test at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi alongside Fittipaldi. A four-time winner in the 2023 FIA Formula 2 Championship, Bearman – who will also fulfill a reserve role with Scuderia Ferrari, returns to the series in 2024 driving once again for Prema Racing.

In addition to his Reserve Driver role, Bearman has been confirmed to participate in six FP1 sessions for MoneyGram Haas F1 Team in 2024 (R07 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, R10 Spanish Grand Prix, R12 British Grand Prix, R13 Hungarian Grand Prix, R20 Mexico City Grand Prix, R24 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix).

“I’m pleased to have both Oliver Bearman and Pietro Fittipaldi as our reserve drivers,” said Ayao Komatsu, Team Principal of MoneyGram Haas F1 Team. “Oliver did a tremendous job for us last season settling in well and working through both his FP1 run programs in Mexico and Abu Dhabi and then with his test program. We’re looking forward to giving him the opportunity for more outings in FP1 in 2024 – with testing at a premium this is key running time, both for us to evaluate Oliver’s progress but also to enable him seat time in a Formula 1 car.”

Oliver Bearman commented; “I’m really happy to be part of MoneyGram Haas F1 Team for the upcoming season. I had a great experience last year working with everyone at the team and I’m looking forward to building on that this year. There are several events I’ll be doing FP1’s at – alongside the reserve duties, which is exciting. I’m grateful to Haas F1 Team and Scuderia Ferrari for their faith and for supporting me.”

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