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Haas F1 Team

Haas excited to 'reap the benefits' of Bearman signing

Haas has confirmed Oliver Bearman as part of its 2025 F1 driver pairing.

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Haas team principal Ayao Komatsu is excited for Haas to "reap the benefits" of signing Oliver Bearman, who has signed for the outfit for next season.

The signing of Bearman for 2025 was announced on Thursday morning ahead of this weekend's British Grand Prix. 

Bearman has completed several practice sessions for Haas, most recently in FP1 at the Spanish Grand Prix. Of course, Bearman also featured in the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix after replacing Carlos Sainz. 

Haas' new signing for 2025 will complete the jump from Formula 2, with the team's owner Gene Haas being pleased to offer the young Briton a seat in F1.

“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," said Haas. 

"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.”

Bearman 'ready'

Bearman has impressed both Ferrari and Haas every time he has had an opportunity to drive an F1 car. 

Most notably, he finished seventh on his debut in Saudi Arabia, ahead of both Lewis Hamilton and Lando Norris. 

The young Briton is viewed as a very exciting talent for the future, with him having matured very quickly under Ferrari's guidance. 

Komatsu is eager to start working with Bearman full-time and support his development, which the team boss recognises will simply result in better results for Haas. 

“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,” said Komatsu.

“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 relationship is going to be longer-term, it’s a positive thing for all concerned.”

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