A fourth and a third place were the results achieved by the Abruzzese representative in the two races of the Formula X Pro Series, part of the “Formula X Italian Series” championship
Mattia Bucci successfully completed the weekend at Varano de’ Melegari in the “Formula X Italian Series”, an event that saw him make his debut in single-seater racing for the first time in his career after some test programs he has done so far.
The weekend started on Saturday with the official free practice sessions, where Mattia managed to set the fastest time in the second of the two sessions, showing immediately a great feeling with the Tatuus F4 T-014 of SG Motors.
The Sunday program included the qualifying sessions in the morning, which ended with the fourth best time. In Race 1, due to a less than brilliant start compared to his much more experienced opponents, he founded himself involved in overtakes and duels that brought him back to fourth position, a placement that would be useful for taking advantage of the reverse grid format in Race 2 and starting third in the afternoon race.
The determination that has always distinguished the ace from Catignano allowed him to climb up again in the second of the two races, once again due to an unfortunate start. After crossing the finish line, Mattia was able to celebrate his first podium in single-seaters in parc fermé.
Here are Mattia Bucci’s statements: “I am very happy to have achieved this result. I have made immense sacrifices in preparation for this debut. This result is significant for my path as a driver, but I must not treat it as a destination, but as a beginning towards bigger goals. Standing on the podium was special, especially after seeing the emotion of my parents. I want to thank Giovanni Minardi and Minardi Management for the incredible work they do for me, my athletic trainer Walter Marini and his staff, all the sponsors who support me, and last but not least, my family.”