Minardi Management and Giovanni Minardi are pleased to welcome Federico Iribarne, born in 1998 in Lanus (Buenos Aires). Thanks to the strong friendship between Argentina and the Minardi family, Federico will make his debut in Italy behind the wheel of Tatuus Formula 4 of Marco Antonelli’s team, on the tracks of Imola (June 16th) and Mugello (June 23rd).
Busy in the 2015 Metropolitan Formula Championship, in his debut in the Old Country the 17-year-old driver will be managed by Giovanni Minardi and Miguel Angel Guerra. The appointment at the Enzo and Dino Ferrari circuit in Imola will be an opportunity to get acquainted with the team of Antonelli Motorsport and with the car which is protagonist of the Formula 4 Italia, before continuing the work on the track owned by Ferrari at Barberino del Mugello. Federico will be called to face two demanding tracks that are part of the International Motorsport history. “I‘m really happy to give this opportunity to Federico. For him, everything will be new. The team, the car, the circuit. Imola will be an opportunity to become familiar with the material and know the staff, and then continue the work at Mugello. We speak of two really selective circuits and full of pitfalls. A good test. In this debut, I will be alongside Federico, in order to give him all my support“, the manager Giovanni Minardi says.
“First of all, I want to thank Castor Gonzalez and Miguel Angel Guerra for this great opportunity. On Tuesday I will be in Imola with the Antonelli Motorsport team, together with Giovanni and Gian Carlo Minardi, for a test with the F4. It will be my first outing in Europe and I hope to do a good job and a good impression. To get ready, I have studied the two circuits at the simulator“, Federico Iribarne says.