Franco Colapinto will contend a full Formula 4 Spain Championship season with Drivex in 2019 with both sides ready to write a success story together. Colapinto from Buenos Aires (Argentina), born on 27 May 2003, is the first signing to be announced by Drivex for the 2019 season.
Colapinto, with an extensive racing background in karting, shone in his Formula 4 Spain debut at season finale in Navarra last year. Despite Colapinto had much less experience in the Tatuus-Abarth than his rivals, the young South-American ace kicked off the weekend with a fourth and a fifth place finishes and showed even more talent on the final day by scoring a win and a second place. An excellent appetizer of what is to come.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS:
You enjoyed a dream debut on the European single-seater scene last year winning one of the races hosted by the Formula 4 Spain in Navarra. What are you expecting from 2019 with more experience under your belt?
“It was a great debut exceeding my own expectations for the weekend. My goal is to gain more experience with the F4 car, discover the track and learn much more racing experiences.”
Which challenges do you have ahead of the season?
“My challenges are always quite similar. Every weekend I try to give my very best, improve experience and always focusing on every race in the best possible manner. Of course, my goal is to clinch the best result possible within our reach for the team and myself.”
How are you improving at the wheel of the Tatuus-Abarth? What features would you single out from your progression?
“My progression was positive and fast. From the very beginning in Albacete we managed to be fast and everything went according to plan. Then, we made another step forward with our race pace and ironed out small details. But there is still room for improvement and I need to keep gaining more confidence because I don’t have too experience with the car.”
As we said, your debut with Drivex couldn’t be any better. How did you find your feet at Drivex?
“Rapidly! From the very beginning in Albacete I felt at home with them. Later in Los Arcos it was still better with my Argentinean mechanic Emi making a key work to win!”