Tina Hausmann to make F4 debut in Formula Winter Series
Tina Hausmann graduates from karting as she is set to make her racing debut in F4 at the upcoming Formula Winter Series in Spain.
Swiss racer Tina Hausmann will make her racing debut in Formula 4 at the upcoming Formula Winter Series – the brand-new championship operated by Gedlich Racing alongside the already established GT Winter Series.
The first nine drivers have been announced today – with Tina Hausmann among the ranks of AKM Motorsport. Hausmann will in fact start her first F4 race at Jerez, Spain, at the season opener on 10-12 February.
The team from San Marino has been a consistent presence in the Italian series and has therefore significant experience with F4 machinery, which will help Hausmann to collect crucial experience as she steps up from karting.
The young talent previously raced in the Swiss Rotax Max Challenge in the Mini and Junior categories, before contesting the ADAC Kart Masters with CRG Holland.
Towards the end of 2022, Hausmann started a testing program in F4 – first with Van Amersfoort Racing and then with AKM, mainly in Italy. The young Swiss is now ready to continue her learning process with her first races.
"I am really looking forward to making my racing debut in the Formula Winter Series!“ – Hausmann commented. "I got to know the car well during test drives with various teams. Moreover, as a karting newcomer, the Formula Winter Series offers me the perfect basis to make my racing debut and prove myself against strong competition.“
Hausmann joins Carl Bennett at AKM, with potentially more drivers set to be added to the line up. The new series follows up on the success of GT Winter Series, providing good track time in the warmer circuits of Spain during the European winter break. The inaugural season will feature a four-event calendar, with four hours of free practice, two qualifying sessions and two 30-minute races at each race meeting.
The cars used in Formula Winter Series will be the new generation of Formula 4, the Tatuus T-421 equipped with Autotecnica engines and Pirelli tyres.
After the Jerez opener, teams will head to Valencia at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit, then to Navarra two weeks later. The final round will be held at the home of the Spanish GP at Circuit de Montmelo, Barcelona, on 10-12 March.