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Italian F4 attracts new Airflow Racing team

by Ida Wood

The Italian Formula 4 championship has attracted a new team for the 2023 season: Airflow Racing.

Managed by Gianfranco Fantuzzi and led on-track by Roberto Generini, the Tuscany-based team has already announced teenaged Italian racer Guido Luchetti as its first driver signing.

The team has not mentioned if Luchetti has driven the Tatuus T-421 car that he will race in Italian F4 yet, but he has done testing in a previous-generation Dallara F308 Formula 3 car.

“I am thrilled to participate in the F4 championship in which I aim to give my all,” said Luchetti.

“At the same time, I can’t wait to compete on the iconic tracks on the calendar of a championship that will certainly be fought over, but which will give me the opportunity to learn a lot.”

Airflow Racing is the third team to announce a driver for the season ahead, following Prema and its partner team Iron Lynx. Last year Italian F4 had 55 drivers and 15 teams in total compete in the series, and its entry list peaked at 44 cars for the penultimate round.

Fantuzzi commented: “We are very happy to start this adventure with Luchetti in the team and to contribute to his debut in the motorsport career. Guido is a driver who, even if he has no racing experience, has always shown a strong determination and a great desire to grow and I’m sure he won’t be slow to reap the satisfactions he deserves.”

While there is still no official confirmation from Italian F4 promoter WSK Promotion, a sister European series for F4 is anticipated to be created and launched this year by the people behind Italian F4.