Ollie’s Winning Ways: Recapping Records and Racing into F1

In the exhilarating world of Formula 2, where speed is king and precision is paramount, Aventum sponsored driver Ollie Bearman is writing a thrilling chapter in his racing career.

With a lengthy 12 week gap between the penultimate race of the season and the grand finale in Abu Dhabi at the end of November, Ollie wasn’t about to sit around twiddling his thumbs.

What Did He Do In The Break?

In a record breaking moment, Ollie only went and made his Formula 1 debut with the MoneyGram Haas Formula 1 team in Mexico City. Becoming the youngest driver to ever test in Formula 1 Free Practice, a record previously held by Lando Norris, the Haas team was impressed by Ollie’s preparation, engagement with engineers and seemingly unshakable composure. Ayao Komatsu, Haas Formula 1 Team Principal, praised Ollie, saying, “He did not put a foot wrong."

Back in the Haas for Free Practice 1 in Abu Dhabi, Ollie jumped into the VF-23 Haas of Nico Hulkenberg before taking to the Yas Marina circuit for the last Formula 2 race of the season. Ollie finished sixth in the Driver Championship in 2023.

F2 Season Summary

Ollie’s inaugural season in Formula 2 has been nothing short of sensational. A true star in the making, he left an indelible mark on the grid by securing victories in both the Sprint and Feature races on the heart-pounding streets of Baku, Azerbaijan.

He continued his winning streak with triumphs in the Feature races of Barcelona, Spain and Monza, Italy. Securing four pole positions, a fastest lap, five podium finishes and four victories, it is not surprising Ollie caught the eye of North Carolina-based Formula 1 racing team Haas.

At the start of the season, Aventum Group pledged cash donations to the Motor Neurone Disease Association - of which Ollie is an ambassador - for every podium he achieved in the season. After his successes in 2023, Aventum donated a total of £8,400 to the MND Association.