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MoneyGram Haas F1 Team sign Ollie Bearman

Aditya Chaudhuri Aditya Chaudhuri

MoneyGram Haas F1 Team have announced that Ferrari Academy driver Ollie Bearman will be joining them on a multi-year deal.

Bearman will make his full-season debut with Haas during the 2025 Formula One World Championship. 

Bearman joined the Ferrari Driver Academy in November 2021 and finished sixth in his debut Formula 2 season in 2023. He has also won the 2021 Italian F4 Championship and the ADAC F4 Championship.

The 19-year-old made his F1 free practice debut at the 2024 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, getting in the car for Carlos Sainz. He is currently racing in Formula 2 with PREMA Racing and recently took his first career win at the Austrian Sprint Race. 

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Speaking about signing with Haas, Bearman commented:

It’s hard to put into words just how much this means to me. To say out loud that I will be a Formula 1 driver for MoneyGram Haas F1 Team makes me so immensely proud. To be one of the very few people who get to do the thing that they dreamed of as a child is something truly incredible. To Gene, Ayao and everyone at Haas, thank you for believing in me and for trusting me to represent your team. I’ve really enjoyed working with everyone since the first time we met in Mexico and I can’t wait to enjoy this moment with them and hopefully many more in the future. To Fred, Marco, Jock, Alessandro and everyone at the Scuderia Ferrari Driver Academy, quite simply, I wouldn’t be here without you. Thank you for preparing me since F4 for this incredible opportunity and know I will give it everything I have.

Ayao Komatsu, Team Principal of MoneyGram Haas F1 Team, added:

It’s an exciting thing to be able to give a young driver as talented as Oliver Bearman his first full-time seat in Formula 1. He’s developed into an incredibly mature driver under the guidance of the Scuderia Ferrari Driver Academy and the world saw that for themselves when he was called in at the last minute to compete at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. Oliver proved he was more than ready for the task, and we’ve seen that for ourselves running him in the Haas cars in our FP1 sessions over the past two seasons. We’re looking forward to further developing him as a driver and reaping the benefits of his talent – both inside and outside of the car. Oliver’s a great guy and a very welcome addition to the team when he joins us for the FP1 weekends. Now we know that the relationship is going to be longer-term, it’s a positive thing for all concerned.

Gene Haas, Team Owner of MoneyGram Haas F1 Team, added:

I’m pleased we’ve been able to give Oliver Bearman this opportunity to drive full-time in Formula 1 – he’s undoubtedly an exciting rookie prospect, not just based on what he showed in Saudi Arabia but also through his time developing his relationship with our team. I’m personally excited to see how he grows as a driver, and we look forward to seeing him deliver for MoneyGram Haas F1 Team next season and beyond. This is an exciting time for the team. Oliver’s signing shows we continue to invest in talent – both on and off-track – as we continue to compete at the highest level.

Haas signs Ollie Bearman
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Aditya Chaudhuri

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Hailing from the City of Joy, the things that bring me joy are cricket, a good non-tilt CS:GO session, F1 and movies.

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