Mercedes F1 team adds Danish youngster, Frederik Vesti to its young driver program

Mercedes have added the Danish driver, Frederik Vesti to its young driver program.

Frederik Vesti
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Frederik Vesti

Mercedes Formula 1 team has added Danish youngster Frederik Vesti to its young driver program. The Danish driver finished fourth for Prema in last season’s FIA Formula 3 championship with three race wins and will make his move to ART for the 2021 season.

Vesti is a Danish karting champion, who has won races in Formula Ford and Formula 4 before he claimed the 2019 Formula Regional Championship F3 title for Prema. Last year, he won more feature races than any other driver.

“I’ve dreamed of being a Mercedes junior and worked so hard for it, for so many years and that motivation has lifted me every single day. To now be working with Mercedes, the best team in the world, is a massive boost for my career and I am really looking forward to building a powerful relationship in the future,” said Vesti.

Mercedes sign Vesti after following his career for a long time

Mercedes have finally added Vesti to it’s young driver program after years of following his career. The German giants have signed him with the hope that he has a title-winning F3 campaign in 2021.

Gwen Lagrue, Mercedes’ driver development advisor, said: “Fred’s commitment and dedication is something we love to see and hugely respect. I remember him sending me updates on his debut seasons in single seaters and letting us know details of his progress, which is something we always appreciate.

His Formula Regional European Championship in 2019 was impressive and in FIA F3 last year, he was very consistent. We are happy to welcome him into the Mercedes family and look forward to seeing him fight for the title this season in FIA F3,” he added.

Mercedes have plenty of young drivers in their books with the likes of George Russell and Esteban Ocon in Formula 1. In karting, it has Andrea Kimi Antonelli and Alex Powell.

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