The Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine keeps being so successful in receiving approval from drivers and teams even with engines off.
Just recently the 2022 scenario is beginning to be outlined, with the arrival and confirmation of important names in the emerging motorsport world. As with the 16-year-old Gabriele Minì, who will start his second season with the colors of ART Grand Prix, which topped the 2021 Drivers’ standings with Grégoire Saucy, who has been recently promoted to Formula 3.
Last season, the young Sicilian driver stood out by collecting four podiums, as many as the front rows obtained, entering the top 10 in 13 out of 20 races held, in which he covered a total of 299 laps. Important results that let him finishing as runner-up in the Rookie standing and 7th overall.
Impressive numbers scored by Minì, who boasts a title secured in the Italian Formula 4 in 2020 in his resume, making his single-seater debut in addition to his several karting victories.
“I am very happy to continue my young career with ART Grand Prix, because it is a family just as much as it is a fantastic team. They welcomed me with open arms in 2021 and I believe we had a good first season. I learnt a lot and the next step is to fight for the title, and I know I have all the tools to do it, both from the team and myself. I want to thank my sponsors, my management as well as the Italian Federation ACI for their support and confidence”.
“Gabriele lived up to all of our expectations in his first year, discovering a championship where he had no prior knowledge. He adapted quickly and was very often at the forefront of the field. At just 16 years of age and despite all the pressure to do well after such a flamboyant debut in motorsport, he has been able to progress both mentally and sportingly. ART Grand Prix has confidence in Gabriele to become a leader and go for the title next season”.