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F1 News: Ferrari renews with CEVA, makes Bearman a Reserve (Update)

Oliver Bearman is testing last year’s Ferrari F1-75 in Barcelona today.

Back in October , 2023, at the Fiorano track today, Oliver Bearman drove a Formula 1 car for the very first time. The Ferrari Driver Academy student completed more than 400 kilometers at the wheel of the car raced two seasons ago, the SF21, as part of his preparation for when he drives the Ferrari-powered Haas VF-23 in the first free practice session for the Mexico City Grand Prix.

January 27, 2024 

Ferrari has announced the renewal of its partnership with CEVA Logistics, and that Oliver Bearman will be one of its Formula 1 reserve drivers for 2024.

Bearman Announcement

Looking ahead to the season which is about to start there are additions to the ranks of Scuderia Ferrari Reserve and Development drivers working in support of race drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz over the course of the season.

Oliver Bearman
Oliver Bearman

Reserve Drivers. Oliver Bearman, the Scuderia Ferrari Driver Academy student currently racing in Formula 2 with the Prema team, will also take on the role of Reserve Driver, ready to step in if a race driver is incapacitated, a role he will share with Antonio Giovinazzi and Robert Shwartzman. These last two are also taking part in the WEC (World Endurance Championship) at the wheel of the Ferrari 499 P Hypercar, numbers 51 and 83 respectively.

Development Drivers. Arthur Leclerc is joining Antonio Fuoco and Davide Rigon in the role of Development Driver. The job entails mainly working in the simulator, on car development, set-up work and updates introduced during the season. The Monegasque is also racing this year in the Italian GT championship in a Scuderia Baldini 27. Antonio is racing in the Hyperclass in WEC in the number 50 499 P. while Davide races in the same series, but in the LMGT3 class in the Vista AF Corse GT3 team.

Starting work next soon. As from next week, Oliver and Arthur will start racking up miles for the Scuderia, as the team is tackling a three day Pirelli test session at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit. On 29 and 30 January Charles and Carlos will be at the wheel of last year’s SF23, carrying out tests for the sport’s sole tire supplier. Also on the 29th, Arthur Leclerc will get his very first taste of driving a Formula 1 car, from the cockpit of the 2022 F1-75. On Tuesday 30th, Charles and Carlos will share both the SF23 and the F1-75, while on 31st Oliver Bearman will be alone on track in the F1-75.

Arthur Leclerc , Oliver Bearman - Ferrari
Arthur Leclerc (R), Oliver Bearman (L) – Ferrari

CEVA Announcement

Scuderia Ferrari announced the renewal of its partnership with CEVA Logistics, a subsidiary of the CMA CGM Group. The new multi-year agreement will see the French company continue to supply all logistical services to Scuderia Ferrari for all events of the Formula 1 World Championship, as well as GT races and the Ferrari Challenge, one of the most famous one-make racing series in the world, now in its 32nd season.

#55 Carlos Sainz, (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari during the Hungarian GP, Budapest 20-23 July 2023 at the Hungaroring, Formula 1 World championship 2023.
#55 Carlos Sainz, (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari during the Hungarian GP, Budapest 20-23 July 2023 at the Hungaroring, Formula 1 World championship 2023.

The extension of the partnership strengthens the relationship between two renowned brands in the world of motorsport and logistics and confirms the trust Scuderia Ferrari puts in CEVA Logistics’ global network to ensure the transport of all the Formula 1 team’s needs at the circuits around the world, whether by road, sea, air or rail.

Scuderia Ferrari shares with CEVA Logistics a passion for innovation, always looking for the best possible solutions to achieve the best results. This common goal was perfectly illustrated by the innovative transport plan – a world first – introduced by the French company for the races held in North America in 2023, when all the team’s equipment was moved by rail, thus reducing its carbon footprint by 90% when compared to air transport and by 32% compared to road transport.

Lorenzo Giorgetti – Chief Racing Revenue Officer

Modern motorsport places ever greater challenges on its logistical requirements. Compared to just a few years ago, there are many more Formula 1 races held outside Europe, as the calendar visits four continents. For the first time in the sport’s history, this year’s championship boasts 24 races. This hectic pace means it is vital for Scuderia Ferrari to be able to count on a world-class logistics partner like CEVA Logistics, as it guarantees an on-time and precise service, while sharing Ferrari’s passion for innovation and the desire to push the boundaries, continuously improving in their respective fields, while also taking into consideration the current challenges linked to respect for the environment and the planet.

Olivier Storch – Deputy CEO, CEVA Logistics

Since 2022, we have demonstrated that we have a lot in common with Ferrari. Like Scuderia Ferrari, we are constantly designing and improving our solutions, we anticipate the next changes in our sector or in our customers’ ecosystems and we develop more sustainable solutions and reduce our environmental footprint. Like Ferrari, innovation is a key factor in our success. The renewal of our partnership is proof of our ambition and our ability to achieve excellence in all circumstances.


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