May 16, 2024 | News

Formula Winter Series stars kick-off their summer in Europe

More than two months have passed since the last Formula Winter Series race at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on March 10th took place. As much as we love to look back on our second single-seater season, we took a step in the other direction and took a glance at what and how our FWS competitors are doing during the summer season.

As the summer Formula 4 season has begun, teams and drivers from the 2024 Formula Winter Series have started off their seasons with victories and strong results.

The Spanish F4 Championship kicked off at Jarama this past weekend, with a majority of the paddock – both in regard to teams and drivers – being familiar to fans of the Winter Series. Lucas Fluxa started off the year with no less than two race victories, in a performance that paid off the promise many saw in him during the 2024 FWS season. He now holds the points lead for MP Motorsport. The other race winner on the opening weekend was Thomas Strauven, racing for Rodin Motorsport as he did in Formula Winter Series. Fluxa now leads the standings ahead of Strauven, with MP Motorsport’s Keanu Al Azhari – another FWS race winner – sitting third.

The top eight drivers in the Spanish F4 Championship following the first round all competed in Formula Winter Series during the early months of 2024, indicating both the strength of the most recent FWS grid, as well as the strong connection between Gedlich’s single seater series and Spanish F4.


A week prior, the Italian F4 Championship kicked off in Misano. US Racing left the circuit with two podium finishers; Akshay Bohra and Gianmarco Pradel, whose results were good enough to secure fourth and fifth in the championship respectively.

Also within the points top ten is fellow US Racing driver Jack Beeton, while Reno Francot is strongly positioned in 11th, having scored two top tens for Jenzer Motorsport. Cram Motorsport, AKM Motorsport and Maffi Racing were also present in Misano, often with drivers that benefitted from lessons learned in Europe’s best F4 winter offering.

Two rounds of the 2024 F1 Academy season have taken place so far, in Jeddah and Miami. At the latter venue, Bianca Bustamante – who raced for GRS in Formula Winter Series – secured her first podium of the season, taking second. She currently sits fifth in the championship. Carrie Schreiner currently has three top ten finishes under her belt and sits tenth in the standings, while Lia Block secured her first points finish on home turf in Miami.

Congratulations to the teams and drivers of FWS, as they continue to thrive across the summer!