Frederik Vesti set for F1 debut with Mercedes in Mexico
Components 2 championship protagonist Frederik Vesti will make his Components 1 debut later this season with the Prema driver set to take over driving duties throughout Free Apply 1 on the Mexico Metropolis Grand Prix.
The Mercedes junior will likely be getting behind the wheel of the W14 for the hour-long session on the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, as a part of the 2 necessary rookie periods every F1 staff should full.
“I’m extremely proud to be doing the FP1 session in Mexico Metropolis with the Crew – it’s a dream come true,” stated Vesti. “To assume in lower than two months that I’ll be doing my first official Components One session with Mercedes, who’ve gained eight consecutive Constructors’ Championships, is superb. This has been my dream since I used to be very younger and one thing I’ve been combating for by my entire junior profession.
“It’s taken numerous laborious work, and it is a essential step for me on my journey. To have the ability to develop myself in an F1 automotive alongside a few of the finest drivers on this planet is one thing I’m wanting ahead to. I wish to thank Mercedes for this unimaginable alternative, in addition to my sponsors and supervisor for all the time believing in me. I can’t wait to be driving W14 for the primary time.”
Vesti at the moment sits second within the Drivers’ Championship with 4 wins and an additional three podiums to his identify.
Having been part of the Mercedes Junior Crew since January 2021, the Dane acquired his first style of Components 1 equipment final 12 months in the course of the Abu Dhabi Younger Drivers’ Take a look at. There, Vesti accomplished 124 laps across the Yas Marina Circuit in Mercedes’ W13.
Mercedes Crew Principal and CEO, Toto Wolff added: “Fred has executed a powerful Components 2 marketing campaign thus far this season. Driving in an FP1 session is the following step in his improvement and we’re wanting ahead to giving him that chance. He’s a gifted younger driver, not solely fast however considerate, and he understands precisely what the Crew is on the lookout for from him within the automotive. I’m positive he’ll carry out effectively and supply a stable start line for our work over the weekend.”