Faenza-born Matteo Nannini successfully completed a two-day F4 testing programme with Team FA by Fernando Alonso at Barcelona. The Italian promise is going to make his official debut in the category with Padua-based outfit BhaiTech and this intensive propaedeutic testing session has been very encouraging, as Nannini racked up over 800 kilometres and received positive feedback amongst the team members.
“His performance has been very positive overall and we are very pleased with his laptimes” said Team FA manager Luis Pujeu.
The driver might be young, but has displayed maturity and a remarkable capacity to adapt to the car in a short span of time, considering that he was equipped with a different set-up compared to Team FA’s usual procedures with the Hankook tyres. In fact, Nannini had to work on the Pirellis, which he will be using in the Italian championship and at his upcoming tests. With such tyres being softer and consequently trickier to look after, it is safe to say that Matteo had no easy task, but his attitude and his contributions certainly impressed Pujeu. “We would love to have Matteo in the Spanish championship as well in 2019” said the Spaniard.
Nannini himself confirmed his positive response to the car: “The Montmelò track is fast and very demanding for the car’s components as well as physically. I felt comfortable from the beginning and I efficiently managed to complete the schedule we had set”. Other than completing the full programme, the 15-year-old excellently juggled the task of driving on Montmelò’s resurfaced tarmac in intermediate conditions, as it rained between August 13th and 14th.
The foundation has been laid for the collective tests at Vallelunga, where Nannini will be running on August 29th and September 4th, 5th.