Renault Sport Academy Driver Marta García returns to action this weekend as the Spanish Formula 4 Championship returns in Navarra following a two-month break. Marta will be joined by fellow Academy Driver Christian Lundgaard who will also compete this weekend in Northern Spain.
It’s been a long summer of waiting for Marta since the last round at Motorland Aragon in June. On that weekend (June 23-25), Marta took 13 points after finishing the opening race in 10th and races two and three in 6th.
The 17-year-old Spaniard has been keeping busy throughout the summer which included an Academy cycling training camp at Col du Peuch, France.
Danish teenager Christian will also feature in Navarra, fresh from his recent outing in Moscow in the SMP F4 NEZ Championship which saw him crowned as series champion.
Christian was a man on a mission during the opening round of the Spanish Championship in June where he took a hat-trick of wins to shoot to the top of the standings with maximum points.
Both Marta and Christian will be targeting more success this weekend as they line up in the MP Motorsport colours.
It’s a packed schedule for the juniors in Spain with test days on Thursday and Friday (31 August-1 September) before two practice sessions, two sets of qualifying and three races beginning on Saturday.
Marta García (MP Motorsport, #19)
8th – 13 points – 3/21 races completed
“After the long summer break, I am really looking forward to racing this weekend at Navarra. The target is to be in the top three so we can take some good points for the championship. I had a decent outing in the opening round in Aragon in June and I managed to get a couple of points. Now I want to add podiums so I can work my way up in the standings. Navarra is a track I like, it’s a really nice circuit to race on, so let’s see what I can do this weekend.”
Christian Lundgaard (MP Motorsport, #5)
1st– 65 points – 3/21 races completed
“I’m really looking forward to this weekend because I’m leading the championship by a good margin and I really feel I can increase the lead. I’m going to work hard and try to get the best out of the weekend. I’ve tested here before and I think it’s a decent track for F4 so we should see some good racing. I was in the Renault Sport Formula One Team garage at the Belgian Grand Prix last weekend – that was a really cool experience but it’s back to work now.”
Round Two : Navarra, Spain (BST +1)
Thursday and Friday : Test Days
Saturday, 2nd September
FP1 : 09:00-09:40
FP2 : 11:40-12:20
Qualifying 1 : 14:20-14:35
Race 1 : 16:45-17:20
Sunday, 3rd September
Race 2 : 09:10-09:40
Qualifying 2 : 12:00-12:15
Race 3 : 14:35-15:10