Joao Vieira took an important second place finish in the sixth round of the Italian F.4 Championship powered by Abarthheld in monza.
The young Brazilian with Antonelli Motorsport was consistently fast in free practice, starting from the second row of the grid with the third quickest time (1’53.926), just 70 thousandths from the pole claiming time of the much more experienced Brandon Maisano.
In Race 3 Vieira achieved his best result of the season with second place on the podium.
“I’m really happy for this second place and for my rhythm, throughout the weekend. Certainly, regret still remains for what happened in Race-2, where I lost a podium in the last few meters to avoid a driver who took me off the track. It’s been exciting to overtake many times in so few laps. After the third place at Mugello, now the second place has arrived. It only remains to win the victory”, Joao Vieira says smiling. “At Imola, in fifteen days, I’ll try to get my revenge”.
Manager Giovanni Minardi, who follows Joao’s development and career, is of the same mind. “I have to congratulate Joao both for his second place and for the rhythm of the whole weekend, as well as the entire Antonelli Motorsport team. There is regret for missing a podium , through no fault of our own, in Race-2 - but what a great comeback - moving from 20P to 3P in less than 18” is not bad for a beginner. It’s a pity, because we could make a bigger jump in overall standings. We still lack 2-3 tenths that we’ll try to erode in view of Imola”.