Zane Maloney will become a Reserve Driver for Kick Sauber in 2024 alongside joining the Sauber Academy driver development programme for the upcoming season. The Bajan will share Reserve driving duties with 2023 Formula 2 Champion, Théo Pourchaire.

Maloney, who is preparing for his second F2 campaign with Rodin Motorsport, finished his rookie campaign 10th in the Drivers’ Championship after taking four podiums across the season.

Prior to F2, Maloney starred in FIA Formula 3, competing for the 2022 title, and taking three Feature Race victories in his one and only season in the Championship, ultimately ending up as runner up in the Standings by five points.

Speaking about his new role and Academy spot, Maloney said that he was very excited to be part of the team’s 2024 lineup.

“I am honoured to join the Sauber Academy, and to take on the role of one of Kick Sauber’s Reserve Drivers. The Sauber name resonates with Formula 1, 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, and I am looking forward to working together this season, as I move closer to my goal of becoming a Formula 1 driver.”

Sauber Academy Director Beat Zehnder added that Maloney’s performances in F2 last season had been impressive and that he along with Sauber were excited to see what the 2024 season holds for the Rodin driver.

“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.

“In addition to his Formula 2 campaign, where he will aim to succeed our own Théo Pourchaire to the title, Zane will also share with him the Reserve Driver role for Kick Sauber. On behalf of the whole team, I give him my warmest welcome onboard, and look forward to working together and achieving great success.”