At the turning point of the F.4 Championship Powered by Abarth, Joao Vieira attacks the podium’s top step on the track of Magione circuit.
After a day of test-driving on the same track on last July 23rd and after great times realized, the 16-year-old Brazilian of Antonelli Motorsport will try to increase his points in raking, to climb back up to the top of it, as he did over the weekend at Mugello, which has taken him from the 19th to the 8th place.
“I can’t wait to get back in the car, because I feel ready to try winning my first race. After the test at Magione circuit, where I immediately had a good driving feeling, I think we can try, even if competition is really fierce”, Joao Vieira says.
“I think the turning point of the Championship is the right time to chasing after the top step of the podium and Joao is doing everything to get into it, between gym and track’s workouts. From the first day he got in the car till today, Joao has improved a lot and, if we consider that he’s one of the pilots with less mileage, I think he has made giant steps, given also the high level and the large number of participants – 22 – we find in this Championship”, the Manager Giovanni Minardi comments.
The curtain will rise on the Umbrian circuit this Saturday, August 2nd with the two free practice sessions (9:50 am and 12:10 pm) and the two Qualifying sessions (4:00 to 4:25 pm), which will define the starting grid of the two rounds of the race (28 ‘+ 1 Lap), starting on Sunday at 9:00 am and at 4.40 pm. In the middle, starting at 12:30 pm, the sprint race (18 ‘+ 1 Lap).