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Ex-FV8 3.5 team Teo Martin Motorsport entering Spanish F4 in 2021

by Ida Wood

Photo: RPM Racing

Former World Series Formula V8 3.5 team Teo Martin Motorsport will return to single-seaters next year in Spanish Formula 4.

The Spanish outfit, which has origins dating back several decades, joined the FV8 3.5 grid in 2016 after merging with Euroformula team de Villota Motorsport, a series which it remained in until the end of last year.

It has purchased five Tatuus F4-T014 cars to run in Spanish F4, with a test programme beginning later this year.

At the start of 2020, Spanish F4 underwent an overhaul with a new promoter coming in that consisted of competing teans.

Teo Martin finished sixth in the teams points in its first season in FV8 3.5, and¬†moved up one spot in the series’ final season in 2017, with mid-season signing Alex Palou picking up three poles, a win and two other podiums.

At the same time it was contesting Euroformula and its sister International GT Open series, although its first podium in Euroformula (under its current name) did not come until 2018. However that season it also picked up its first, and so far only, win courtesy of Bent Viscaal.

After running Viscaal to second in the 2018 championship standings, it ran Lukas Dunner to third in the 2019 points and the Austrian brought the team’s pole tally up to six after Viscaal topped qualifying four times the year before.

Its GT Open squad has run since 2015, winning the drivers’ title at its first attempt and the teams title a year later. It has won races every year since, and currently leads the 2020 points in both classifications.