Vesti signing with Mercedes
It is still almost inconceivable for 19-year-old Frederik Vesti, even though he has known it for quite some time. A junior contract with Mercedes has been the wildest dream for Vesti, who has most recently been linked with other F1 teams but there was one and one goal only.
I’ve dreamed of becoming a Mercedes junior driver for so many years and worked very hard to realize that dream, and that motivation has provided me with almost supernatural powers and enabled me to work extremely hard every single day, Fred said, on joining the junior team. 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 with Mercedes."
I admire Mercedes so much for their mentality and their hard-working attitude, which has helped them become so successful. They choose their junior drivers very carefully, so I am really excited to be part of the programme, working with them and developing as a driver. Thank you to Toto and the team for putting their trust in me and my future."
Mercedes are so strong in looking individually at every single driver. That I believe will allow me to develop quickly and effectively. I will be under very hard pressure from now on and taken to my limit and beyond - "pushing the envelope” and can't wait to do so! Intense pressure is part of the game and I welcome it."
Vesti owes many a great thank you for getting to this point and even being considered for a junior contract. These are people who have developed him as a driver and people who, through the financing of his career, have given him the opportunity and the chance to show his worth.”
My abilities and results surely didn't just happen on their own accord. There are people who noticed me and gave me the opportunity. A huge thank you to my teams, Van Amersfoort and Prema, who have worked tirelessly with me and for me. Pedro Matos! You gave me faith and "read me" like no other. I’m indebted to you. Heartfelt thanks to my sponsors and investors. You're out of this world and I can't thank you enough for believing in my dream - our dream! And finally, also thank you to my strong personal team, without none of this would have ever happened."