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Maloney Takes on Role of Sauber’s Reserve Driver
In a surprising move, young driver Zane Maloney has left Red Bull’s program to join the Swiss squad and become their official reserve driver for the upcoming Formula One season. Sharing this role with reigning F2 champion Theo Pourchaire, Maloney is excited about this new chapter in his career.
A New Chapter Begins
“I am truly honored to be joining the prestigious Sauber Academy and taking on the position as one of Stake F1 Team Kick Sauber’s reserve drivers,” expressed the talented Barbadian racer, aged just twenty. “The name ‘Sauber’ holds great significance in Formula One history due to its longstanding presence in the sport spanning over three decades. Joining this family is a dream come true, bringing me closer to my ultimate goal of becoming a Formula One driver.”
Rising through The Ranks
Zane Maloney showcased his potential during his rookie season in F2 last year when he finished tenth overall for Rodin Carlin Racing while securing four podium finishes along the way. Prior to that, he was already making waves in the European racing scene. In 2022, he claimed the runner-up spot in the highly competitive F3 championship with Trident and triumphed as champion of the British F4 series in his debut season racing cars on European soil.
While Maloney embarks on his second campaign in F2 with Rodin Carlin Racing, he will also take on reserve driver duties for Stake F1 Team Kick Sauber. This role will see him share responsibilities with Theo Pourchaire, who concurrently competes in Japan’s Super Formula Championship under Team Impul.
The Welcoming Embrace
Sauber Academy Director Beat Zehnder expressed his delight at Zane Maloney joining their ranks: “Zane’s journey through various junior series has been exceptional so far, and we believe that his speed and potential make him an excellent addition to our talented team. We extend a warm welcome to Zane and eagerly anticipate achieving significant success together.”