Italian F4 Championship Powered by Abarth

Joao Vieira chasing after another podium

At the turning point of the Italian F4 Championship Powered by Abarth at Magione this weekend, Joao Vieira will be aiming for the top step of the podium. After a day of test-driving on the trackl on July 23rd and having set impressive times the 16-year-old Brazilian with Antonelli Motorsport will try to increase his points in raking.

Over the Mugello race weekend he climbed from 19th to 8th place and now anything is possible.

Joao Vieira

"I can’t wait to get back in the car, because I feel ready to try winning my first race. After the test at Magione circuit, where I immediately had a good driving feeling, I think we can try, even if competition is really fierce."

Manager Giovanni Minardi"I think the turning point of the Championship is the right time to chasing after the top step of the podium and Joao is doing everything to get into it, between gym and track’s workouts. From the first day he got in the car till today, Joao has improved a lot and, if we consider that he’s one of the pilots with less mileage, I think he has made ​​giant steps, given also the high level and the large number of participants – 22 - we find in this Championship.”

The curtain will rise on the Umbrian circuit this Saturday, August 2nd with the two free practice sessions (9:50 am and 12:10 pm) and the two Qualifying sessions (4:00 to 4:25 pm), which will define the starting grid of the two rounds of the race (28 '+ 1 Lap), starting on Sunday at 9:00 am and at 4.40 pm. In the middle, starting at 12:30 pm, the sprint race (18 '+ 1 Lap).