The Duo BRDC Formula 4 Championship welcomes its first Argentinean driver in 2015 as Hernan Fallas joins Mark Godwin Racing (MGR) for the upcoming season. He represents the sixth different nationality on this year’s grid, adding to the cosmopolitan and diverse nature of the championship that is attracting drivers from across the world.
Fallas, who has tested with the team on numerous occasions in the past two years, will contest a full campaign with MGR and is the outfit’s first confirmed driver for this season. The 20-year-old has competed in Formula Metropolitana in Argentina for the last two years, achieving two race wins in 2014 and demonstrating excellent speed by taking five pole positions.
He began his motorsport career racing in the Argentinean Kart Championship and regional events. Graduating to single-seater racing in 2011, Fallas spent two years competing in Formula 4 Nueva Generacion in his native country, finishing on the podium twice.
Fallas said: “The amount of track time in the Duo BRDC F4 Championship is extremely impressive and, as it is my first year racing in Europe, I need as much track time as possible. I have been testing the car and have felt very comfortable, posting some good lap times. The team have made me feel very comfortable and I already feel at home.”
Team Principal Mark Godwin said: “Hernan tested with us a couple of times last winter and displayed a really good turn of speed. He showed an ability to learn the circuits very quickly, even though he hadn’t seen them before, and we have high hopes for him achieving some good results this year.”