Last month, the 21-year-old participated in FP1 at the Mexico City Grand Prix, in place of George Russell. He will now fulfil the second of the two FP1 sessions in which the team must run a rookie, driving Lewis Hamilton’s car. The end-of-season test will also mark one year since Fred got his first experience of F1 machinery, as he took part in the same event driving the W13 in 2022.
Fred, in his second year in the category, is currently second in the 2023 F2 Championship. He has taken five victories and three other podium finishes so far this season, ahead of the final round of 2023, where he still has a chance of claiming the title.