Driver Profile: Zak O'Sullivan

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Zak O'Sullivan

Zak O'Sullivan

Williams F1 Academy Driver, FIA F3

Zak is a racing driver of Irish descent born in Cheltenham. 

Zak transitioned into cars in 2019 after a successful karting career in Europe, stunning onlookers on his Ginetta Junior debut before taking on British F4 securing 9 wins and 18 podiums in 2020. 

After dominating the GB3 Championship, taking 7 wins and 14 podiums, Zak was selected by Williams Racing to join the F1 academy as their next F1 prospect. 

Last season Zak raced in the FIA F3 World Championship, part of the F1 package. Following an outstanding pole position and podium at Silverstone in front of his home crowd, Zak went on to achieve ‘drive of the season’ for his performance in Hungary, when he climbed from 22nd to 4th in just seven laps. 2023 see’s Zak as a championship hopeful with the Prema Team.

Zak O'Sullivan x FPZERO

Zak uses his Pro II Simulator for his race preparation, learning new tracks and preparing for his duties with Williams F1. With limited running in the FIA F3 championship, it is essential to maximise preparation with his simulator training.

Simulator software used
  • iRacing
  • Assetto Corsa
Favourite software

iRacing has the best track models of any publicly available software. Using different cars allow experimenting with techniques and honing skills.

Since I moved to cars in 2019, I've been using the FPZERO Pro Simulator for my training away from the track. Having started with a Pro I and now using a Pro II I can attest to the value they've added to get me to where I am in my career. The support and expertise received with any hardware issues has been essential as the simulator plays a valuable part of my training scheduled.

Racing Experience
  • 2023 Williams Academy Driver racing in  FIA F3
    Australia Sprint Race Winner
  • 2022 Aston Martin F1 test, Silverstone
  • 2022 Williams Academy Driver racing in FIA F3
  • 2021 Aston Martin AutoSport Award Winner
  • 2021 GB3 Champion
    7 wins, 14 podiums
  • 2020 British F4 Vice Champion
    9 wins, 18 podiums
  • 2019 Ginetta Juniors Vice Champion
    3 wins, 14 podiums
  • 2016-2018 UK & European Karting
    German Kart Championships Vice Champion, 2018
    Kartmaster GP Champion, 2016

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