This weekend Ricardo Tormo will see the start of the Italian Formula 3 European Series and the Italo-Canadian Nicholas Lafiti will begin the challenge in the world of Formula racing.
Valencia will be the first of 8 events the championship and the first held outside of Italy in the Italian Championship, together with Hungary (Hungaroring) and Austria (Red Bull Ring).
In winter testing the young driver went to several tracks in Europe gaining a good feeling with team BVM-Target, and FTP with the Dallara - but the differences between a kart and a car are considerable, both in the running of the race in the development
In addition to the staff at team BVM-Target, Latifi can rely on the experience of Minardi Management, manager Giovanni Minardi will closely follow the progress of the young driver
NICHOLAS LATIFI: “I'm really looking forward to the first race of the season in Valencia. It will be my first race in an F3 car so I'm just going to keep an open mind going in with no expectations, but I really want to experience. I've driven the Valencia circuit a few times and have grown a liking to it. It's a very technical track and should make for some good racing. The only other challenge I am anticipating is when I actually have to "race" in the car. In a kart I am used to practically being right on my competitors bumper through turns, and with cars, especially cars with downforce, it is very difficult to do this“
GIOVANNI MINARDI “I'm lookingforward to this new experience with Nicholas. During winter testing, despite his lack of experience with the world of Formula car, made me realize that Nicholas has the characteristics to be a winning driver. We expect a challenging year because Nicholas will learn a lot in a short time, but I'm sure will appeal to big results - the title win in Canadian Championship "Florida Winter Tour DD2" is an indication of his abilities and he can count on the support and the know how of an experienced team like the BVM-Target, which has won the last three titles”