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Fred's Major Milestones

Fred was born on 13 January 2002 in Vejle, Denmark, to Peter and Vivian. He has two brothers, Emil and Mathias. Fred started karting at a young age and by the age of 10, was racing competitively in his native Denmark.
Fred’s karting career featured several championship victories but one of the most impressive was his Danish Championship win in the KFJ class, which he clinched in 2014. What made it even more impressive was he’d won the Danish Championship the year before, too, in the Cadet Junior category.
Having made the move up to single seaters in Danish Formula Ford the year before, Fred had a breakthrough season in 2017. A highlight was finishing runner-up in the Danish F4 series where he won eight of the 15 races. He also raced in ADAC F4, too.
Fred moved up to the Formula Regional European Championship and impressed from the outset, taking the title in his rookie season with Prema Powerteam. He dominated the series and won 13 of the 24 races.
Having joined our Junior Programme the previous year, Fred moved up to Formula 2 in 2022. At the end of the season he achieved one of his life goals by driving a Formula 1 car for the first time in the post-season Abu Dhabi test. He got behind the wheel of our W13 for 124 laps.
Fred enjoyed an impressive second Formula 2 campaign in 2023, where he quickly established himself as a title contender with Prema Racing. He led the championship through the middle part of the season but just missed out on the title at the final round in Abu Dhabi. He finished P2 with six wins.
In 2023, Fred also completed two FP1 sessions and drove for us in the end of season test.

Career History

F4 Danish Championship
ADAC Formula 4
Formula Regional European Championship
Formula 3
Formula 2
Formula One Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team

Fred's Favourite Track

Circuit de Monaco


“My favourite track has got to be Monaco. Things have changed a bit since 2023 when I won and got pole position in Monaco. I just realised when you find the confidence on that track and feel confident to push the car to the limit, there is nothing like it anywhere else in the world. That track has so much history as well.

“Asking any driver before the season, I am sure they are going to say the highlight would be to win Monaco. To achieve that in Formula 2 and be quite dominant there as well is really a good experience and something I’ll never forget.

“So it’s my favourite track because of my history there and also because it’s an incredible track to drive, once you find the confidence with the car and feel you can push right up against the walls. That’s very special.”