British Junior Confident in Abu Dhabi, Believes He Can Match F1 Drivers

Oliver Bearman, a young British talent, gets back in the Haas car for the first free practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, following his impressive performance during his first practice for the US team in Mexico and a victory in the last F2 race in early September at the Monza circuit.

Highlights

‣ Oliver Bearman, a young British talent, is set to get back in the Haas car during the first free practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. He had previously impressed during his first practice for the US team in Mexico.
‣ Bearman won the last F2 race, which took place in early September at the Monza circuit. This victory helped him climb further up the F2 championship standings and earned him a practice session for Haas.
‣ Despite it being a practice and not a qualifying or race, Bearman’s performance was highly praised. Nico Hulkenberg was only slightly faster than the 18-year-old Ferrari pupil.
‣ Bearman has shown impressive growth over the years, winning races in his first year of the prestigious European F4 championships and titles in his second year. He is the youngest driver in F2 and is considered a flagship Ferrari driver.


Oliver Bearman is back in the Haas car. He’s participating in the first free practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. This young British talent made quite an impression during his first practice for the US team in Mexico. Now, he’s hoping to follow up on that success.

It feels like ages ago, but Bearman won the last F2 race. That victory, however, dates back to early September at the Monza circuit. Bearman came out on top in the main race, climbing further up the F2 championship standings. His performance earned him a practice session with Haas, an opportunity he seized.

Even though it was just a practice, not a qualifying or race, Bearman’s performance was impressive. Nico Hulkenberg, a seasoned driver, was only three-tenths faster than the 18-year-old Ferrari pupil. The team praised Bearman, who will get another chance in Abu Dhabi.

Why is Bearman considered a great talent? Well, it’s been a while since his last race. He’s been watching from the sidelines, wishing he was there. He’s also been working with Haas on their simulator, helping develop next year’s car. The fact that he’d recently driven their car made him a good choice for this role.

Bearman gained self-confidence from his previous performance. He’d driven an F1 car before, but didn’t know where he stood. His performance in Mexico showed he could be competitive. He admitted to being nervous before the session, but was happy to prove he could hold his own.

Bearman was somewhat surprised by his own performance. He had no expectations, but immediately felt a good connection with the car. He knew he could do a good job after a few laps, and that was a nice feeling to have.

Bearman’s followers, however, were not surprised. He’s been impressive for a few years, showing tremendous growth. He started in British karting championships before moving to prestigious European F4 championships. He won races in his first year and titles in his second. In F3, he won a race and narrowly missed competing for the title. In F2, he repeated this feat a year later.

Bearman’s quick rise to the front of the pack speaks volumes about his potential. He has less experience than the drivers around him, is the youngest driver in F2, and is Ferrari’s flagship driver for a reason. He’ll be testing again in Abu Dhabi, participating in the Young Driver Test after the Abu Dhabi GP, and racing in the final race of the F2 championship. Winning the championship is no longer possible this year, but that’s his goal for next year. He’ll be racing for Prema, alongside teammate Andrea Kimi Antonelli. It’s going to be exciting.

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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