British F3 - Spain, seaside and ping pong: getting to know you with Javier Sagrera

Next Event:
Silverstone GP
26 / 27 June

Next Event:
Silverstone GP
26 / 27 June

Spain, seaside and ping pong: getting to know you with Javier Sagrera

Spain, seaside and ping pong: getting to know you with Javier Sagrera

Tuesday 8 June 2021

Elite Motorsport’s Javier Sagrera is already a podium finisher in BRDC British F3, having claimed second place in race three at Brands Hatch, in his first weekend since graduating from the Spanish F4 Championship.

Away from the track though, he’s left behind the sunny shores of Spain to move to the UK for his first season of racing in British F3, and is determined to make the most of his opportunity as he aims to follow Fernando Alonso and Carlos Sainz Jr into F1.

Let’s hear more from Javier…

Where is your hometown and can you tell us anything interesting about where you’re from?

I’m from a small town beside the sea called Torroella de Montgrí. There is not much going on apart from the beautiful beaches.

Will you be travelling from your home country to race in British F3 or have you moved to live in the UK? If so, where in the UK will you be living?

I moved some months ago to the UK to prepare my season and make sure COVID didn’t make things difficult

How did you first become interested in motorsport?

I firstly got interested because my family like cars quite a lot and they took me to a karting track at the age of three.

Who has been your biggest career influence so far?

I don’t have a single influence but I try and analyse every good aspect of each driver to take references.

Tell us about your career so far and how it has got you to this position in British F3 now?

My career started in Spain at the age of 10, becoming vice champion and winning Rotax races before I took the step into European and World championships, which lasted until last year when I decided to do the F4 Spanish championship.

Which circuit are you most looking forward to racing on?

I’m really looking forward to racing at Silverstone, it’s more of a European track so I am really confident on that one.

What is your aim for the 2021 British F3 season?

My aim for this year is a top three in the championship and improve myself every time I hit the track, and to win loads of races.

What is your biggest hidden talent?

I really don’t think I’m very good at something else but I like to cycle a lot and play ping pong.

What are your ultimate career ambitions?

My aim and the reason why I’m here is to be an F1 driver.

A few topshots from the family album:

 

A young Javier stands atop a karting podium in Spain in 2017

Taking victory; Javier holds off a rival to the chequered flag

Another race, another win!

Spanish F4 action at Paul Ricard

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