Nerea Marti has become Campos Racing’s first driver to represent the team in the inaugural F1 Academy season.
21-year-old Spanish driver Nerea Marti will be making her debut with Campos Racing for the inaugural F1 Academy season that is set to commence later on in the year. Marti is the fourth driver to be announced for the campaign and the second W Series driver after Bianca Bustamante.
Marti’s Path to the F1 Academy
After finishing fourth in the 2021 W Series Championship with one podium, Marti spent the remainder of the year in the GT Winter Series where she finished second in the standings with five victories.
For 2022, Marti retained her seat in W Series but switched teams from the W Series Academy to Quantfury. Marti’s results improved as she managed to take two podiums and pole position for the Miami Grand Prix, finishing third in the race. Unfortunately, due to a lack of funding, W Series had to end the season prematurely with two races to go. This meant Marti finished the season in seventh with 44 points.
In September, Marti participated in the all-female Formula 3 test in replacement of fellow W Series driver Terezia Babickova who suffered a back injury during a Formula Regional European Championship event in Austria. This was Marti’s second year in a row testing the Formula 3 car.
BREAKING: Nerea Marti links up with @CamposRacing! 🔗
The Spanish driver and Spanish squad will take on the inaugural F1 Academy season together! 💪#F1Academy pic.twitter.com/03RfRIojZ8
— F1 Academy (@f1academy) February 10, 2023
Following the announcement, Marti stated:
“I’m extremely happy joining Campos Racing for the very first season of F1 Academy. It provides an excellent new opportunity to continue taking steps forward in my racing career and I have no doubts that together I and Campos Racing will manage to meet all our goals.”
Adrian Campos Jr. (Team Principal of Campos Racing) added:
“Nerea has enjoyed the support of Formula de Campeones and the Circuit de Valencia Ricardo Tormo since she embarked on her single-seater career and we hope she will have their support to continue making progress at the highest international level.”
2023 F1 Academy Driver Lineup
- ART Grand Prix: Lena Buhler & TBD & TBD
- Campos Racing: Nerea Marti & TBD & TBD
- MP Motorsport: TBD & TBD & TBD
- PREMA Racing: Bianca Bustamante & TBD & TBD
- Rodin Carlin: Jessica Edgar & TBD & TBD