JANUARY 14, 2021
Mercedes to sign new F1 junior driver
Mercedes may be on the cusp of signing another youngster to its Formula 1 driver development program.
Ekstra Bladet newspaper claims that Danish 19-year-old Frederik Vesti and his manager Dorte Riis Madsen, who used to work with Kevin Magnussen, have been in talks with the title-winning team for "several months".
"A contract is close," the publication added.
Mercedes' program is run by Gwen Lagrue, who has most recently championed the Formula 1 careers of George Russell and Esteban Ocon.
Vesti finished fourth last year in his first season in the FIA Formula 3 championship, and in 2019 he won the Formula Regional European title.
Mercedes and Dorte Riis Madsen did not comment.