Campos Racing have confirmed Nerea Martí as the team’s first driver for the inaugural F1 Academy season. The Spaniard graduated from karting to single seater racing back in 2019 and has raced in Spanish F4 and W Series since.

She secured a maiden podium in her first Spanish F4 race, ending the campaign 16th in the Championship. In 2021, Martí moved to W Series after the cancelled 2020 season and finished the year as the highest-placed rookie, 4th in the Drivers’ Standings.

In 2022, she took her maiden pole position at the first round in Miami and scored two podiums across the season, ending up seventh in the Championship. Martí also took part in the all-woman’s FIA Formula 3 test at Magny-Cours in November of last year.

Reflecting on her move to F1 Academy for the upcoming season, Martí said that signing for Campos was a hugely exciting opportunity.

“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.”

Team Principal Adrian Campos Jr added: “We are proud to have Nerea (Martí) for the first season of F1 Academy. She has regularly been one of the most competitive female drivers in the last seasons, I am sure we will manage to achieve strong results together. It’s exciting to have a driver from Valencia at a Valencian team and fighting for an international championship. 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.”