Bearman joins VAR for F4 title shot
British racing driver Ollie Bearman has signed for Van Amersfoort Racing. 15-year-old Chelmsford-based racer, after a first season in German and Italian FIA F4 Championships with US Racing, continues this year his apprenticeship with the Dutch team in both series.
“While we were on our way to winning the [ADAC F4] championship with our Red Bull Junior drivers last year, Ollie was one of the guys always giving us a hard time, and when we subsequently tested with him in December, we immediately ‘clicked’, giving both sides confidence that our co-operation would be successful”, the team’s CEO Rob Niessink said. “With Ollie, alongside the other drivers that we will announce soon, we know we again have a strong line-up to fight for the title. Let’s go for it.”
On this latest move, Bearman said: “I’m really pleased to be joining VAR for the 2021 season in F4. We had a very positive test at the end of last year and I am confident that we have the ability to be really strong together. There are a lot of good teams and drivers in F4, but our goal is to finish 2021 with a championship title. I am looking forward to getting on-track and preparing with the team for a big season ahead.”