Falcon return to British F4 grid

Falcon Motorsport returns to the British Formula 4 championship in Snetterton with Mexican racer Alexandra Mohnhaupt.

Mohnhaupt is currently competing in the Mexican Formula 4 series and is currently second in the rookie standings. The sixteen year old has realistic hopes for her British debut, her main aim to learn more about the car and build as a driver.

“It’s a great feeling to be the first Mexican driver in the F4 British Championship,” she said. “I know I can do a good job and get some strong results for Mexico.

“I want to learn a lot. I want to learn from the other drivers and from the team so I can go back to Mexico stronger. I can learn a lot because British F4 uses the same car as in Mexico.

“The tracks will be the biggest thing to get used to, as well as the tyres, but I think I can handle them.

“I want to finish as high up the order as possible, but it’s all about learning more about the car.

“I’m already really enjoying working with Falcon Motorsport. I am confident we will be able to make good progress together.”

Falcon Motorsport are aware of the challenge Mohnhaupt faces, racing at circuits she’s never tested on before. The Mexican has only completed short tests at Donington and Brands Hatch.

“To be able to get out on track with Alexandra is good,” said team principle Nick Streatfield. “We’ve been working on it for a while.

“For her it’s all part of the learning curve; coming over to the UK to gain experience of a different championship. We are obviously very happy to take on that role and give her a different perspective to see how she measures against of the F4 British Championship.

“We’re keeping our expectations in check. We are going up against drivers against drivers who have been driving all year in this championship and have tested at most of the circuits. Alexandra is going to have to go straight into Snetterton and Knockhill, running at circuits she has never been to.

“It will be tough, but we know that and she knows that. That doesn’t mean to say we’re not aiming for the front, but it is more about Alexandra getting experience at the moment.”

Whilst Mohnhaupt will be building on her career, Falcon is also looking at their future. The team intended to return at the beginning of the year, but had a few problems over the winter. Mohnhaupt say Falcon “have every intention” of having three cars on the 2017 grid.

Feature image credit: Caroline Rhea

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