Solid weekend for Joao Vieira at 'Piero Taruffi Racing Circuit of Vallelunga in the fifth round of the Italian F4 Championship powered by Abarth.
The 16-year-old Brazilian from Gurupi confirmed his growing experience by finishing all races in the score-zone, winning a total reward of 23 points and consolidating seventh place in the general ranking.
The weekend started very well right from the beginning, with Joao finishing the free practice sessions in fifth and third place, a handful of tenths the pole-position. Even on a demanding track such as Campagnano the level of championship turned out to be very high, with even nine and thirteen cars within a range of just a second in the two Qualifying sessions.
“It was a definitely positive weekend and I’m happy with the gained results. Unfortunately, a small mistake in Qualifying denied me the first pole-position and at the start I lost a few positions, skidding the wheels. My race speed was good. Now I prepare for Monza” t
Giovanni Minardi, Manager:“I’m very satisfied with what has been collected by Joao here in Vallelunga. Since free practice sessions he was with the best of the championship, although he lost pole-position in the last corner and his not yet perfect starts cost him lose positions. In all races he did very well to recover and took a pace closer to the leading drivers. Now, we go on two tracks, Monza and Imola, where it will be easier to overtake”.