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Great start of the Formula 3 season for Pepe Martí.


Pepe Martí won the sprint race on Saturday and finished sixth in the second race after a great comeback.


After this first round, the Spanish driver is fourth in the championship standings.


"It was a similar day to yesterday. We had a good race with a good pace. The most important thing today was my decision making during the race, taking into account that I started from eleventh position. It worked out well and I hardly made any mistakes. I was very precise, which is what I was looking for.





Pepe Martí made a winning start to his second season in the FIA Formula 3 championship, in a very positive weekend for the young talent. In Saturday's qualifying session, Martí was within reach of one of the top positions, but had two laps disqualified for exceeding track limits. Nevertheless, he still managed to finish in eleventh position. This gave him the possibility of taking second place on the inverted grid for Saturday's race, and eleventh for Sunday's race.


In the first race, he was third at the end of the first lap, but he was able to play with the interventions of the safety car and the use of the DRS system, to overtake his rivals with great overtakes, and to keep the first place in the final phase of the race despite the fact that his rivals could use the DRS system and he could not. It was his first victory in the category.


This Sunday, the second and final race of the weekend was held, in which he started in eleventh position but came back in style and safety. The Barcelona-born driver once again managed his tyres and the setbacks of the race in a masterful way, to reach a sixth place, which added new points to the championship standings.


After the first two races of the championship, Pepe Martí is in fourth place in the overall standings. The Movento driver hopes to score more points in the next race, which will be held in parallel to the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix from 31 March to 2 April.


"It was a similar day to yesterday. We had a good race with good pace. The most important thing today was my decision making during the race, considering I was starting from eleventh position. It worked out well and I hardly made any mistakes. I was very precise, which is what I was looking for. We had one of the best cars, we were super fast and even though some of the front teams had four new tyres, we were very competitive overall throughout the weekend. I am very happy with the race and to have taken sixth place, after fighting with Frederick at the end and managing to overtake him. I really want to continue in this line and keep working, which in the end is what is giving us the results. I want to keep fighting to be in the front positions. I'm happy with the work we've done and also with the good feeling we have with the team. We left Bahrain in fourth position in the championship, 10 times better than what we achieved last year in the whole year. I leave with a lot of motivation to keep learning and moving forward.




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