Vallelunga Circuit is ready to get up the curtain on the second edition of the F.4 Italian Championship powered by Abarth. Among the major players, along with about 25 cars, there will also Joao Vieira who will appear at the start of the big favourites.
The yellow-gold bearer of Antonelli Motorsport get to the first of seven Racing weekends after several months of training, both athletic and on track, gaining the new record at Monza and Imola. In the last test session, just along the 4,085 mt of “Piero Taruffi” circuit, Joao excelled with his Tatuus F.4, ranking leaving the top of the second day, slowed only by a gearbox problem. “I can not wait to get on track for the first free practice session. Since that time, it will be true Championship. The season will begin. My goal, and that of the whole team, will be start with the right foot and pointing to the title will certainly not be easy though. I can count on one more year of experience, knowing curves, car and team. The novelty compared to 2014 will only Franciacorta and Misano circuits. I had the opportunity to learn about the MWC during a test day”, the driver of Minardi Management, Joao Vieira, comments. For pleasantries, Franciacorta were sent back.
“Finally we start, after many kilometres on track and so many hours of training in and outside the centre where he trains. From what I’ve seen in recent months working with Joao, he is ready to fight for the championship win. We do not know the true values of the Championship, because during testing we did not get to all join together on track, but I’m sure both Joao Antonelli and the team are ready for the first challenge“, the manager Giovanni Minardi analyses.
The appointment of the inaugural Formula 4 Italy will start Friday, May 1st with the two free practice sessions of 30’each, in preparation of the two Qualifying rounds on Saturday (9:10am and 9:35am), crucial for the deployment of the two races from 28′ + 1 lap (Saturday at 02:10 pm and Sunday at 02:20pm). Traffic lights of spint-race of 18 ‘+ 1 lap will switch off instead on Sunday morning at 9:00am.