October 1, 2016

The 6th round of the F4 Spanish Championship certified by FIA started this weekend with a different schedule as usual. In those two-days racing, the drivers would have only one forty-minutes Free Practice session to get used to the new circuit before chasing the pole positions of the two Sunday races in a thrity-minutes qualification. The best lap time of the qualifying would determine the Race 1 starting grid and Race 2 starting positions would be decided by the second best last time.

The weekend was also marked by the comeback of Sebastian Fernandez who drove in Motorland for MP Motorsport and Konsta Lappalainen, fifteen years old driver from Finland.


Free Practice

Konsta Lappalainen from Double R managed to keep his car on track and to improve lap after lap for his first time ever in an FIA F4 car.

Konsta Lappalainen

«It is pretty different from the Formula Renault 1.6 I have been driving until now, but the feeling is very good. I enjoyed the car a lot and the circuit is amazing!»

The young Venezualian driver, Sebastian Fernandez, was fighting with Tuomas Tujula over P3 but the Finn finally managed to snatch that position back and Marta Garcia improving on the last minutes went onto P4, leaving Fernandez to take P5.

Xavier Lloveras was the first driver to top the classification fighting against Richard Verschoor for 0.015 gap only and finally signed a 1.49,717 lap, getting onto P1, 0,193 in front of Championship Leader Richard Verschoor.

Xavier Lloveras

«It’s home track so I’ve done many laps on this circuit as testing. Free Practice was really good, we got a nice P1 by 2 tenths. It felt good and now we have to confirm it in Quali, but most importantly in the race»




At the end of the afternoon, Double R and Drivex got into the 30 minutes session while MP Motorsport started with only 15 minutes remaining on the clock, using one set of new tires only.

On the first set, Nikita Volegov was leading the way for Drivex, and he came in the pits for his second set as MP Motorsport drivers left for the stint.

As soon as Richard Verschoor hit the track, the Red Bull Junior driver started lightening purple sectors, putting him directly only P1 while Xavier Lloveras was in P2. Behind them the fight for P3 was between Sebastian Fernandez and Tuomas Tujula but on the final lap, Nikita Volegov snatched the position.

Richard Verschoor signed a double pole position for this weekend, and Xavier Lloveras will be starting P2 for both races and will fight for a victory on his hometrack.

Nikita Volegov*

«I am not very happy because I am losing 6 tenth to Richard, but it is a correcto position to start. I think that this weekend, we have to improve our pace, and this will be our goal»

Richard Verschoor

«I think we improved a lot, driving wise and on the car as well. We had a good consistent pace and got two quite good laps. I am really looking forward to the race tomorrow and hopefully have some nice fights»

Tomorrow Race 1 will start at 10.45 and Race 2 at 17.00 and will both last 25’+1lap, distributing full points for the championship!



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