PREMA Powerteam is delighted to announce that Kirill Smal will join the team in the fourth round of the 2020 Italian Formula 4 Championship. The 15-year-old from Russia, who made his competitive debut in single-seaters this season, will enter selected rounds of the to gain valuable experience.
Smal, who is supported by the SMP Racing program has already shown some promise in the German championship, with one podium to his name. Not a surprise considering his successful karting pedigree, featuring outstanding results in all categories.
Angelo Rosin – Team Principal: “We wish to welcome Kirill to our team and we look forward to working with him at Mugello. I think our collaboration will help him to make a good step forward, and while fielding five cars for sure will be challenging, there will also be benefits involved so we are confident in our potential ahead of this weekend’s round 4. It’s great to have SMP Racing on board. They are great partners and we are proud of their involvement.”
Kirill Smal: “I’m happy to line-up for a second racing program this season. Italian F4 is similar to ADAC F4, but this year it has more participants, so it’s more competitive and that is definitely interesting. I’ve taken part in four rounds of the ADAC F4, but there is still a lot to learn and this move will provide me with more experience. I’m delighted to drive for PREMA Powerteam. It’s a highly-experienced squad and they have been working with SMP Racing for quite a long time. I’m sure that we will get up to speed really quickly.”