Switching to the F4 British Championship, 16-year-old Alexandra Mohnhaupt becomes the first Mexican to compete in the series. She’s paired up with Falcon Motorsport who’ll make their return to the series after half a year absence.
Over the last year, Mohnhaupt has competed in the NACAM Formula 4 Championship, based in Mexico. There, she picked up a number of consistent results, finishing thirteenth in the standings. Mohnhaupt also achieved second in the rookie standings, behind her team mate. Comparative results from other European-based Mexican drivers may suggest it’ll take her time to get up to speed with the UK competition.
“It’s a great feeling to be the first Mexican driver in the F4 British Championship. I know I can do a good job and get some strong results for Mexico.” Mohnhaupt stated.
“I want to learn a lot. 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 [with the 1.6 litre Ford EcoBoost engine and Mygale chassis].”
“The tracks will be the biggest thing to get used to, as well as the tyres, but I think I can handle them.” she continued. “I’m already really enjoying working with Falcon Motorsport. I am confident we will be able to make good progress together.”
The Mexican won’t be the first female to enter the series, nor the first Alexandra, with former Falcon Motorsport driver Alexandra Marinescu joining the team last year. She was joined by Jessica Hawkins and Darius Karbaley, the latter achieving the teams best result of fourth at Silverstone.
Team principle Nick Streatfield oversaw her recent Brands Hatch test. Unsurprisingly, he’s looking forward to the week ahead for his squad as she embarks on another test around Donington Park. “The two days are going to be about getting her up to speed and working with her to try to hit the ground running.”
He was determined to stress that he’d be on the grid for next year. “We’re concentrating on these upcoming rounds and building up a good relationship with Alexandra. Then we can start talking about what the possibilities for the future are.”
“As a team we have every intention of being on the grid in 2017 with three cars. We want to be back out in force.”