Nerea Martí joins Formula Winter Series at Valencia
Campos' signing Nerea Martí is set to take part in the two Formula Winter Series races this weekend at her home track in Valencia, as the Spaniard learns the F4 car and gets ready for her F1 Academy debut.
Nerea Martí is set to return behind the wheel of a F4 car next weekend at Valencia Ricardo Tormo, her home track, as she joins the grid of the new Formula Winter Series.
Martí, 21, sealed a deal with Campos for the brand-new all-female championship F1 Academy, after spending the last two years in W Series.
She is so far the only confirmed driver on the Valencian team's roster and will return to F4 after last racing in the Spanish championship in 2019.
Launched last weekend as part of the GT Winter Series platform, Formula Winter Series will feature a growing grid at the upcoming rounds, as the young drivers target track time ahead of their summer seasons.
And this is exactly what Martí will be aiming for at Circuit Ricardo Tormo: learning the new Tatuus T421 car, and familiarizing with the team.
"Doing this race serves as training for the season" - Nerea commented. "It will help us adapt to F4, in which I will also race in the F1 Academy, as well as to the team."
In her last race in F4, in November 2019 at Barcelona, Nerea won the Female Trophy title of the Spanish series - but she has never raced the new gen Halo-equipped car, which made its debut in competitions in 2022.
This weekend serves as a starting point towards her goal of the season, the F1 Academy. It is the perfect moment for the Valencian, on a track that she knows perfectly, to collect some experience. Martí also returns to the platform of GT Winter Series one year after fighting for the overall title and finishing runner-up in the BMW M2 CS Racing class.
The second round of Formula Winter Series will include four practice sessions - on Friday and Saturday - one qualifying and two races on Sunday.
Martí is the second female driver to compete in the new championship, after Swiss 16 year old Tina Hausmann completed a remarkable single seater debut in Jerez with a podium finish.
The two races are scheduled for 12:55 and 15:50 local time and, unlike the opening round, will be broadcasted on the series' channels.