Drivex complete their F4 Spain driver line-up with Ivan Nosov and Rashed Ghanem

Drivex complete their F4 Spain driver line-up with Ivan Nosov and Rashed Ghanem

05.04.2019: Russian Nosov and Lebanese Ghanem join Drivex for contesting the 2019 Spanish Formula 4 Championship in which the team founded by Miguel Ángel de Castro and Pedro de la Rosa has prepared a five-car assault for title bid

Russian Nosov and Lebanese Ghanem join Drivex for contesting the 2019 Spanish Formula 4 Championship in which the team founded by Miguel Ángel de Castro and Pedro de la Rosa has prepared a five-car assault for title bid

Drivex is pleased to announce that young talents Rashed Ghanem and Ivan Nosov join the squad for the 2019 Formula 4 Spain Championship.

Ghanem becomes the first Lebanese driver in the series following his debut earlier this year in F4 UAE Championship. There, Ghanem claimed a podium finish despite it was his first taste of a Formula 4 car and his goal is to continue gaining experience on the international scene.

Russian Nosov will make his first start in a Formula 4 car next weekend. The Russian driver has vast experience in karting and now he is ready to move into single-seater racing with Drivex.

Drivex completes their driver line-up with Ghanem and Nosov who join previously confirmed Franco Colapinto – the Argentinean racing under the FA Racing by Drivex–, Artem Lobanenko and Irina Sidorkova. 

The Circuito de Navarra hosts the season-opening event next weekend with Saturday’s Race 1 scheduled at 17.25 (CET) and two others on Sunday at 13.15 (CET) and 15.55 (CET) respectively.


Welcome, Ivan! Could you explain us how you feel after joining Drivex?

“For me it is a big step forward in my motorsport career. I feel confident about my season ahead with Drivex.”

You are stepping up to single-seater racing, could you tell us something else about your career in karting

“I have long experience in karting contesting many of the most famous championships and race events.”

In comparison with a go-kart, how different is a Tatuus F4-car? What do you think it’s the most demanding thing for a newcomer?

“From my point of view, the main difference between a Formula 4 and a go-kart is that there is a suspension, which you need to be able to work. I think that the most difficult for a beginner is to work with the chassis. Because it's very difficult!”

How are you preparing the new season with Drivex?

“I spend a lot of hours on a simulator at SMP Fitness.”

What are your goals on your season debut in the Spanish Formula 4 Championship?

“Taking into account I'm a beginner, I want to gain as much experience as possible. And then to achieve the best possible result at the end.”


Welcome, Rashed! How do feel after joining Drivex for the 2019 F4 Spain season

"I feel excited. Its my first season in Europe and I am so eager to fight against the best and make some good results to join the FA Racing by Drivex team in Formula Renault!"

Where your passion for motorsport comes from? Do you have racing roots in your family?

"My dad likes cars and racing so much...he never competed but used to take me to karting at a very young age. I remember I cried when I heard the sound of the karting engine for the first time at the age of 3, then obviously I liked it!"

You have already contested the F4 UAE Championship but you are a newcomer in the F4 Spain. How are you facing this completely new challenge?

"I am facing it with much more confidence knowing that I already have the UAE F4 experience. I remember the feeling of fear and excitement I had at the 1st race in Dubai...well I can assure you now that its only pure excitment!"

The season comprises of seven rounds in Spain, France and Portugal. Do you expect racing to be different on the European scene?

"It is nice to have a diversified Championship, which gives more experience to a driver racing on different tracks. I am looking forward specially to be driving on the Paul Ricard on April 26!"

You will be the first Lebanese driver in the F4 Spain. How do you feel representing your country in the series?

"I am very happy to be the first Lebanese in the Spanish F4, and before that in the UAE F4. Lebanon is a small country but has lots of potential in every aspect. I just wish we see more Lebanese drivers on the international scene."


 Drivex S.L. - also photos


05.04.2019 / MaP

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