Miron Pingasov steps up to join MP Motorsport in Spanish Formula 4
Russian youngster Miron Pingasov will join MP Motorsport in the final three rounds of the 2021 Spanish Formula 4 Championship. This season, the teenager from Novosibirsk has already proved himself as MP’s official Formula 4 development driver but is now old enough to be allowed to race in the championship.
As being at least 15 years of age is a minimum requirement for competing in Formula 4, Pingasov was forced to sit on the sidelines in the first part of the season. In the meantime, he provided a valuable contribution to MP Motorsport’s Formula 4 effort in the simulator, acting as the team’s development driver in the category. Having turned 15 in August, however, the Russian is now ready to step up and join MP’s Spanish F4 racing line-up.
“It’s been a long wait, but now I can’t wait to get going”, says Pingasov on his promotion to the F4 race team. “Being the team’s development driver has been an extremely useful experience, and I want to thank the team for giving me this opportunity. It has prepared me well for a busy few race weekends at the end of this season that I hope will provide me with a springboard to a 2022 season of full-time racing.”
“It pleases me enormously to welcome Miron to our F4 race team”, said MP’s team manager Sander Dorsman. “He has shown excellent pace in karts and has been a true asset to us in the simulator in the past months. Now that he has turned 15, he is finally allowed to show what he is capable of in single-seaters. I can’t wait to see how he does against his teammates and the rest of the field in Spanish F4.”
Pingasov forged a career in Cadet and Mini60 karts before reaching OK Junior level in 2018. Racing in the German championship in 2018 and in the Spanish championship in 2019, the Russian added the WSK series and cups to his annual programs, and also entered the FIA Karting World Championship from 2018 on. In 2020, he finished sixth in the WSK Champions Cup and took tenth in the WSK Super Masters Series.