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Spanish F4 reveals new promoter and 2020 schedule

by Craig Woollard

Spanish Formula 4 has announced a new promoter made up of a number of teams, as well as revealing a revamped 2020 calendar.

The new sports club ‘Agrupacion Deportiva Formula 4 Spain’ is chaired by Miguel Angel de Castro and managed by long-time motorsport engineer Alvaro Martinez de Tejada. Both have been team bosses of Euroformula team Drivex School.

The organising committee will be made up of Javier Sanz and Hector Atienza, representing the Royal Spanish Automobile Federation (RFEDA), and de Castro and Mariano Molina, representing the teams. RFEDA vice-president Joaquin Verdegay will be president of the committee.

Verdegay said: “We can feel proud of this new advance within the Spanish Formula 4 championship, which is a true hotbed of young promises. The figure of the promoter grants an advanced level in the organisational solidity, guaranteeing to all the participating teams adequate management, always from the hand of the RFEdA.”

De Castro added: “As a representative of the F4 teams and President of the Agrupacion Deportiva F4 Spain, I am very proud to have been able to reach an agreement with RFEDA for the promotion of Spanish F4, with the sole objective of becoming a world-class championship for all those drivers who jump from karting to the world of single-seaters and whose goal is to reach F1.

“The steps that all parties are taking, we believe will lead us to a much more professional structure and with which we plan to develop different ways to promote young talents to the world of professional motorsport in the upcoming years.”

There are several new changes to the calendar for the upcoming season, which has already had several rounds postponed due to the global coronavirus pandemic, starting with the postponement of June’s Jerez round to Septemvber 19/20. A new round at Navarra takes place on July 18/19, and a trip to Aragon at the end of October effectively replaces the series’s usual journey to Portugal that month to race at Algarve.

The mid-November season finale at Barcelona remains unchanged, and the seventh championship round at Jarama will take place the week before that on the Euroformula support bill.