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.

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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. “



One week away from the title in the German Formula 4 championship, Andrea Kimi Antonelli is the 2022 Champion of the Italian F.4 Championship.

With the victory achieved on Saturday in race-1 on the demanding Mugello track, the last appointment on the calendar, the standard-bearer of the Prema team and Junior Mercedes driver mathematically took the victory with two races to spare, continuing the weekend with two more successes, with an absolute record of successes in the series.

An impressive roll of progress imposed by the young Bolognese promise with 13 victories to his credit, including three hat-tricks conquered at Spa-Francorchamps, Vallelunga and Mugello to which are added the victories at Misano, Red Bull Ring and Monza, after a start of difficult season in Imola with only one point to his credit to which he was able to react with coldness and determination, arriving to engrave his name in the roll of honor of the Italian F.4 Championship certified by FIA.

Giovanni Minardi – CEO Minardi Management “I am very happy with the results achieved by “Kimi” even if they don’t surprise me having had excellent sensations since the first time I saw him lapping in Sarno in a kart. I am convinced that these two titles are only the starting point towards a career at the highest level”

Andrea Kimi Antonelli: “I wanted to finish with a bang and I must say that we succeeded. For this I thank all my team, my family, my sponsors and also ACI Sport. I started with the Federal School since the days of karting, since then they have always helped me, they have always supported me and for this I am very grateful. I thank Giovanni Minardi for having believed in me from the beginning. We managed everything very well, all weekend, and it’s nice to finish the championship with three wins. We have worked hard all season to win this championship. Being able to win both the German and the Italian is a great satisfaction.”


Andrea Kimi Antonelli is the new ADAC Formula 4 champion. The young promise of Motorsport is the first Italian driver to win the German title.

A success built step by step, laying the foundations at Spa-Francorchamps in the inaugural appointment, conquering two pole positions and as many successes. At the Hockenheimring, in the second roud, he sets his first season record by winning all three scheduled races.

Andrea Kimi Antonelli consolidates his leadership by concluding the season with nine victories, of which the last two conquered in the last weekend at the Nurburgring, and seven pole positions.

Giovanni Minardi – CEO Minardi Management “A more than deserved success for Kimi, built after each weekend as demonstrated by the results achieved in such a competitive championship. I am pleased that he is also the first Italian to win this title. The season is not over yet because this weekend he will be at Mugello where he will be able to win his second title of the season by appearing as championship leader”

With ten victories under his belt in the first six rounds of the Italian F4 Championship, two of which en plein on the tracks of Spa-Francorchamps and Vallelunga, after a difficult start at Imola, this weekend at Mugello he will have the chance to conquer the title also in the Italian one, taking the lead in the standings with 287 points.


The countdown has begun to the FIA Motorsport Games 2022 scheduled for October 26 – 30.

The second edition will be hosted by the French city of Marseilles and will see drivers from 80 countries in action as they challenge each other for the Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals with the colours of their countries in a programme that includes the 17 most prestigious categories in the panorama of Motorsport including Rally, Gran Turismo, Endurance, Formula 4, Karting and Drifting.

Defending the colours of Panama will be the promising young driver of Italian origin Valentino Mini, already the protagonist of the French Formula 4 Championship that will end on October 16 at Le Castellet.

Valentino will be one of the protagonists on the Paul Ricard track that last month was the stage of the 12th round of rhe Formula 1 World Championship won by Max Verstappen ahead of the seven times World Champion Lewis Hamilton. He will be at the wheel of the Formula 4 (KC MG01) hybrid that in 2019 made its debut in the first edition of the FIA Motorsport Games in Vallelunga, Italy. The monocoque and the structural parts are made of carbon fibre composite and powered by a 1.4, 176 Hp turbo engine (KG MG01) with a 12 kW battery.

For the FIA Motorsport Games the focus of Formula 4 is really on the driver. All the cars competing on the Paul Ricard Circuit will have identical specifications and set ups and all the drivers and engineers will have access to the data of every competitor.

The engines will be switched on on Friday 28 October with the 45 minute free practice session. There will be a 25 minute qualifying session and a qualifying race of 20 minutes on Saturday 29 October with the main race of 30 minutes for the Gold, Silver and Bronze medals is scheduled for Sunday 30 October.

Valention Mini “I’m proud and excited to be able to represent PANAMA in a context as prestigious as the FIA Motorsport Games that attracts highly valued drivers from all over the world. It will certainly be a great responsibility since I am the only driver from Panama, but, at the same time, it will be a further boost to give my all and to achieve a great result on a track of the caliber of Le Castellet that has seen champions such as Verstappen, Hamilton and Leclerc race.

Giovanni Minardi – CEO Minardi Management “For Valentino it will be the most important appointment of the season and being able to be present at the FIA Motorsport Games under the the Panamanian flag is a real honour. Despite the aspects of a complicated weekend I am sure he will know how to give prestige to the country by achieving a positive result”


James Egozi (IOk) greets the Naples circuit satisfied with the work and the results achieved in the Fia World Championship.

James Egozi “The 2022 FIA World Championships didn’t go exactly as planned. We battled the weather on Friday and unfortunately qualified 59th. I didn’t give up on Saturday, having made my way back to 25th overall in the heats, until a crash on the final heat put me back to 38th.On Sunday, I was determined to make the final. With an 11th in the Superheat, I was set to start 33rd.
After a long 20 laps of hard racing, I was able to gain a total of 22 places to cap off the week with an 11th out of 90.All things considered, I leave this years World Championship with my head held up high, proud of what I accomplished”


After Nogato and Pau Ville this weekend Valentino Mini got to know the demanding Magny-Cours track, the third of seven rounds scheduled for the French Formula 4 Championship.

For the Italo-Panamanian driver it was not an easy weekend as he was immersed in the indifference of the other drivers, dictated by the lack of experience in this championship and with the track since this is his debut season. Despite the difficulties encountered, especially in the first sessions, Valentino took to the track with grit and determination managing to put together of good comeback in race-2, finishing in 13° place after the retirement due to a collision in the final stages of the first race. In race-3 he again placed in the top-15, putting together more kilometres and experience that will be useful for him in the next trip, to Spa-Francorchamps scheduled for July 28-30.

Giovanni Minardi “We knew that the weekend would not be easy for Valentino. Magny-Cours is a track with some complex points and the lack of experience with the track and the car made the difference in the result. Once again he managed to race for many kilometers, putting together a positive comeback in race-2 that in part cancelled the results in qualifying and race-1. Now we will focus on Spa-Francorchamps by programming some days of tests.”

Valentino Mini “We knew it wasn’t going to be easy but I am pretty happy because I have finished eight races in nine and stayed in the top-15. Too bad for the having reached the points zone again. Now I will begin working on the next appointment to improve my performance.”