F.4 – First contact with Mugello’s rain for Joao Vieira

A little more than a month after Vallelunga’s weekend, which will launch the second season of the Italian F.4 Championship powered by Abarth, Joao Vieira came back to work with Antonelli Motorsport team at Mugello Circuit.

A test day strongly conditioned by the rain, which gave to the young Brazilian driver of Minardi Management the opportunity to become familiar with the selective Tuscan track in difficult wet conditions. It was the first experience with the wet for Joao and the staff directed by Marco Antonelli, after the podium of last season on a dry track. “It was a very fruitful day. Having never shot under these conditions, it was an opportunity to do the right experience, as we are talking about a demanding track already under optimal conditions. We had no references with last year, but I’m happy because I made no mistakes. We took as our reference point the Formula 3 on track and chronometric results are proving us right“, Joao Vieira says.

Having no references with the 2014, it’s difficult to judge. Due to rain and the numerous red flags, track conditions were never the same. Unfortunately we couldn’t do more than three consecutive timed laps. I am satisfied by the work done by Joao, who has never committed any error, even though it was his first contact with the Mugello in wet conditions”, the manager Giovanni Minardi analyses.