Louis Delétraz is proud to have been enlisted by Rich Energy Haas F1 Team to assist with its ongoing development programme and race preparations by driving the squad’s simulator.
The 22-year-old first worked with the US-based team when he successfully completed an official tyre test in the VF-18 chassis after last season’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
He completed 117 laps and used 17 sets of Pirelli’s 2019-spec tyres during his maiden F1 experience.
Louis, who has an F1 super licence, has maintained links with the team ever since and has driven its state-of-the-art simulator on several occasions this year.
His input and feedback has impressed the team and he’ll now participate in an extended programme of simulator work during 2019. His most recent session was on Tuesday (23 April).
“My first F1 test with Haas in November was a dream come true and I have enjoyed a good relationship with the team ever since,” the Swiss driver explained.
“I’m pleased that they’ve been happy with my work and I feel honoured and grateful that the team want to continue working with me by contributing to their simulator programme.
“The sim plays a substantial role in the development of an F1 car because it allows the team to check the car and any updates. Driving it is an important job and, as someone that is determined to join the F1 grid in the near future, this work will allow me to continue learning about F1 and pushing towards my ultimate target.”
Having completed his most recent Rich Energy Haas F1 Team simulator session, Louis is heading to Baku in Azerbaijan to contest the second round of the FIA Formula 2 Championship with Carlin Racing this weekend.
He is currently fourth in the standings after making a strong start to his 2019 season in Bahrain.