They were two days of intense work for Joao Vieira at Vallelunga and Magione circuits, the scene of the next two rounds of the Italian F.4 Championship powered by Abarth.
The 16-year-old Brazilian driver from Gurupi started to approach the second part of the new Championship, together with the staff of Antonelli Motorsport, taking the first contact with the demanding “Piero Taruffi” circuit (4,085 meters long) and the eleven corners that characterize the 2,507 meters of the “Mario Umberto Borzacchini” track, at the wheel of his #28.
After bringing up the Brazilian flag onto the Mugello’s podium, Joao is determined to continue the positive trend from the next event – scheduled on August 2nd and 3rd – and, on the track of Perugia, he has certainly started off on the right foot, scoring excellent chronometric results, getting very close the pole-position and quickly adapting to the track layout.
“These have been two intense days, during which I’ve worked alongside my team, looking ahead to the next two races. I am very satisfied with the results scored in Magione, while I made a few mistakes at Vallelunga. For me, every track is a completely new discovery and time to learn is always very little. We are approaching the second half of the season and I’m happy with my progresses. For this reason, I would like to thank all the staff of Antonelli Motorsport”, the driver of Minardi Management says.
“I’m really happy with the work done by Joao in these two days, especially with regard to the results obtained in Magione. He has adapted quickly to the track and the lap times were really interesting. Only for a few tenths, he couldn’t score the pole-position of the day, stopping at the second position. The day in Vallelunga was more difficult, but the track is certainly more challenging and he will have the opportunity to redeem himself. Now Joao will continue his physical and athletics training before the fourth round of the season at Magione”, the manager Giovanni Minardi comments.