Singaporean youth Christian Ho secures first win in 2023 Formula Four Spanish Championship

Christian dominated 31 other cars from start to finish in the MotorLand Aragon circuit.

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Published: 20 June 2023, 3:06 PM

Young Singaporean driver, Christian Ho, clinched victory in the Formula Four (F4) Spanish Championship race on May 28.

The 16-year-old’s win at the MotorLand Aragon circuit in Teruel, Spain was achieved within a mere year since transitioning from karting to F4 racing.

The F4 series was established in 2014 with the aim of bridging the gap between karting and the higher-level F3 racing. The F3 racing serves as a stepping stone to Formula One (F1).

Starting in pole position at Aragon, Christian dominated the race from start to finish in 28 min 13.728 sec. He was 2.757 sec ahead of France’s Enzo Deligny.

This is the fourth time he has stood on the podium in six races after switching teams from MP Motorsports to Campos Racing this year.

MP Motorsports is a Dutch auto racing team that primarily competes in various international single-seater racing categories. Campos Racing, a prominent Spanish motorsport team, competes in various international racing championships.

With 73 points, Christian is currently in the third position in the drivers’ championship, a point behind French driver Theophile Nael. The drivers’ championship is where drivers compete against each other to accumulate points based on their performances in races throughout a season.

While he was given a favourable place to begin his initial race on May 27, he wasn’t able to fully capitalise on it due to a two-second penalty for surpassing track limits. He trailed Enzo Deligny, while another teammate, Noah Stromsted, achieved third place.

Christian did not participate in the final race of the weekend after sustaining a broken left-rear suspension.

In an interview with The Straits Times, Christian revealed that he is currently in the midst of preparing for his General Certificate of Secondary Education examinations, and that he has been “balancing racing and his studies well”.

Christian also added that while his ultimate goal is to compete in Formula One, his focus is currently on the Spanish F4.

The next round will take place on Jun 24 and 25 at the circuit of Navarra in Spain, followed by Jerez on Sep 23 and 24.

The final race of the season will take place in November at Barcelona’s Catalunya circuit.

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