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Vesti Eyes F1 Future with Mercedes and McLaren

Vesti Eyes F1 Future with Mercedes and McLaren

27/04/2024

Frederik Vesti prepares for a pivotal role, aiming for a full-time Formula 1 seat as he juggles responsibilities at Mercedes and McLaren.

A young hopeful driver always dreams that his big chance to prove himself in Formula 1 is just around the corner.

After years of waiting for his own opportunity, Formula 2 champion Théo Pourchaire has turned his focus to the Japanese Super Formula series this year—while also getting his first opportunities in IndyCar. Formula 1 seems to be gradually moving away for the Frenchman.

However, last year’s F2 runner-up, Frederik Vesti, who signed this year for the European Le Mans Series in the LMP2 category, is more determined than ever to make it to F1.

The 22-year-old Dane, who nearly replaced Logan Sargeant at Williams this year, is still supported by Mercedes, Williams’ engine partner.

“There are about 15 drivers whose contracts in F1 end in 2025, so I’ll be there to knock on the doors of all the teams.”

By that, he means in the Formula 1 paddock, as a regular reserve driver on-site for the Mercedes F1 team. And as part of this deal, he could also find himself on the grid driving a McLaren this season.

“As part of the agreement Mercedes has with McLaren, I can also act as a reserve driver for them.”

“So if one of their drivers falls ill or something of the sort, McLaren also has the option to put me in the car.”

Vesti said that if McLaren called him, it would not be too difficult for him to adapt to the procedures.

“I am very familiar with the Mercedes engine. I know how to manage it. And I know how to use the steering wheel and all the buttons.”

“This makes it quite easy to be a reserve driver for another team that has a Mercedes engine.”

Vesti Eyes F1 Future with Mercedes and McLaren

Vesti Eyes F1 Future with Mercedes and McLaren. Vesti Eyes F1 Future with Mercedes and McLaren

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