Andrea Kimi Antonelli will be ACI Team Italia flag-bearer in the Italian F4 Championship

Supercorso Federale 2021 winner, reconfirmed by PREMA Racing, now ACI Team Italia

Andrea Kimi Antonelli, born in 2006, coming from a motorsport practitioner family, immediately distinguished himself and gained great attention from the car racing insiders. It was 2014 when, even before he was 8 years old, he participated in the ACI Sport Summer Camp where Giovanni Minardi identified his talent and decided to take him on board of his drivers Management Agency.

Then the path in karting was brilliant, starting with an absolute pole position at the very first race, the Trophy in the debut season, and culminating in the crowning in Germany for the conquest of the European OK title in 2020. During his karting journey also ends up on the radar of Toto Wolff, Executive Director of Mercedes in Formula 1, becoming part of the “Mercedes Junior Drivers” program.

The debut in Formula 4 comes in 2021, once he reached the age necessary to compete, in the Italian Formula 4 Championship certified by FIA, one of the most competitive championships among all equivalent series. In the ACI Sport F4 series promoted by WSK Promotion he took part with PREMA Racing in the last three rounds: Red Bull Ring, Mugello and Monza. The first contact with formula single-seaters had already occurred by then, with several tests during the season and the stages of the Scuola Federale ACI Sport. The results were better than expected: 3 absolute podiums in Monza, in the last round of the Championship, which ended with him in the top 10 in the overall standings and 4th in the Rookie standings.




Once again, Kimi's talent did not go unnoticed in the attentive eyes of the Federal Instructors who invited him, together with a selection of other Italian and European drivers, to the ACI Sport 2021 Supercorso Federale and proclaimed him the winner. The crowning achievement of the Federation's efforts in the Progetto Giovani came recently, with the official announcement of the name of Andrea Kimi Antonelli on the ACI Team Italia roster.

In 2022 PREMA Racing bets on him again: deployed in two rounds in the UAE F4, he obtained the victory in the first two races and reached the podium in the following two at Yas Marina, then another podium in Dubai.

In the Italian F4 the Bolognese will be back at the start with the Italian team from Vicenza, eyes on him therefore for the second season in a Championship that, in these days, is reconfirmed as an important competitive arena at European and world level, with 15 teams and about 50 single-seaters ready to fight for victory.


2022 Italian F.4 Championship calendar:

08/05 Imola
05/06 Misano
19/06 Spa-Francorchamps
03/07 Vallelunga
11/09 Red Bull Ring
09/10 Monza
23/10 Mugello

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