Rising Barbadian star Zane Maloney say he is honoured to be the latest inductee in Sauber Academy's driver development programme, and is looking forward to this year’s campaign in the role of Reserve Driver for Sauber Motorsport at several Grands Prix during the 2024 Formula One season.

With F2 driver Theo Pourchaire having already been announced as the Hinwil-based team's reserve driver, the announcement means that the Barbadian racer will share the duties with the Frenchman across the 2024 F1 season.

"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,” said Maloney.

“I am looking forward to working together this season, as I move closer to my goal of becoming a Formula One driver,” the 20-year-old added.

Maloney, who is currently in preparation for his second F2 campaign with Rodin Motorsport, finished his rookie campaign 10th in the Drivers’ Championship after taking four podiums across the 2023 season. Prior to F2, Maloney starred in FIA Formula 3, where he competed for the 2022 title, and registered three Feature Race victories in his one and only season in the Championship.

He ultimately ended as runner up in the standings by five points.

Maloney was 2019 British F4 Champion with Carlin before making the switch to Euroformula Open for 2020, where he finished the season 8th. In 2021, the Bajan driver moved to Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine. He took one win along with a further seven podiums on the way to fourth in the standings.

Meanwhile, Beat Zehender, Sauber Academy Director, expressed delight at having Maloney onboard.

“We are delighted to welcome Zane as the latest addition to the Sauber Academy. His path through the junior series has been remarkable so far and with his speed and potential, he surely makes a great addition to our talented roster. On behalf of the team, I give him my warmest welcome onboard and look forward to working together and achieving great success," Zehender said.

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