Home > Sports

Photo Courtesy: Bianca Bustamante/Twitter

The Filipino anthem played as Bianca Bustamante made history as the first Filipino driver to ever win a Formula 1 Academy race.

The 18-year-old rising star clinched her first career win in race two of round two of F1 Academy, held in Valencia, Spain on Saturday.

Bustamante, who qualified on pole after several changes to the grid, led from start to finish at the 11-lap Ricardo Tormo circuit to secure the third win for the PREMA Racing Team this season.

She picked up 10 points from that race while her teammates Marta GarcĂ­a and Chloe Chong, who finished P5 and P4, had 4 and 3 points respectively.

Previously, Bustamante finished P5 ahead of her two teammates in the first race, but not without penalties as she dropped places after sliding onto the gravel early in the session.

With a total of 38 points, she is now fifth in the drivers’ standings.

Race 3 gets underway on Sunday to seal the team’s final points for this round.

The F1 Academy’s inaugural season consists of seven rounds. The five teams will face off in Round 3 in Barcelona on May 19-21.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *