Campos Racing have announced the signing of Josep María Martí, promoting the 16-year-old from their Spanish Formula 4 team.

Marti notched up two wins and four podiums in Spanish F4 last season, finishing third overall in the standings with 196 points. Following on from this, the Spaniard took part in F3 post-season tests at Valencia with Campos.

Last season was the 16-year-old’s first in single-seater racing, having enjoyed a successful karting career.

“I’m delighted to continue my racing career with Campos Racing for a further year,” said Marti. “We completed a very strong work in 2021 and I think it’s the right choice to step up to FIA Formula 3 with the same team.

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Finishing third Martí won twice in Spanish F4 with Campos last season
Finishing third, Martí won twice in Spanish F4 with Campos last season

“I will continue learning and improving as a racing driver. We are extremely motivated to take up the challenge and give our best throughout 2022.”

Campos Sporting Director Adrián Campos added: “Our goal was always to have a racing team being able to open up opportunities of improving and growing as a racing driver from kart racing to the F1 feeder series.

“Therefore, we also joined the F4-based racing series last year. Pepe is a superb example proving this because in my opinion, he is one of the most talented racing drivers who never have competed with us.

"We are proud because he has chosen us to continue working together. He achieved fantastic results in F4 last year and we now have another huge challenge ahead, but we are looking forward to completing a strong 2022 season.”