MF1 Friday role for Mondini

Late last night as the Midland MF1-Toyota M16 was being finished for today's launch at Silverstone, MF1 Racing signed 25-year-old Swiss driver Giorgio Mondini to participate in nine Friday Grand Prix test days in 2006. Mondini, from Geneva, was...

Late last night as the Midland MF1-Toyota M16 was being finished for today's launch at Silverstone, MF1 Racing signed 25-year-old Swiss driver Giorgio Mondini to participate in nine Friday Grand Prix test days in 2006.

Mondini, from Geneva, was a relatively late starter to racing, competing in his first Formula Renault Championship in 2001. A graduate of the famous Henry Morough Racing School in Italy, He quickly showed speed but 2004 was when it all started to come together for him and he won the Renault V6 Championship.

Mondini graduated to World Series by Renault for the start of the 2005 but things really took off when he was invited to join David Price Racing's GP2 team for the second half of the season.

His performances earned him a test driver the World Championship winning Renault team at Barcelona last December: "That test whetted my appetite for Formula1 and I am delighted to have this opportunity with MF1 Racing. The new car looks really good and I can't wait to drive it."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Giorgio Mondini , David Price