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Deledda and Vieira complete 22-car Formula Renault Eurocup grid

by Ida Wood

Photo: Xavi Bonilla / DPPI

Campos Racing’s FIA Formula 3 driver Alessio Deledda and former Italian Formula 4 racer Joao Vieira have completed a 22-car Formula Renault Eurocup grid for the Monza season opener this weekend.

Deledda finished 40th in Italian F4 last year, his first season of car racing, and ahead of his surprise move to the new FIA F3 Championship with Campos has been racking up mileage in a variety of cars.

The former motorcycle racer joined Campos for the Euroformula Open Winter Series, taking a best finish of eighth, and has been a part of the pre-season Eurocup tests with Global Racing Service.

He will join the Catalan team for at least the first round of the season, partnering sometime Eurocup racer and F4 race-winner Xavier Llloveras.

Vieira will be driving for JD Motorsport, who he has been testing with in pre-season, as he makes his racing return after two years out of the sport.

The Brazilian finished seventh in Italian F4 in his first season of car racing in 2014, ending the year with second place in the championship’s winter trophy, but didn’t improve on that result in the following two seasons before his break from competition.

He joins Ugo de Wilde and Leonardo Lorandi in a three-car effort from JD.

2019 Formula Renault Eurocup entry list

Frank Bird – 10th in 2018 FR NEC
Sebastian Fernandez – 21st in 2018 European F3
Patrik Pasma – 3rd in 2018-19 MRF Challenge

Federico Malvestiti – 6th in 2018 Italian F4
Petr Ptacek – 5th in 2018 Italian F4

FA Racing by Drivex
Brad Benavides – NC in 2018 EF Open
Callan O’Keeffe – 6th in 2017 BRDC British F3
Patrick Schott – 5th in 2018 Spanish F4

Global Racing Service
Xavier Lloveras – 6th in 2017 F4 NEZ
Alessio Deledda – 40th in 2018 Italian F4

JD Motorsport
Ugo de Wilde – 2nd in 2018 French F4
Leonardo Lorandi – 2nd in 2018 Italian F4
Joao Vieira – 8th in 2015 Italian F4

M2 Competition
Yves Baltas – 16th in 2018 EF Open
Kush Maini – 3rd in 2018 BRDC British F3
Esteban Muth – 5th in 2019 TRS

MP Motorsport
Lorenzo Colombo – 6th in 2018 FR2.0 Eurocup
Amaury Cordeel – 2018 Spanish F4 champion
Victor Martins – 5th in 2018 FR2.0 Eurocup

R-ace GP
Caio Collet – 2018 French F4 champion
Oscar Piastri – 8th in 2018 FR2.0 Eurocup
Alexander Smolyar – 12th in 2018 FR2.0 Eurocup