Minardi Launches Driver Search
The Minardi Management and Giovanni Minardi have launched a new professional cooperation with Alberto Tonti to carry out an ambitious project to find and follow future motorsport champions, starting from the first step of the car racing pyramid — karting.
After launching very talented drivers the likes of Pastor Maldonado, Gabriele Lancieri, Davide Rigon, Matteo Bobbi and the two brothers Andrea and Giacomo Piccini onto the most important stages of international motorsport, the Faenza-born manager Giovanni Minardi consolidates his society’s structure by joining forces with Tonti’s scouting.
Minardi and Tonti join forces to become a benchmark for all the drivers and their families who want to get into the world of motorsport.
“I’m really glad Alberto accepted my invitation to join his forces with the Minardi Management. He’s a very skilled person I hold in high regard and he has a long-standing experience in the world of kart racing,” said Giovanni Minardi. “Alberto will bring precious added value to the society thanks to his deep knowledge of a world which represents the first step for future champions. So far, I’ve had the chance to work with drivers who had already joined Formula cars championships such as Maldonado, Rigon, Lancieri, Zampieri, Vicky Piria and many more. Thanks to this project the Minardi Management will have the chance to watch closely youngsters, teach them the basics of car racing and support them to face the difficulties that a motorsport career will present them year after year.”
Alberto Tonti’s career in the world of motorsport started in 2003, the year he founded the Fly Kart team. In 2011 he won the European KZ1-KZ2 Championship and he was awarded the World Cup KZ1’s vice-champion title the following year. In 2012 he joined the Management of Birel Motorsport, where he is in charge of dealing with drivers, media and sponsors.
“I’m honored to join forces with a big name in motorsport such as Minardi. It’s a big step forward for my career in the world of car racing,” said Alberto Tonti “I entered this world starting from kart racing, which is the first step. Making my experience available to young drivers and support them to move ahead with their career and enter Formula competitions, it’s a wish come true. Since some preparatory championships such as Formula 4 have been established, it’s getting more and more important to help drivers and families find the best solutions. I’m sure that, together with Giovanni Minardi and his Minardi Management, we’ll be a great team who will be the source of Italian and foreign young champions among whom there will probably be some promising lady drivers.”