Oliver Bearman will make his Formula 2 debut with PREMA Racing in the 2023 season.
Bearman drove for PREMA in Formula 3 this year. The 17-year-old finished 3rd in the championship with 132 points in his tally. He won one race and had eight podium finishes in 2022.
On Monday, PREMA announced that Bearman will compete in F2 in 2023.
“I’m really excited to continue another year with the PREMA family, this time in F2. I’m really happy with how my first season went in F3. It was a really nice introduction, and I felt like the team coached me throughout the year really well,” Bearman said.
“I will continue to work hard over the winter with the Ferrari Driver Academy in order to be fully prepared for 2023. It will be a tough challenge, but everyone works so hard, and I’m really looking forward to the challenge. I’m already really excited for the test in Abu Dhabi and for the first round of 2023 in Bahrain.”
“We were amazed by how quickly and successfully Ollie transitioned from F4 to Formula 3 racing. He is a really talented driver, and while he will be making his first steps in the FIA Formula 2 Championship, we are confident he will improve race by race with the support of our team and the Ferrari Driver Academy as well,” PREMA team principal Rene Rosin commented.
“It won’t be easy because the step from F3 to F2 is considerable, but we are confident in his potential for the season ahead.”