The Road to F1: MoneyGram Haas F1 Team’s Newest Sensation

Buckle up, fellow speed demons because the Formula 1 racing world is about to experience an adrenaline-fueled blast of youth.

Oliver Bearman is poised to make his electrifying Formula 1 debut - burning rubber with the MoneyGram Haas Formula 1 Team - in a duo of FP1 sessions that promise to be nothing short of thrilling spectacles of speed.

Where Are The Races?

At just 18 years old, Ollie will tear up the tarmac in the VF-23, thrilling fans at the Mexican Grand Prix on Friday, 27 October. But that’s not all. Ollie will return to the track in an F1 car at the Grand Finale of the 2023 racing season. Yes, he will also feature in FP1 on Friday, 24 November, in Abu Dhabi.

The Road to F1: The Journey So Far…

The rising star has already secured four impressive victories in his very first Formula 2 season with Prema Racing, catapulting him into the racing stratosphere. But that is not Ollie’s first taste of racing success.

Before tearing up the Formula 2 circuits, Ollie conquered the Italian F4 Championship with an astonishing EIGHT wins and then casually grabbed another six wins in the ADAC Championship in 2021.

The result? An invitation to the prestigious Ferrari Driver Academy, where legends like current Formula 1 racing drivers such as Charles Leclerc and Sergio Perez honed their skills. Ollie drove for Prema Racing in the 2022 Formula 3 season before joining F2 in 2023.

On Track for Success

Guenther Steiner the mastermind behind the MoneyGram Haas F1 Team, could not be more thrilled about the new addition.

“Bearman’s rookie season in Formula 2 has been nothing short of spectacular, with four resounding victories to his name. As part of the Ferrari Driver Academy, we know that Oliver is arriving for his weekends with us having undergone meticulous preparation.”

Ollie himself is revving up for the ride of his life later this month, stating with determination, “Becoming an F1 driver has been my lifelong dream, since my days on the karting circuit. To be given the opportunity to get behind the wheel this year is an extraordinary privilege.” Extremely grateful for the chance to drive a Formula 1 car, Ollie continued, “I extend my heartfelt gratitude to the team and, of course, Ferrari for making this dream a reality.”

With it all still to drive for, watch everything unfold live in Mexico on 27 October. Plus, join us for the 14th and final round of the Formula 2 season (plus more F1 testing) in Abu Dhabi on 24-26 November - all live on Sky Sports F1.