Ferrari protege Ollie Bearman has made it clear: the grid of Formula 1 in 2024 will not see his participation, despite a commendable stint in the FP1 session at the Mexican Grand Prix.
In a sterling display of racing acumen, Bearman commandeered Kevin Magnussen’s Haas chariot, outpacing the seasoned Fernando Alonso in the process during the FP1 session on Mexican tarmac.
At the tender racing age of 18, Bearman not only showcased his prowess against the clock but also towered above his F2 contemporaries present in the session, with F1 newcomer Logan Sargeant narrowly eclipsing his timing.
However, the shining debut doesn’t alter Ollie Bearman’s trajectory for the upcoming season. Confirmation has emerged from the young stalwart, expressing his intention to hone his skills further in the F2 arena next season. “The journey towards F1 is mapped through the terrains of F2 for another season,” Bearman conveyed to Sky Sports. His eyes are locked on the pinnacle, with aspirations of reigning supreme in his second F2 year.
In the unfolding drama of the F1 2024 grid, a solitary seat looms in the balance, currently within the grasp of Logan Sargeant. A symphony of speculations surrounds this seat, echoing with the names of numerous racing aspirants.
Sargeant’s spirit, however, is imbued with confidence, fueled by a recent triumph in securing his inaugural points at the Austin Grand Prix, maneuvering into the tenth slot following the disqualification of racing titans Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc.
In the theatre of speed, decisions hang in the suspense of performance, awaiting the drama of the season’s remaining acts to unveil the final casting on the 2024 F1 grid.