MP Motorsport’s Mari Boya Ready for Formula 3 Debut
18-year-old Mari Boya is excited to be taking the next step in his career by entering the 2023 season of Formula 3. The Spanish driver, who will be one of 11 rookie drivers competing this year, is determined to make the most of his new position and achieve his dream.
“For me, it’s like a dream,” said Boya. “I think it’s the biggest step I have made in my career so far because we race together with F1 and I think it’s a really beautiful thing for me, as that’s my dream for the future. I’m super excited to start the season and see how it goes.”
Boya previously competed in the Formula Regional European Championship where he finished 14th during his first year before dropping back to 10th place after a series of point-less finishes in 2022.
“To be honest, last season wasn’t what we were expecting after winter testing,” said Boya. “It has been a hard season for me, but I think when you have a bad season, you always try to be fighting for the maximum you can.” He believes that though challenging, this experience has helped shape him into a more resilient driver.
MP Motorsport Expecting Big Things From Rookie Driver
Fortunately for Boya’s transition into F3 smoother thanks to familiar surroundings at MP Motorsport; he had competed with them previously in FRECA and Spanish F4 where he finished runner-up in 2020.
Post-season testing last September was when Boya got his first taste of racing on new machinery. Despite finding it tough adjusting to different brakes than those used previously; he noted how much progress he had made over such a short time period.
The team are also confident about their rookie driver’s abilities this upcoming season. MP Motorsport enters 2023 off yet another strong campaign and they believe that Boya can take full advantage of their potential success.
“Normally, I have always been driving at the front and now in the final part of last season I hadn’t been driving there,” said Boya. “Now I have the opportunity to be there, [and] quickly adapt and take all opportunities presented.”
Source : fiaformula3.com