Francesco Pizzi joins Van Amersfoort Racing for 2020
The 2020 F4UAE winner Francesco Pizzi signs the deal with Neetherlands’ Van Amersfoort Racing. The Roman driver will race the Italian F4 Championship and some rounds of the ADAC German F4 Championship.
After clinching the F4UAE title in Dubai, Francesco Pizzi moves under Van Amersfoort Racing’s tend for the forthcoming European season. The rising star from Rome will fight in the Italian F4 Championship and in some rounds of the ADAC German F4 Championship and he will get a good taste of a wide variety of high-profile circuits throughout Europe. As usual, Francesco will be supported by ex-F1 driver Gianmaria Bruni.
“I’m riding an incredible rollercoaster ride – says Francesco – Only one week ago I lived the highlight of my career by becoming an F4 champion in my rookie year. Now I am packing my bags to join Van Amersfoort Racing in the Italian F4 series, plus some rounds of the German F4 Championship! Becoming champion has given me an incredible boost for the new season. I am very well aware that the competition will be fierce, but I am ready and extremely motivated to be successful. I have huge confidence in VAR. They’ve paved the road for so many greats in the sport and being part of this team only motivates me more!”
Rob Niessink, CEO at Van Amersfoort Racing: “We are very excited to have Francesco on-board for the upcoming season. He was already on our radar but especially after his performance during the UAE F4 series, it was clear for us we wanted him to join VAR. He is young and very eager to compete at the next level in F4 racing. The Italian Championship is highly competitive and therefore a perfect next step for him. In addition, he will gather more experience during a selected number of rounds in the ADAC German F4 Championship. It is clear that we will support Francesco in every step of the way and the crew is very excited to get started with him.”
Francesco will join VAR’s Red Bull Juniors Jonny Edgar and Jak Crawford.