Spaniard Marta Garcia entered the last four rounds of the 2016 F4 Spanish Championship certified by FIA, constantly increasing her performances to be recognized as one of the best female driver ever in motorsport history. She will take the F4 Spanish Championship up again in 2017, teaming up with MP Motorsport, the Series reigning squad from Netherlands and has been signed to integrate Renault Sport Academy alongside Christian Lundgaard (2017 SMP F4 NEZ Championship), Jarno Opmeer (2016 SMP F4 NEZ Championship runner-up) among others.
At 16, Marta Garcia already has an extended karting background, as she finished fourth in the 2016 European CIK-FIA OK Championship and ninth in WSK OK Super Masters in 2016. She also won the 2015 CIK-FIA Academy Trophy.
In autumn 2016, the young Spanish driver entered the F4 Spanish Championship certified by FIA after having a strong winter preparation in the FIA F4 Tatuus-Abarth car. Her results went constantly higher to finish 8th overall in four events only.
2017 will be the beginning of a new era for Marta Garcia, as Renault Sport Academy signed the Spaniard to integrate their program started in 2016.
“It’s a great opportunity and honour to join the Renault Sport Academy. I’m looking forward to working with the team [MP motorsport] throughout the season. Being in such a professional environment will undoubtedly be key to my development and progress going forward and I know the coaching and assistance will help me prepare for my season ahead in Spanish Formula 4.”
Cyril Abiteboul, Managing Director, Renault Sport Racing
“We are happy to welcome Marta […] to the Renault Sport Academy for 2017. In combination with Christian Lundgaard [2017 SMP F4 NEZ Championship], Jack, Max, Jarno and Sun we have a very exciting line-up of young driver talent highlighting that our focus is very much on the future. Marta […] is amongst the most exciting talents emerging from the karting scene. The Academy is constantly monitoring and scouting on every level of motorsport for the very best available at each level of motorsport, and we are giving Academy members every tool at their disposal to achieve great things in the future. Renault Sport Racing is committed to growing its own talent and we will monitor the progress of Marta […] with great anticipation.”