Oliver Bearman has secured a full-time F1 call-up with Haas in a new multi-year deal despite an up/down ongoing F2 season.

Having made his F1 debut in Saudi Arabian GP for Ferrari where he finished seventh in the order, Bearman became a favourite to make it to the grid in 2025. Haas was always one of the certain destinations and it remains as that after he signed a new multi-year deal.

The Ferrari junior is amid a difficult second F2 season with Prema where he is 14th in the standings with 28 points and just the one sprint win. Despite the low-key run, Bearman has seemingly done enough to convince a full-time F1 call-up, especially on the back of his Jeddah performance and FP1 outings.

He takes up the vacant seat of Nico Hulkenberg, with his teammate to be determined at a later stage. Apart from Kevin Magnussen, the name of Esteban Ocon is doing rounds. Bearman will be in action in FP1 of British GP, which is his third outing of the six he is slated to undertake, with Hungary, Mexico and Abu Dhabi to follow.

Bearman will become the fourth British driver on the grid in 2025, joining Lewis Hamilton, George Russell and Lando Norris. “It’s hard to put into words just how much this means to me,” he 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.”

Haas team boss Ayao Komatsu stated: “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.”

And team owner Gene Haas 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.”

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