Frederik Vesti

Name: Frederik Vesti
Born: January 13th 2002
Nationality: Danish
Team: Prema Racing
Car Number: 2

Career
Frederik started karting professionally in 2012, driving in the Rotax Nordic Championship – Rotax Mini championship, winning said championship. He went on to do 4 more years of karting, winning Danish Championship – Cadet Junior, Danish Championship – KFJ and WSK Final Cup – KFJ.

He moved to single-seaters in 2016 driving in Danish Formula Ford, claiming 254 points and 4th in the championship. The next year, he started doing Formula 4: Formula 4 ADAC, F4 Danish and Formula 4 United States. In Formula 4 ADAC, he drove for Van Amersfoort Racing and finished in 7th position. In Danish Formula 4 he competed in his own team, Vesti Motorsport and finished 2nd in the standings.

For the following year, he also raced in different categories of Formula 4, this time in ADAC Formula 4 and one round of Italian F4 and of FIA Formula 3 European. He drove with Van Amersfoort for all categories. In ADAC Formula 4, he finished 4th behind Brazilian Enzo Fittipaldi. In Italian F4, he won twice and came 2nd in the other race meaning he finished 10th in the standings despite only racing for one round.

Frederik Vesti competed in Macau Grand Prix twice current to prior 2020 season start. His first year was in 2018 with Van Amersfoort Racing, competing alongside Keyvan Andres and Sophia Flörsch. Frederik retired after hitting a barrier in the qualifying race and in the main race, he classified 15th behind Yuhi Sekiguchi.

2019 season provided a stellar year for Frederik Vesti’s career. He was put into Formula Regional, a new championship, seated beside Enzo Fittipaldi and Olli Caldwell. Here, he won 13 times, came onto the podium 20 times and received 467 points in the 24 races they held, meaning he finished 1st in the championship. His closest rival, Enzo Fittipaldi, finished 2nd with 336, showing how dominant Frederik Vesti was in Formula Regional.

Vesti was confirmed to drive in Macau for the 2019 season with Marcus Armstrong and Robert Shwartzman after Jehan Daruvala was injured. He was caught up in an incident in front of him during the qualifying race meaning his pace as hindered, finishing in 18th. For the main race, he climbed up the order to 10th position.

Frederik Vesti in Valencia Post-Season Testing 2019

FIA Formula 3 Championship
Frederik Vesti will be making his step up after a dominant season in Formula Regional with Prema Racing. He will be joined alongside Australian Oscar Piastri and American Logan Sargeant. Prema will be driving 1, 2 and 3 after they previously won the championship, with Frederik Vesti driving number 2.