F.4 – Joao Vieira at Vallelunga, thinking about a new podium

After a day of test last week, this weekend Joao Vieira will continue from “Piero Taruffi” Racing Circuit of Vallelunga his way in the Italian F.4 Championship powered by Abarth, which is now in its fifth appointment. The newborn series brought on track by ACI and promoted by WSK actually enters its final part. After the weekend on track of the capital circuit, the Circus will move first to Monza (27th – 28th September) and later to Imola (11th – 12th October) for the “grand finale”.

The 16-year-old Brazilian from Gurupi is ready to get back at the wheel of the Tatuus F.4 #28, with the aim of continuing the positive streak of results, after the podium at Mugello and the points won between Adria and Magione that led him to the seventh place in ranking, with 43 points. The bearer of Antonelli Motorsport will take advantage of the experience gained during the two days of test on track of Campagnano, in order to look for an exciting new result.

I could take a first contact with the layout of Vallelunga and I really like the track. Thanks to the programs carried out in the two days of test, since Friday’s tests I’ll be able to focus more on car’s development, both for Qualifying and race. The goal is always the podium, especially after seeing it first-hand at Mugello, even if it won’t be easy. The championship is really very selective and every mistake is paid immediately“, the pilot of the Minardi Management, Joao Vieira, analyses.

I’ve been positively impressed by Joao’s outcomes during the last tests and this gives me hope in view of the weekend’s race. Since the beginning of the year, he’s steadily improved and, coming from karting, this is the most important thing. We’re getting closer to the top. We must continue to work, growing step by step. The podium on a selective and demanding track like Mugello is an important proof of Joao’s qualities“, Giovanni Minardi comments.

The engines will switch on on Friday 12th September, with the two turns of free practice sessions, in preparation for Qualifying (5:50pm and 6:15pm), which will determine the starting grid of the two rounds of the race (28′ + 1 Lap), starting on Saturday at 4:20pmand Sunday at 5.10pm. In the middle, starting at 9:35am, the sprint race (18′ + 1 Lap).