A change in the schedule of the “Formula X Italian Series” has allowed for an additional round of the “FX Pro Series” championship: the chosen venue is the Autodromo dell’Umbria in Magione
Mattia Bucci is ready to hit the track and battle it out in this weekend in the “FX Pro Series” category, a weekend that was originally scheduled without any events in the “Formula X Italian Series”. A decision by the organizers regarding the calendar has brought life to the dates from October 7th to 8th 2023, deleting the silence that would have surrounded the Autodromo dell’Umbria in Magione, the next stop in “The Flash’s” career.

After a great performance in the last round at Varano de’ Melegari, where he achieved a podium finish in Race 2, the goal set by the Abruzzese rookie is to continue what was shown at the circuit located in the province of Parma, further showcasing the results of a challenging yet formative growth journey.

Sandro Giuliani’s SG Motors and his staff will suppport once again the ace from Catignano with their Tatuus F4 T-014.

“I am very happy to be able to return to the Magione circuit for the new penultimate round of the ‘Formula X Italian Series'” Mattia declared. “In the past two weeks, after returning from Varano de’ Melegari, I have been working hard in the gym with my trainers to improve both my physical and mental strength in preparation for the end of the season. I am excited to be back battling on track with the other drivers, and my goal is to improve the results achieved previously. I want to thank my family and SG Motors for allowing me to get back on track, my manager Giovanni Minardi and the entire Minardi Management for their invaluable advice, my trainer Walter Marini and his staff for the work they have done in these days, and all my sponsors who support me day after day. I will push to the maximum to achieve the best possible result.”


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.”


After a long preparation process, which saw Mattia Bucci involved in various testing sessions on the track, the ace from Catignano will finally make his racing debut
The event in which he will be the protagonist is the penultimate round of the “Formula X Italian Series,” in the “FX Pro Series” category, and it will take place at the Riccardo Paletti racetrack in Varano De’ Melegari, a circuit that is dear to Mattia due to his past experiences in testing sessions. The race weekend includes the following dates: September 23rd and 24th.
Mattia will compete with the Tatuus F4 T-014 from SG Motors, a structure that is friendly and loyal to the Catignano representative and that allowed the young driver to make the first step from karting to single-seaters.
Mattia Bucci commented on his impending debut like this: “Finally, the moment I’ve been waiting for almost a year has arrived: my first race. I am very happy and excited to be on track next weekend for the penultimate event of the Formula X Italian Series. I will try to achieve the best possible result and, above all, gain valuable experience that will be crucial for the course of the season. I sincerely thank my whole family, especially my father who, together with my agents, will allow me to be on the track in Varano; the sponsors, and last but not least, Giovanni Minardi and Minardi Management, who are always very close to me. As I always say, I enjoy these challenges and I feel ready to fight on the track!”



James Egozi is ready to sign his debut in the Italian Formula 4 Championship

After a few profitable test sessions under the watchful eye of manager Giovanni Minardi, the young premise American motorsport, class of 2007 from Miami, will be at the Autodromo Enzo and Dino Ferrari of Imola from 21 to 23 April for the first of the seven rounds of the tricolour championship, defending the colours of PHM Racing directed by Mikhail Aleshin.

Giovanni Minardi “I am very happy to have reached this agreement and to give James the opportunity to take part in the first round of Italian F4 Championship. A special thanks goes to Mikhail Aleshin and the whole PHM Racing team, with the wish to extend the collaboration soon. We have a lot of work ahead of us, but given the results of the tests we will be on track at Imola to do well right from the start”.

James Egozi “The moment has arrived and I cannot thank Giovanni Minardi and Paul Müller of PHM Racing enough for this opportunity. I am very grateful and excited to debut my Formula career with PHM Racing at Imola for Round 1 of the Italian F4 Championship. I intend to give it my all.”


Manuel Quondamcarlo, after a fruitful career in karting and having had a taste of the Italian Formula 4 Championship in 2022 by taking to the track at Misano and Vallelunga with AS Motorsport, is now ready to race the entire season with the team led by Andrej Slak.

The 16-year-old from Avezzano will appear at the inaugural round of the Italian F.4 Championship at the Enzo and Dino Ferrari racetrack in Imola (April 21 – 23) after a few days of profitable testing, carried out under the watchful eye of manager Giovanni Minardi.

Manuel Quondamcarlo «I am very enthusiastic about the start of the championship and happy about the continuation with Minardi Management. I hope I don’t disappoint”

Giovanni Minardi «I’m happy that we managed to get back on track for the 2023 season. I hope that the efforts will be repaid with greater continuity than in 2022. I’m sure that if we succeed in this, Manuel will be able to take away some good satisfaction.»

The championship will then move to Misano (5 – 7 May), Spa-Francorchamsp (26 – 28 May) for the first away match outside the national borders, Monza (23 – 25 June) and Le Castellet (21 – 23 July) before the summer break. Mugello (29 September – 1 October) will host the sixth and penultimate round on the calendar, which will end in Vallunga on 15 October.


After last year’s successes in the Italian and German Formula 4 championships and the seal at the FIA ​​Motorsport Games in Le Castellet, Andrea Kimi Antonelli’s new season began with the conquest (as a rookie) of the title in the Formula Regional Middle East.

At the wheel of the Prema single-seater of the Indian team Mumbai Falcons, the 16-year-old from Bologna imposed himself on the Kuwait Motor Town and Dubai Autodrome tracks, both in the general and rookie standings, closing the championship with 192 points in the standings.

Now “Kimi”‘s efforts will be aimed at the Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine which will start on April 23 from the Imola racetrack with a calendar made up of ten appointments on the most prestigious circuits including Spa-Francorchamps, Mugello, Monza and Hockenaim, also passing through Barcelona, ​​Hungaroring, Le Castellet, Spielberg and Zandvoort.


The “Piero Taruffi” circuit in Vallelunga hosted Mattia Bucci in his latest test program scheduled for the 2022 sports season, with an eye to the future as regards the work to be done during the new year.

Mattia’s inexperience was an important factor during the two days of testing: for Mattia it was his first time on an international track. The difficulties encountered were useful in the growth path of the standard bearer, eager more than ever to get back on track after the winter break.

Mattia was assisted by AS Motorsport, a team that took part in the Italian Formula 4 Championship racing right in the racetrack located in Lazio.

Mattia Bucci: “I’m very happy with the work done on the track. In these two days in Vallelunga we learned about this new very important track, especially from a championship point of view. We covered a lot of kilometres, which add to my wealth of experience. Due to some technical problems we weren’t able to show our full potential, but I’m sure that, by continuing to work in this way, we will be able to bring home good results. I thank all my family, Giovanni Minardi and all Minardi Management, AS Motorsport and Andrej Slak, my sponsors and partners for the continuous support-shown-and-for-all-the-work-they-do.”

Giovanni Minardi: “There were some adaptation difficulties during these two days of testing, partly due to some changes in Mattia’s riding position and partly because, probably, there wasn’t the necessary adaptation to go out super satisfied with these tests. We found some things we need to work on and this is important given the lack of experience Mattia has with the new Tatuus. These tests have shown us more precisely the particularities to improve: we would all have been happy if the chronometer had set a faster time, but they are called ‘tests’ precisely because we have to try and see where we have to work. Now we are waiting to know our chances for 2023, so as to be able to create the best prerequisite for working at our best: now we are going on vacation and next year we will start again meaner than before.”


Back from an intense season in karting with the colors of the Tony Kart Racing Team, James Egozi has been selected by the Aci Sport Federal School to participate in the 19th super course scheduled from 22nd to 25th November in Vallelunga.

Six very young drivers, four Italians and two international profiles, all selected from the karting sector, were invited to participate in the four days of internship on the Roman circuit. The American born in 2007 was selected by the Ferrari Driver Academy, which once again this season has renewed the synergy with the Federation and with ACI, with the common goal of finding the champions of the future.

James, together with his classmates, will have the opportunity to measure themselves in a professional context, through a program full of activities that will serve as a useful evaluation tool for the Federal School commission to choose the winner. Tuesday 22 November is dedicated to psycho-physical assessments by Formula Medicine. On Wednesday the boys will start moving on the track, starting with the covered-wheel cars on the Renault Clio RS, brought to Vallelunga through Fast Lane Promotion and prepared by Progetto E20.

The last two days will instead be entirely dedicated to Formula 4, the Tatuus single-seaters with which the Italian F.4 Championship is also raced, under the technical management of Iron Lynx. The practical part, developed both behind the wheel and outside the cockpit, will be alternated with theoretical lessons. Each student will be supported by a Federal Instructor dedicated to him, in addition to the specialists of the Research and Training section of the School. In the afternoon of Friday 25 November, after the race simulation, the best driver of the Supercorso will be awarded while the boy who stands out for his passion and sportsmanship will be awarded the Cristiano del Balzo Award, dedicated to “Gero” the historic Director of the Federal School.

Foto: @Scuola Federale ACI SPORT


On the Paul Ricard track, Valentino Mini was one of the great protagonists of the FIA ​​Motorsport Games 2022, the “Olympic Games” of motors hosted this year by the city of Marseille.

The young Panamanian promise raised the colors of PANAMA in the demanding Formula 4 category, getting behind the wheel for the first time in a hybrid single-seater (KC MG01) powered by a 176hp 1.4-liter turbo engine with a 12 KW battery.

In a world stage that saw the participation of 463 drivers from 72 nations divided among the 16 disciplines, Valentino Mini conquered the eighth place in the world in Formula 4 with great authority, concluding in the best way an exciting season that saw his debut in the French F4 championship.

Valentino Mini “I am proud to have had the opportunity to represent PANAMA in such an ambitious context as the FIA ​​Motorsport Games. It was a unique experience that attracted the best riders in the world. I arrived in France, at Paul Ricard, with the aim of conquering the top-10 and I am happy to have achieved the result in full. It was the best way to end an intense season that saw my debut in Formula 4, but above all to celebrate Homeland Month. It has been a very important year to help me in view of 2023.

Giovanni Minardi – CEO of Minardi Management “Valentino has shown, once again, that he deserves to continue his path in motorsport. Since the start of the season he has grown considerably, improving weekend after weekend and the result at the FIA ​​Motorsport Games is a demonstration of this. He ended his season in the best possible way, giving PANAMA a sensational result. “