Oliver Bearman hits out at ‘unhealthy’ speculation around potential Haas 2025 F1 seat

The British youngster is keeping his cards close to his chest over what his future holds regarding a move to Haas for the 2025 F1 season


Oliver Bearman is refusing to get sucked into the rife speculation about a potential Formula 1 drive with Haas in 2025 as the driver market reaches a crescendo over the summer as youngster took part in the FP1 session at the Spanish Grand Prix with the American team, having also been given the chance to impress in FP1 at Imola recently. 

The 19-year-old’s name was thrust into the spotlight earlier this season at the Saudi Arabian GP when he had to step up for FP3, qualifying and the race in Carlos Sainz’s Ferrari. The Spaniard had appendicitis and could not compete. Bearman did extremely well to finish in P7 in Jeddah. 

A drive like that will put any driver on the radar of every team and there will be some changes at Haas next season. Nico Hulkenberg is already confirmed as leaving the team for a spot at Sauber, whilst Kevin Magnussen’s future is not certain. 

Potential 2025 seat at Haas for Bearman

The most likely driver to take Hulkenberg’s seat seems to be Bearman but he is distancing himself from the suggestion that the deal is already done. 

“These are all rumours and speculation,” Bearman told the press in Spain, including Total-Motorsport.com. “There’s not really any backing to them.

“I try to just stay focused on what I can do [when] driving the car and in the end, I try and stay away from this speculation because it’s unhealthy.

“My goal is, as a driver, to keep performing well. I think my FP1 in Imola went really well and I was happy with that. So I want to keep doing that. In terms of a timeframe, I don’t have anything defined.”

Oliver Bearman during 2024 Saudi Arabian GP | Scuderia Ferrari Press Office
Oliver Bearman during the 2024 Saudi Arabian GP | Scuderia Ferrari Press Office

Bearman was pressed further on whether people are right or wrong to assume that the Haas deal is done, but he took more of a general approach on his ambitions to get into F1. 

“I don’t know if the assumption is wrong, or right,” Bearman replied. “I mean, of course, that’s my goal. That’s what I’m aiming towards. There’s no hiding that.

“I have a few things personally that I’ve identified that I want to improve when I’m driving in F1, but that really comes with experience and doing more laps.

“And I think just me working towards that goal is going to hopefully be enough to get me where I want to be.”

John Smithhttps://total-motorsport.com
Editor at Total-Motorsport.com and all round Motorsport journalist specialising in Formula 1, IndyCar and Formula E.
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