The intensive work of Minardi Management and Giovanni Minardi, along with the talent-scout Alberto Tonti, which aims to lead and help the path to professionalism of young drivers involved in Karting – the first step of the motorsport world – is beginning to achieve the first results.
This season, the manager Giovanni Minardi from Faenza will put his experience at the disposal of Joao Ricardo Queiroz Vieira, 16 year-old, Brazilian. Vieira, born in 1997, coming from Kart, is ready to debut in the field of open-wheel cars starting from the newly formed Italian F.4 Championship powered by Abarth, whose curtain will be raised this weekend at the Adria International Raceway.
After the successful participation in collective tests, with the colors of Antonelli Motorsport, Joao will be at the wheel of Tatuus F4 T014, with an Abarth engine of 1400cc supercharged with 160 Hp, in the team from Emilia-Romagna (Italy) of Marco Antonelli.
“I’m really happy to work alongside Joao. Since the first contact with Tatuus F4, he has showed a great feeling, constantly lowering times. We must not forget that he comes from Kart and that he will be at his debut on the track of Adria”, Giovanni Minardi comments.
Engines will be started tomorrow, Saturday June 7th, with the two free practice sessions scheduled at 9 am and 12 pm. Afterwards, in the afternoon, it will be the turn of the two qualifying sessions scheduled from 4 pm, which will determine the starting grid of the two rounds of competition (28 ‘+ 1 Lap) with start on Sunday June 8th, at 9 am and 17 pm.