F1: Ollie Bearman joins Haas for 2025 season and beyond

Oliver Bearman will race for Haas in the 2025 FIA Formula One World Championship and beyond after signing a deal for a full-time race seat with the American team. 


Bearman, 19, from the United Kingdom has already scored six World Championship points in the series. He replaced the ill Carlos Sainz for Ferrari at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix and impressed many. 


He withdrew from the FIA Formula 2 Championship that weekend but made a return to the series in the following round and is currently 14th in the Driver’s standings, scoring a Sprint win last time out in Austria. 


Outside his one-off appearance for the Scuderia, the driver from Chelmsford has been behind the wheel of a Formula One car many times, including several Free Practice One for Haas in 2023 and 2024. 


On the announcement, Ollie Bearman said: “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 what 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 Haas said: “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 relationship is going to be longer-term, it’s a positive thing for all concerned.”

Gene Haas, Team Owner of commented; “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.”


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