Monlau Motul continues to advance with its young drivers and scores points in the Aragon F4 Winter Series

  • Lin Hodenius, seventh in the second race, scores the first points of the championship for the Spanish team. 
  • Lenny Ried makes important comebacks in all races and continues to accumulate experience behind the wheel of the F4 Tatuus-Abarth.  
  • “The entire team has been very good, very solid and without any mechanical problems, so we returned from Aragon with good feelings,”  comments Jaime Serrano, CEO of Monlau Motorsport.
  • “We have added the first points, which are always very important for the team. In the race, we are always very competitive and we are ahead, which shows that we continue to grow,”  says David Simón, Team Manager of Monlau Motul Technical School.

Monlau Motul Technical School maintains its sporting progression in the Formula 4 Winter Series after scoring its first points of the year at Motorland Aragón, the scene of the third and penultimate event of the competition. Lin Hodenius, who returned behind the wheel of the Spanish team’s Tatuus-Abarth, achieved a satisfactory seventh place in the second race of the Aragonese event, while Lenny Ried made outstanding comebacks. Supporting the performance of the drivers was a large team of mechanics and engineers, who closed the meeting without any mechanical incident, demonstrating, once again, their reliability and consistency.

The big obstacle of the weekend for the two Monlau Motul drivers were the qualifying sessions, which always placed both drivers in backward positions and forced them to focus the weekend’s races on a comeback. Lin Hodenius’s two best laps in Q1, which organize the starting grids of the first two rounds, placed him in 22nd (2:01.491) and 23rd (2:01.940), while Ried finished 32nd (2:02.610) and 31st (2:02.766), respectively. Q2, held on Sunday morning, hardly altered the scenario, placing the Dutchman in 25th position (2:01.081) and the German, in 28th (2:01.437).

Better feelings for both in the race. In the first of the program, held on Saturday at a distance of 25 minutes plus one lap, Lenny Ried made a strong recovery to 20th place, while Hodenius took the checkered flag in 28th place. The second, with a long format of 30 minutes plus a turn, brought out the best version of Hodenius, who recovered 16 places to finish 7th and give Monlau Motul the first points of the 2024 Winter Series. Ried, for his part, also managed to overtake against numerous rivals, until achieving 17th place. The program closed with a new appointment at half an hour plus a lap that once again saw the young talents of the Barcelona team make comebacks until they crossed the finish line in 16th (Hodenius) and 19th (Ried) place, respectively.

David Simón , Team Manager of Monlau Motul, highlighted the good pace of the drivers in the race:  “At the Motorland event we have been lucky to have Lin Hodenius, a driver who raced with us last year in the Spanish F4 and whose Experience has helped us to continue growing and score the first points of the year, very important for the team. Along with Lin, he has repeated a Lenny who has gone from less to more in all the races. We take it as our duty for the last round in Barcelona to improve in qualifying, because in the race we are always competitive and we are ahead.” 

Jaime Serrano , CEO of Monlau Motorsport, pointed out the work of the team: “As always, the entire team has been very good, very solid and without any mechanical problems, so we leave Aragón with good feelings. The drivers in the race do very well and always have nice disputes; Now it’s time to try to qualify later and repeat in the points zone to close a good preseason with the best feelings for the 2024 Spanish F4 campaign.” 

The last event of the F4 Winter Series will be held at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on March 9 and 10, a perfect setting to put the finishing touch to this preparatory series for the Spanish Formula 4, whose new season will start on March 10. May at the Navarra Circuit.