Deletraz to drive for Haas for first F1 test

01-11-2018 16:35
by Bobby Vincent
Deletraz to drive for Haas for first F1 test

Formula Two driver Louis Deletraz has been confirmed to drive for Haas in the end-of-year Pirelli tyre test in Abu Dhabi.

Deletraz was runner-up in Formula 3.5 in 2016; and has since spent two seasons in F2, reaching the podium twice this season.

The 21-year-old will make his F1 test debut on the second of the two days of running in Abu Dhabi.

"I'm naturally very excited to make my Formula One debut testing in Abu Dhabi," Deletraz said to Crash. "I'm grateful to both Gene Haas and Guenther Steiner for giving me the opportunity to test with Haas F1 Team.

"I'm equally appreciative of ADSS Group's support in what is another key step in my overall goal of becoming a Formula One driver. It's the perfect way to end my 2018 season, one in which I've continued to develop and showcase my credentials.

"I'm looking forward to spending time with Haas F1 Team in Brazil and Abu Dhabi prior to driving the VF-18. I'm sure it will be a memorable experience as I work with the team running Pirelli's 2019 tyre line-up."

Haas team principal Guenther Steiner was very complimentary of the young F2 driver: "This is a good opportunity for Louis Deletraz to progress his racing career and it's always a special occasion earning your debut in a Formula One car.

"He has enjoyed a solid 2018 season competing in the FIA Formula 2 Championship, amidst possibly one of the strongest fields in recent years. We look forward to welcoming Louis into the team along with the ADSS Group at their home Grand Prix.

"I'm sure he will acquit himself with the same drive and determination that has brought him success throughout his career to date."

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