F2 Sensation Wants To Use His National Status to Secure Dream Ferrari F1 Drive

Published 08/17/2021, 10:40 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Qualifying – Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary – July 31, 2021 Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc during qualifiying REUTERS/Florion Goga


Matteo Nannini is recently impressing everyone with his driving in the junior F1 categories this season. The Italian is currently driving in both F3 and F2 simultaneously. He recently won the F3 Hungarian Grand Prix to become the most recent winner in the series. The Italian has mentioned that he is thrilled with his season so far and he hopes to attract the attention of F1 academies. But Nannini wants to join Ferrari Driver Academy and race for the Italian team.

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My dream would be to race with Ferrari as an Italian team: Matteo Nannini

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As reported by F1feederseries.com, Nannini has mentioned that several F1 academies have contacted him since his win in Hungary. But he stated he wants to join the Ferrari team in the future.

“After Hungary, we had some calls with some F1 academies that could be interested to have me, and also because it can be helpful also for an academy to have an Italian guy because there are no Italian guys in academies racing in Formulas,” said Matteo.

My dream would be to race with Ferrari as an Italian team, although so far I’ve received calls from other teams, but of course as an Italian, the heart is with Ferrari.

And also because they get quite cool cars from the auto, like the Ferrari Roma, SF90! But no, away from jokes, Ferrari would be the dream,” said Nannini.

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The Italian driver sheds light on his friendship with Giovinazzi

Matteo Nannini has revealed that in his young motor racing career, he has recent support from fellow Italian Antonio Giovinazzi. Nannini stated he shares a special bond with the Alfa Romeo driver and hopes to join him on the grid soon.

Formula One F1 – Portuguese Grand Prix – Algarve International Circuit – Portimao, Portugal – Alfa Romeo’s Antonio Giovinazzi attends a press conference Pool via REUTERS/Gabriel Bouys

“With him, it’s really friendly. I have his number. Sometimes I WhatsApp him and after Red Bull Ring race one where there was quite a big battle with Sargeant, he texted me saying ‘I saw that and I really enjoyed it. Yeah, as an Italian, I chat a bit with him.” revealed Nannini.

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sport Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been a ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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