Tecnicar Motorsport Solutions has completed its debut in the Spanish F4 after a weekend marked by changing weather conditions at Spa-Francorchamps. The team has gained valuable insights to improve and achieve better results in the upcoming championship events.
In the free practice sessions, Griffin Peebles started the weekend by setting the eleventh fastest time and accumulating his first kilometers of experience on the demanding Belgian track. Meanwhile, Eric Gené finished fifteenth, just over a tenth behind his teammate.
A few raindrops appeared during the first qualifying session of the weekend, which undermined the drivers’ confidence to push to the limit. Griffin finished 19th and Eric 26th.
The first race of the season was marked by two safety cars and changing conditions that posed challenges for the drivers. It was also Eric Gené’s first race in formula cars, which meant intensive learning for him, especially in managing the start and the opening laps. Despite all the adversities, Griffin managed to cross the finish line in 17th place, and Eric finished 25th.
The second race was calmer, with dry conditions. Despite the two safety cars, there was enough time to witness some overtaking maneuvers that brought Griffin to 18th place, while Eric finished 22nd.
Griffin started 14th in the final race of the weekend. A poor start pushed him down to 20th position, from where he made progress to finish 17th. The displayed speed was good, and the team’s objective is to fight for the top 10 for the remainder of the season. Eric started 9th and briefly ran in 7th position. He lost some places and, although he regained a few, he crossed the finish line in 14th place. Eric continues to learn from the category, gaining experience and showing glimpses of his talent.
Eric Gené: “We had good pace and made a great start. The result is good for me, and I continue to learn from this category.”
Griffin Peebles: “A couple of incidents restricted us from unleashing our full speed to reach the front. We have good pace, and we hope to fight for points for the rest of the season.”
The event at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit has provided valuable learning for all team members, working with changing weather conditions and gaining in-depth knowledge of all the details of a weekend in the Spanish Formula 4. It’s time to analyze data and prepare for the next event at Motorland Aragón, where the top 10 will be the objective.