Former Red Bull Junior, Zane Maloney, has been announced as part of the Sauber Academy ahead of the 2024 FIA Formula 2 season starting in March.
As part of his duties, he will become Reserve Driver for Stake F1 Team (formally Alfa Romeo) sharing his responsibilities with F2 2023 champion, Théo Pourchaire.
Maloney progressed into F2 following a stellar season in F3 where he challenged Victor Martins for the title. His fight went to the final race of 2022 in Monza, which was cut short due to a red flag, swinging the championship favours to Martins.
In Formula 2, he had an impressive rookie season with Rodin Carlin where he picked up four podiums, putting him tenth in the overall standings.
He will continue his campaign this season with the rebranded Rodin Motorsport where he has the potential to be a convincing championship contender.
Sauber released a statement earlier today in which Maloney shares his excitement for his new journey:
“I am honoured to join the Sauber Academy, and to take on the role of one of Stake F1 Team’s Reserve Drivers. The Sauber name resonates with Formula One, as it has been part of the sport for over thirty years, paving the way for so many drivers who went on to achieve great success.
“I am pleased to become part of this family, and I am looking forward to working together this season, as I move closer to my goal of becoming a Formula One driver.”
Maloney will have a busy year in 2024 as he also announced that he will take on the role of Reserve Driver with Andretti in Formula E alongside his F1 and F2 commitments.
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