Frederik Vesti in line to be Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton’s successor
Frederik Vesti has a solid career path ahead of him. The 20-year-old Dane will drive British star Lewis Hamilton’s car two days after the season finale in Abu Dhabi, and who knows what the future holds in store for him.
Mercedes trusts him as a very talented driver. On his test drive on November 22, Vesti will have a real opportunity to show off his young talent.
“A childhood dream coming true! No words can describe the feeling of getting this opportunity. It’s something that will boost my career in the future and I can’t wait to be behind the wheel of W13,” he said on his Facebook page.
His manager, Dorte Riis Madsen, was Kevin Magnussen’s manager when he made his F1 debut ten years ago.
One of the best young drivers to emerge for years
Alongside Oscar Piastri, Logan Sargeant and Théo Pourchaire, Vesti is definitely one of the drivers to watch in the coming seasons, according to F1 experts.
The Dane has been part of the Mercedes junior program since 2021. He’s in good company, as Esteban Ocon, George Russell and Nyck De Vries all took the same test
He is currently sitting eighth in the Formula 2 championship in what is his first season at the level.
He won a Sprint Race in Baku and has reached the podium five times this year. He’s only 18 points behind Logan Sargeant in third place with two races to go.