British F1 History at Mexican Grand Prix Weekend

British teenager Oliver Bearman will become the youngest Brit ever to participate in a Formula 1 Grand Prix weekend, as he takes part in the first practice session in Mexico and later in Abu Dhabi, fulfilling his dream of driving a Formula 1 car.

Highlights

‣ Oliver Bearman will become the youngest Brit ever to be active during a Grand Prix weekend.
‣ Bearman’s goal is to eventually go to F1 and he is currently focusing on performing well on track.
‣ Bearman will be loaned to Haas by Ferrari for the first practice session in Mexico and later in Abu Dhabi.
‣ Bearman is excited and a bit scared to be on track with drivers he grew up watching, like Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso.


Formula 1 has a rich history with Britain, and this weekend at the Mexican Grand Prix, a new record will be set as Oliver Bearman becomes the youngest Brit ever to be active during a Grand Prix weekend. Bearman, only 18 years old, is determined to reach F1, stating, “My goal is to go to F1. I’m not in a rush… My goal in the meantime is to perform as well as I can on track.”

Thanks to a loan from Ferrari, Bearman will have the opportunity to showcase his skills with Haas during the first practice session on Friday. He will also have a second opportunity to impress later this season in Abu Dhabi. Bearman’s dream of driving a Formula 1 car is about to come true. He expressed his excitement, saying, “It will be amazing to be on track with these guys.”

While Bearman acknowledges the intimidation of being on track with drivers he grew up watching, such as Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso, he plans to focus on his driving once he’s behind the wheel. He said, “Once I’m driving, I don’t think I’ll be thinking about it too much.”

Bearman’s journey to Formula 1 is just beginning, but he is determined to make the most of the opportunities presented to him. As he takes the track in Mexico and looks ahead to future sessions, the young British driver is ready to prove himself and chase his dream of reaching the pinnacle of motorsport.

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez is a senior writer at F1Highlights.com. With a passion for motorsports, Albert brings a unique perspective to the world of Formula One. With over five years of experience as a sports reporter, he has honed his skills in capturing the essence of the sport.

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