PREMA Racing announces that Colombian-American racer Sebastian Montoya will stay with the team in 2022, moving from Formula 4 to the European Formula Regional Championship by Alpine. The 16-year-old driver started his European career with PREMA in 2020, claiming multiple podium finishes throughout the last two years in F4 racing.
For his third season under the team’s banner, the son of former Formula 1 driver and two-time Indy 500 Champion Juan Pablo Montoya will make the step up to Formula Regional, joining one of the most competitive and high-profile competitions in junior single-seaters.
Montoya already started his preparations with simulator and on-track testing, and will enter selected rounds of the Formula Regional Asian Championship. He will start the season right from his F4 career wrapped up at Monza, as the mighty Autodromo Nazionale will host the 2022 European Formula Regional Championship by Alpine season opener at the end of April.
Rene Rosin – Team Principal
“We look forward to continuing working with Sebastian for another season. We know he has brilliant potential and taking it to the next step, we want to help him in the adaptation process. The championship is one of the toughest in terms of competition, especially for a rookie, but we have some experience of hard paying off and we are confident that Sebastian shares the same view, so he is extremely committed and determined. We had a blast together in the last couple of years, let’s add another good one!”
“I am super happy to continue my relationship PREMA. The have really helped me to improve as a person and driver. With all that we have been through the last 2 years, this new challenge will not be easy but we will manage it as always. Our objective is to keep chasing more silverware.”