Fernando Alonso’s FA Racing squad has added Spanish teenager Mari Boya to their line-up for the 2021 Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine season.
The sixteen-year-old took multiple victories and podiums in his rookie season in single-seaters in the Spanish Formula 4 Championship in 2020 and now makes the leap up to Formula 3 with FA Racing. He joins the already confirmed Andrea Rosso and Alexandre Bardinon in the team for 2021.
Boya says he cannot believe that he is racing for Fernando Alonso’s team, and he says it is a dream to be racing for his legendary countryman this year.
“I’m really happy to be in Formula Regional European with FA Racing this year,” said Boya, who was a multiple karting champion before making the step into car racing. “It feels good not to hesitate and quickly graduate to a higher category in single-seaters, and it’s especially rewarding to join FA Racing for that.
“Driving for my countryman Fernando Alonso, a living legend in motor racing is an honour and a dream come true. I hope to repay his faith in me by continuing the form I have shown in Spanish F4, and hopefully even better!”
FA Racing’s Paul Anthony has welcomed the news that Boya has signed with the team for 2021, and he has called the young Spaniard an ‘exceptional talent’ that should be able to shine in Formula Regional this year.
“It’s excellent news that Mari has joined our Formula Regional team,” said Anthony. “In his first year in single-seaters, he’s shown that he is an exceptional talent, and I’m certain that he won’t be fazed by turning up another notch.
“In Andrea, Alexandre and Mari, we have a superb mix of experience and raw speed that will undoubtedly translate into all three shining as front-runners in the category.”