26 drivers, 15 nationalities, seven circuits, three countries and one champion. The F4 Spanish Championship closed this season high and surpassed what had been done in the three previous editions.
2019 marked the return to France with the Paul Ricard Circuit, the creation of the Female Trophy, the creation of Racing Weekend and streaming through La Liga Sports. Undoubtedly, a set of elements that framed the great year that had the championship.
In the sporting part, the drivers ratified, since the traffic light was turned off for the first time at the Navarra Circuit, why they are the “F1 Seedbed”.
Impetus, talent and a lot of gas was the common factor in each of the seven cities where the races took place. Apart from Navarra and Le Castellet (Paul Ricard), Aragón (Motorland), Valencia (Riardo Tormo) Jerez, Portimao and Barcelona were the other cities that hosted the championship.
A total of eight teams and 26 drivers from different countries took part, including Spain (6), Russia (3), Argentina (2), Holland (2), Denmark (2), Portugal (2), Belgium, Oman, Norway, Lebanon, Switzerland, Italy, England, France and Romania.
In the end, it was the Argentinean Franco Colapinto who proclaimed himself champion in his first full season, in addition to winning the ‘Trofeo Rookie by Panta’. 11 victories, 14 podiums, 10 lap records and 6 poles adorned the year of the FA Racing by Drivex driver.
The Spanish Belén García (Global Racing Service) won the Female Trophy after beating Nerea Martí (Formula of Champions – Prague) and Irina Sidorkova (Drivex School) in the female category. It was a trophy that was defined until the last race of the season in the Circuit of Barcelona-Catalunya.
Finally, the closing of the Spanish Formula 4 Championship in Barcelona left a record number of registrations. In total there were 20 drivers, six of them new, and the participation of the new Mol Racing team that for 2020 hopes to make the whole season.
With these numbers the 2019 bid farewell, serving as a mouthpiece for the emotions that will be lived next year. What can be guaranteed from now on is that, of course, there will be a lot of gas!