Valentino Mini will be the protagonist of the French Formula 4 Championship at the wheel of the Mygale. Today the championship can already count on an entry list made up of twenty two drivers from ten different countries. The promising young driver of Panamanian Motorsport born in 2006 in Caracas will take part in the seven appointments of the French F4 Championship scheduled from next April 16 until October 14 with every weekend composed of three races for a total of 21 rounds. At stake is also access to the Renault Sport Academy.
Valentino Mini’s pathway therefore continues in the French championship with the ambitious objective of bringing the country of Panama to the peak of Motorsport. There are two appointments scheduled for outside France’s borders. The Nogaro track will open the 2022 season scheduled from April 16 – 18 followed by Pau Ville (6-8 May) and Magny Cours (13-15 May). June 28 to 30 the championship will move to Belgium for the first “away” trip to the fascinating historic Spa-Francorchamps track on the occasion of the 14th Grand Prix of the Formula 1 World Championship. From September 9 to 11 after the summer break the Lédenon track will host the fifth round and the following week will be the turn of the Spanish leg in Valencia (16-18 September) in preparation for the final appointment at Paul Ricard (October 14-16).
In preparation for the debut in the championship Valentino participated in two week of intense training on the Le Mans track organized by the French Federation.
Giovanni Minardi: “I am very happy to have been able to bring Valentino into Europe by entering him in the French championship, one of the most important in the world of Formula 4 that in recent years has launched many young talents that have put themselves on show in all the superior categories. I am convinced that Valentino too will be able to immediately show his worth by following in the footsteps of champions who reached Formula 1 in which I had the pleasure and honour of working closely in the Minardi F1 Team. “
Valentino Mini: “On the incredible Le Mans track close to the FFSA Academy I spent days of incredible physical and mental training, in addition to having the opportunity to drive. I will treasure this experience in the opening round of the championship at Nogaro which will open my first season in F4. I am very happy to be able to meet and work with people who have great experience in Motorsport, including engineers, mechanics, athletics trainers and drivers”