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Formula Winter Series announces tie-up with Spanish F4 for 2024

by Ida Wood

Photo: Gedlich Racing

The Spanish Formula 4 championship has announced it has partnered up with Gedlich Racing, the German-based promoter of Spain’s Formula Winter Series, for 2024.

It will result in the FWS recieving championship status for its second season, which will begin next February. The inaugural season ran from February to March this year, and was won by US Racing’s Kacper Sztuka. It attracted 21 drivers in total, with the biggest grid of the four-round campaign consisting of 15 cars.

The 2024 campaign will also consist of four rounds, with Jerez hosting the opening event on February 8-11. Valencia’s Ricardo Tormo circuit hosts round two a week later, then the championship reconvenes at the end of the month to race at Motorland Aragon (February 29-March 3) and the season finale is a week after that at Barcelona (March 8-11).

Each round runs to the format of pre-event testing on Friday, free practice, qualifying and race one on Saturday, then races two and three on Sunday. There will be also test sessions on the Thursday preceding each event.

Spanish F4’s general co-ordinator Alvaro Martinez de Tejada said: “We are quite excited about the possibility of joining forces with Gedlich Racing for this new promising project we have ahead.

“We think that we will be able to offer a unique product in Europe, and we will put all our efforts and expertise to make this championship to become a world reference in the near future.”

The two organisations are working on the updated regulations for 2024, and Gedlich Racing’s CEO Markus Gedlich commented that the new co-operation proved the success of the inaugural season.

“The FWinter Series was a success from the beginning and very popular with the participating teams,” he said. “Through our co-operation partner F4 Spain it gets additional impetus and becomes even more attractive for new teams. In addition, we have optimised the event mode for the new season, so that the drivers can now enjoy even more track time and even more tests.”