Joao Vieira goes back to the “school desks”. The scene of the new study plan s Monza, the Temple of Speed. Therefore, the approach of the young Brazilian driver of Minardi Management is going on, with the opening race of the Italian F.4 Championship powered by Abarth, scheduled for May 3rd at Vallelunga.
The fast Monza track will host the Tatuus F.4 for the second round of the season, while Joao continues the development work on the car set up by Antonelli Motorsport team, covering over 500 kilometres, lowering the time of 2014 pole position by more than 6 dec. Last season, Joao won a final second place, accomplishing a weekend constantly at the top.
“It was a very intense and positive working day. We raced many kilometres, collecting various data that will be useful for the race weekend. We made some small changes in set-up, scoring a fastest lap time of over 6 dec than the pole of last season”, the driver of Minardi Management, Joao Vieira, says.
“I’m really very happy with the work done by Joao. He was able to close more than 90 laps, improving constantly, until the fastest lap time of the day among other Tatuus F.4 on track, as well as beating the lap time of 2014 pole. Track conditions were incredibly optimal and thus affected his performance, but we are talking about a precious result, which proves Joao’s maturity and his excellent feeling reached with car, track and team“, the manager Giovanni Minardi analyzes.