Michele Beretta and Santino Ferrucci have joined Italian-based FIA Formula 3 squad EuroInternational for the 2014 season.
With former Italian F3 champion Riccardo Agostini already on board, Antonio Ferrari’s EuroInternational team have expended from a single entry to a three-car operation.
Beretta comes to the FIA European Championship following two seasons of Formula Abarth; however of the three, karting ace Ferrucci will not begin his campaign until the fifth round at Spa-Francorchamps, as he will not turn 16-years-of-age until May 30th, ruling him out of the opening portion of the season.
Despite this, Ferrari believes the American youngster will adapt in time. “His speed is great and his general approach is exemplary,” he raved, adding, “I have seen a lot of top talents but I have to admit that neither Daniil Kvyat nor Carlos Sainz or Felipe Nasr were that good, at the age of 15. We have realised that he definitely is extremely gifted. We don’t yet know if he will be able to deliver on the race weekends right from the start but he still is very young and has got enough time for learning his trade.”
For Beretta, Ferrari understands the steep move that he is soon to undertake. The EuroInternational boss noted, “Michele impressed me in the tests held at Valencia in late 2013. He tested for another team and was particular fast in wet conditions.
“He is a real Formula 3 rookie and the step from Formula Abarth to Formula 3 is truly big. But we will help him on the way to making good progress.”
With the beginning of the season approaching, Beretta and Ferrucci will soon be able to display their wares against the known Agostini in pre-season testing at the Hungaroring and Red Bull Ring.