McLaren, Mercedes and Alpine on the way to the “new Lando Norris”

McLaren, Mercedes and Alpine on the way to the “new Lando Norris”

For some time now, the importance of diversity has been realized in System 1 University of teams that, through targeted programs, identify and contribute to the growth of those who will be tomorrow’s champions. The last example in the sequence of events is that of Oliver ‘Ollie’ Bearman18 years old British member of Ferrari Driver Academy who made his debut during the Jeddah weekend as a replacement for the absent Carlos Sainz.

The search for new potential talent starts from afar, from karting. A clear example is represented by Bolognese Andrea Kimi Antonellicurrently in System 2, which in 2019 was employed by This is Wolff when he had not yet played his first one-seater match.

Who is Louis Sharp, the new talent who has enchanted three teams

The boy in question is a 16-year-old New Zealand citizen Louis Sharp2023 winner of Formula 4 Britannica and the current leader of the championship GB3 (contests that Lando Norris and George Russell have also won in the past). Thanks to these results, the Christchurch native has attracted the attention of three major league teams who would like to include him in their youth programme: these are Mercedes, McLaren and Alpine.

The Class of 2007 have already visited the Brackley headquarters where they were able to spend a whole day there. simulator. Later, however, thanks to the papaya color team he will have the opportunity to watch live for procedures carried out during the race weekend, when the transalpine team has already prepared a The plan of to teach lasting one year.

“The British Formula 4 winning prizes have helped a lot accelerate my progress towards my Formula 1 goals I’ve already had an amazing day in the Mercedes simulator and I’m really excited to experience the Grand Prix with McLaren. during the summer. One year program with Alpine, – says Bright – however, it will be even more valuable for my growth. I’m sure it will help me not only this season, but also in the future.”.

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