Swiss F2 racer Louis Deletraz has been given a test outing with the Haas team, scheduled for the end of November.
Deletraz, the 21 year old son of 90s F1 driver Jean-Denis, will make his first F1 appearance when he drives the Haas for Day 2 of the Pirelli tyre test in Abu Dhabu on November 30th.
The test is coming about thanks to Deletraz’s backing from ADSS Group, who also sponsor Charouz Racing System – Deletaz’s F2 team. ADSS have signed up as sponsors of the Haas team for Abu Dhabi, with the VF-18 set to feature their logos on the front wing endplates. Haas are also on the lookout for new talent, with development driver Santino Ferrucci being banned from F2 earlier this year and now seemingly set for a racing seat in the United States.
“I’m naturally very excited to make my Formula One debut testing in Abu Dhabi,” said Deletraz, who has finished on the podium twice this year in F2.
“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 tire line-up.”
Delighted to make my Formula One debut with Haas F1 Team in Abu Dhabi Pirelli tests! It’s a dream coming true! Extremely thankful to @adss & @haasf1team for trusting and believing in me! #F1 #ADSS #AbuDhabi @F1 pic.twitter.com/Vl8qmLYyZu
— Louis Delétraz (@LouisDeletraz) November 1, 2018