Mexican driver Gil Molina will embark on his first European season in single-seaters this year, having signed to drive for MP Motorsport in the 2021 Spanish F4 Championship.
The 16-year-old youngster, from Monterrey, will be able to build on experience gained in the 2020 US and 2019-20 NACAM F4 Championships. In addition to a successful debut car racing season in the two American F4 categories, Molina brings to Europe five consecutive karting titles from his homeland of Mexico.
He has already tested with MP Motorsport and at the Dutch team Molina will team up with Suleiman Zanfari and Rik Koen, both of whom were previously announced as Spanish F4 drivers for 2021. More announcements are to follow.
“I’m very delighted to be joining MP Motorsport for my first season in single-seaters in Europe,” said Molina, “I believe they can give me the best tools to fight for the championship, which is my main goal for this year. I’m looking forward to my switch to Europe with MP Motorsport, since they have won the championship every year but one. I hope I can work well with my team-mates, even though they will be the first ones that I want to beat! I had a very good time with MP both on and off track [in testing] and I’m very excited to get this year started.”
“It’s great news that Gil has joined our Spanish F4 team for 2021,” said Sander Dorsman, MP Motorsport’s team manager, “Gil has an extraordinary karting resume and proved to be a winner in his first year in single-seaters, so we have high expectations of him going into this season. There is no doubt Gil will thrive in his first season in Europe, and I’m sure he will enjoy the experience from the first day to the last.”
Molina’s karting experience comes from many seasons in Rotax karts, taking titles from 2015 to 2019 – including the 2017 and 2018 Mexican Junior Championships and the 2019 DD2 title. Molina also competed in the 2018 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals and SKUSA SuperNationals.
For his car racing debut, Molina decided on a two-pronged attack of the 2020 US F4 and 2019-20 NACAM F4 Championships. Claiming a win and two podiums in the NACAM series, even though he only contested the second part of the NACAM season Molina still managed seventh in the championship.