Last weekend, 17 year-old São Paulo-born driver Giuliano Raucci, starts his second full season in European motor sports. Competing in the Italian F4, Raucci will be representing the Ayrton Senna Institute by displaying IAS campaigns and homages to the three-time F1 world champion on his car’s livery, like he did in 2015, only now racing for a different team, Diegi Motorsport.

Senna-Italian-F4“It was a great honor being part of this project in 2015, and I’m happy to keep it going, this year. The scope of Senna’s accomplishments here, in Europe, is impressive – especially in Italy”, says Giuliano, who is in Misano for the first race of the F4 season.

In the last few weeks, Raucci made great strides in his career. The Brazilian rising star’s performance will be closely followed by All Road Academy, one of the biggest motor sports consulting services in the world, owned by Nicolas Todt, responsible for developing the careers of several drivers who made it to F1, including Brazilian Felipe Massa, currently at Williams.

Starting this year, Senna will also be honored in the tracks by Sergio Sette Câmara, who competes in the European F3 and is part of the Red Bull young drivers program. The driver, who is also 17, made his debut last week, at Paul Ricard (France), where he finished the second race of a double round in 5thplace.

source: Ayrton Senna Official

Gerhard Berger and the FIA Singleseater Commission launched the FIA Formula 4 in March 2013. The goal of the Formula 4 is to make the ladder to Formula 1 more transparent. Besides sporting and technical regulations, costs are regulated too. A car to compete in this category may not exceed € 30.000 in purchase. A single season in Formula 4 may not exceed € 100.000 in costs. The Italian Formula 4 was the second Formula 4 championship to be launched. The first championship launches was the Australian Formula 4 which will start in 2015. The Italian championship was launched by the ACI-CSAI on December 12th, 2013. The championship will effectively replace the Formula Abarth. Italian race car constructor Tatuus was contracted to design and build all the cars. Tatuus had also built all the cars for the Formula Abarth. The Tatuus chassis will feature a detuned Formula Abarth engine limited to 160hp. WSK Promotions, well known for its kart races in the WSK Euro Series e.a., was contracted to promote the championship.