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Frederik Vesti

Frederik Vesti is a truly driven young man who has dreamed big throughout his upbringing.

Vesti always expected more of himself than others and early on sought out opportunities through people and showed initiative to take action from seeking out commercial partners to making sponsor events. Participating in business networking from an early age to making his own luck, Frederik possess a rare "can do attitude" and always instinctively knew that without true commitment and dedication you are not going anywhere in life. Vesti always loved to give speeches in schools for children and to inspire them to set big goals in life and to never give up on their dreams.

The bedrock of Frederik Vesti's racing career was created at Van Amersfoort Racing and obviously made it very hard to leave behind. Switching for uncompromishing Prema Racing in 2019 and taking the title in FIA F3 Regional working with Vesti’s dream engineer, Pedro Matos and a consecutive year with Prema in FIA F3 took Frederik to a new level of racing. Frederik finished P4 in FIA F3 having most wins. Teammates were Oscar Piastri and Logan Sargeant.

In 2021, Vesti was signed for Mercedes-AMG F1’s Junior Programme. Vesti then switched to another Champion team in FIA F3 with great reputation, ART Grand Prix, to develop and grow from new challenges. Vesti finished 4th in the Championship. 

Another big step up the racing career ladder was realized in the 2022 season. Frederik participated in the FIA F2 Championship and continued to race for ART Grand Prix. Vesti was only 19 points from P3 in the Championship prior to the last race in Abu Dhabi, but ended up finishing P9 overall. It was that close. Vesti proved himself during many races showing his pace and winning the sprint race in Baku, setting pole in Red Bull Ring and ended up having 5 podiums. The disappointing overall result however was primarily due to lack of consistency.

At the end of the season and much to Frederiks' surprise his biggest dream for as long as he can remember, came true. After spending many many hours of simulation with Mercedes-AMG F1 and providing race support to Lewis Hamilton and George Russell the team decided to put him behind the wheel of Hamilton’s W13 at the Young Driver Test in Abu Dhabi. Vesti seemed not to put a foot wrong.

Vesti's close and ongoing young driver agreement with Mercedes-AMG F1 and in combination with Prema would be that most important and complete package - another decisive step towards approaching F1.

For Vesti, signing again with Prema in 2023 was like “coming home”. Vesti’s season saw triumphant moments with the win in Monaco as the crown jewel. Frederik had most wins (6) and most podiums (10) of all but ended up as Vice Champion 9 points from Théo Pourchaire.

In 2024 Frederik is racing for Cool Racing in LMP2 in European Le Mans series and 24 hours of Le Mans keeping himself actively racing and alert while preparing himself for F1 in 2025. Most of Frederik's time in 2024 will be spent in the simulator and trackside at the F1 races in his capacity as a reserve- and test driver for Mercedes-AMG F1.

 

Birth date January 13th 2002
Birth place Vejle, Denmark
Height 184 cm
Weight 69 kg
Nationality Danish

 

210

total races

81

podiums

40

race wins

1

championships
Series
Team
Races
Wins
Podiums
Points
Position
Ongoing
2024
European Le Mans SeriesCOOL Racing / CLX Motorsport
COOL Racing / CLX Motorsport
1
0
0
0
12
2023
FIA Formula 2 ChampionshipPrema Racing Team
Prema Racing Team
27
6
11
192
2
2022
FIA Formula 2 ChampionshipART Grand Prix
ART Grand Prix
29
1
4
117
9
2021
FIA Formula 3 ChampionshipART Grand Prix
ART Grand Prix
22
2
5
138
4th
2020
FIA Formula 3 ChampionshipPrema Racing
Prema Racing
18
3
4
146.5
4th
2019
FIA Formula 3 Championship (Regional)Prema Racing
Prema Racing
24
13
20
467
1st
2019
Suncity Group Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix, FIA F3 World CupPrema Racing
Prema Racing
2
0
0
0
10th
2018
ADAC Formula 4 ChampionshipVan Amersfoort Racing
Van Amersfoort Racing
21
2
8
211
4th
2018
Italian F4 Championship Van Amersfoort Racing
Van Amersfoort Racing
3
2
3
68
10th
2018
FIA Formula 3 European ChampionshipVan Amersfoort Racing
Van Amersfoort Racing
3
0
0
0
N/C
2018
Suncity Group Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix, FIA F3 World CupVan Amersfoort Racing
Van Amersfoort Racing
2
0
0
0
15th
2017
ADAC Formula 4 ChampionshipVan Amersfoort Racing
Van Amersfoort Racing
21
1
3
113
7th
2017
F4 Danish ChampionshipVesti Motorsport
Vesti Motorsport
15
8
15
320
2nd
2017
F4 United States ChampionshipGlobal Racing Group
Global Racing Group
2
0
0
1
29th
2016
Formula Ford DenmarkVesti Motorsport
Vesti Motorsport
20
2
8
254
4th