Nerea Marti shares her thoughts on racing WSeries – currently standing 5th Overall heading into Round 3 at Silverstone this weekend

Nerea Marti shares her thoughts on racing WSeries – currently standing 5th Overall heading into Round 3 at Silverstone this weekend

Nerea Marti shares her thoughts on racing WSeries, the Spanish driver currently standing 5th Overall heading into Round 3 at Formula One British Grand Prix this weekend. Making debut entry in the all female F3 Championship in 2021, Nerea sets goals higher this season, aiming to improve on finishing 4th Overall from 18 drivers.

Nerea Marti racing 2022 WSeries Round 2 at Formula One Barcelona Grand Prix Image: WSeries

Consistency counts for alot on the table board, but so does down-right fierce determination to make most of opportunity to further develop her race-craft skills on track. Claiming her first podium of the 2021 Series at Round 4 in Hungaroring, Nerea completed stunning top 8 finishes across 8 Races.

Along with expanding her car set-up knowledge through working with her Team’s engineer’s, Nerea recognizes when circumstances come full circle for the evolvement of her racing career. Stating up front, gaining financial support to race remains one of the most challenging tasks to fulfill, and to be selected to compete in WSeries – all expenses paid – is really dream come true.

To get a glimpse on how capable Nerea is, claiming pole in 2022 WSeries Opening Round at Formula One Miami Grand Prix says it all. New season, new circuit, and new expectations meant all 18 female drivers had plenty to prove – not least delivering high end performance in the double- header Opener.

Nerea did just that, scoring P6 in Race 1 and P3 in Race 2. With 2 week gap to Round 2 at Formula One Barcelona Grand Prix, racing in Toyota Gazoo Racing NZ cars – with same specifications as the Series Tatuus F3 T-318 – Nerea pulled P8, thereby consolidating her Overall position of P5. Nerea shares her thoughts on how the season has gone so far:

Nerea Marti developed racing single-seater’s through Karting, F4, and F3. Image: Nerea

Nerea: ‘I am very happy with the start of the season.  Miami was very positive, I took pole position and a second position but a penalty left me in third position finally.  In Barcelona I had car problems throughout the weekend, but finally got eighth, scoring some important points for the championship.

I haven’t competed in Formulas for a long time,  but I have continued to work hard and the event in Miami was amazing. The world of motorsport is very high in terms of costs and being able to be in a Championship in which we pay nothing, such as W Series, is a great opportunity for women in the world of motorsport.

It is a Championship that has a lot of value and a lot of visibility.  To race at events together with F1 is great for all drivers and I’m sure it’s the best place we can be right now. I think it’s a matter of time before we start to see women at the top. Thanks to this Championship I can continue competing and fighting for my dream’.

WSeries Round 3 Formula One British Grand Prix July 1-2. Header photo: Nerea Marti Image: WSeries.

Words: Sharon Cox.

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