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

The take a look at will function two automobiles per crew, with race drivers operating with the definitive 2023 Pirelli tyres in a single automobile, 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 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 could be a logical transfer as he has already been performing some simulator operating for the crew in Brackley, and is ready 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 precious expertise of the actual automobile and assist with correlation.

The 20-year-old has a powerful CV. A star in karting, he progressed shortly by way of Danish Formulation Ford and each the Danish and ADAC F4 collection, ending fourth within the latter in 2018.

Frederik Vesti, ART Grand Prix

Frederik Vesti, ART Grand Prix

Photograph by: FIA Formulation 2

He gained the inaugural Formulation Regional European Championship in 2019 with Prema, earlier than transferring to FIA F3 with the identical crew in 2020, as crew mate to Oscar Piastri and Logan Sargeant.

That yr he scored three function 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 general 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.

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