The 2021 Spanish F4 season begins in Spa-Francorchamps
The Belgian circuit hosted the primary three races of the season on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. Twenty-six drivers of twelve completely different nationalities, made up the most important grid within the historical past of the competitors, which celebrates its one hundredth race this weekend.
Dilano Van’t Hoff leads on the primary day of racing
The Dutch rider took the primary two wins of the season with a robust tempo in each races. Daniel Macia and Pep Martí had been the Spanish presence on the rostrum within the first and second races respectively.
The 2021 Spanish F4 season began with two very comparable races. Two races wherein the protection automobile was current and the place we might see spectacle all alongside the observe though the presence of the protection automobile lowered the actual race time.
Within the first race it was after a contact between Gil Molina and Oliveira when the protection automobile compacted the group to creating a 15 minute dash race after solely two laps of the Spa Francorchamps circuit, slowing down the race and forcing the groups to vary technique.
After the restart, the duel between the highest three took all of the highlight. Alex Dunne, Dani Macia and Dilano Van’t Hoff put the race on the road in a collection of manoeuvres wherein the MP Motorsport driver managed to come back out on high. Alongside him, solely Dani Macia managed to carry his tempo in the course of the second a part of the race to consolidate his second place.
Because the laps glided by and the race calmed down a bit within the higher zone, it was the flip of Pep Martí and Quique Bordás to placed on a present on the observe. Each didn’t obtain one of the best of classifications yesterday and, regardless of this, they confirmed a stable tempo that led them to combat for fourth place till the final lap, when Quique Bordás managed to overhaul Pep Martí to take the duel.
Within the second race, the Dutch driver as soon as once more managed to climb to the highest of the rostrum. After a begin wherein the protection automobile needed to intervene as soon as once more, Dilano managed to keep up the lead regardless of Pep Martí’s benefit. The Spaniard, who began from fourth place, managed to take second place after an ideal begin and began to place stress on the rear wing of MP Motorsport, nonetheless, the benefit within the lengthy straight of Kemmel was not sufficient to place the primary chief of the championship in hassle.
A second race wherein battles befell in all places on the observe. For the third place on the rostrum there was an exhilarating combat from which the Mexican Jenzer driver, Santiago Ramos, managed to emerge victorious after a tempo that set him other than his closest pursuers, who had been concerned in battles that weighed down their passage by means of the second sector, giving Santiago sufficient of a bonus to shut the rostrum.
The opposite two Spanish representatives within the championship, Quique Bordás and Daniel Macia, began from tenth and thirteenth place to complete in eighth and eleventh place after a comeback within the early levels of the race.
After the race, double winner and championship chief Dilano Van’t Hoff was happy along with his efficiency immediately. “It was an excellent day for me, I hope I can repeat tomorrow’s end result and take my third win. Within the first race I managed to overhaul after the beginning and stored the primary place. Within the second race, I attempted to tug away, however when the protection automobile got here out, the hole was lowered. Tomorrow I hope to win the third race”.
Georg Kelstrup wins the third race
The Danish MP Motorsport driver took the benefit of the restart after the primary security automobile to take the lead after a double overtake that allowed him the victory. Dilano Van’t Hoff, who completed second, is the primary chief of the F4 Spanish championship.
Because it occurred yesterday within the first two races, the protection automobile was once more the protagonist. The security automobile needed to come out on two instances after the incidents that occurred on the primary lap of the race and on the restart. Each accidents meant that the eighteen-minute race was lowered to lower than three laps of competitors.
The race started with one of many favourites stall at first. Daniel Macia was unable to interact first gear and the Valencian rider stalled on the primary straight. His team-mate was additionally unfortunate, who, after a contact within the first nook, was additionally relegated to the again of the grid.
The security automobile needed to come out after an incident at flip 9, which slowed down the race for nearly ten minutes, because the crew needed to clear up all of the gravel that was left on the observe.
After the restart we noticed, undoubtedly, one of many overtakings of the weekend. The combat between Josep Marti and Dilano Van’t Hoff on the Kemmel straight gave Georg Kelstrup the chance to overhaul each drivers simply earlier than the protection automobile got here again on observe as a result of an incident within the first nook.
With the race time expired, the protection automobile pitted for a ultimate lap wherein the Danish driver managed to carry off Dilano Van’t Hoff to take his first win of the season.
After the race, Georg Kelstrup was delighted along with his end result. “I’m very blissful. I wish to thank the entire group for the work they’ve completed this weekend. We’ve had two races the place I couldn’t combat for podiums as a result of I began on the again however immediately I began fifth and I had an excellent probability. It was an ideal race and once more I wish to thank the group for every little thing they’ve completed this weekend”.