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Petrobras Junior has new car design

Brazilians Antonio Pizzonia and Ricardo Sperafico will drive new green, yellow and blue cars, following the Brazilian flag. Pizzonia takes part at Brazil's most popular festival! Petrobras Junior Team will have a new car design for this season....

Brazilians Antonio Pizzonia and Ricardo Sperafico will drive new green, yellow and blue cars, following the Brazilian flag. Pizzonia takes part at Brazil's most popular festival!

Petrobras Junior Team will have a new car design for this season. It will be green, blue and yellow, according to the Brazilian flag. Petrobras Junior is not alone: the changes reached also Team Petrobras F1 Powerboat, which takes part at the UIM International F1 Powerboat Championship.

"We want to produce unity between our teams. And all that starts with the teams colours, which incorporates the Brazilian flag, along with the company's logo", says Carlos Leonam, chief of Petrobras' sponsorship program.

Apart from appearance, Brazilian drivers Antonio Pizzonia and Ricardo Sperafico tested in Imola/Italy last week. Their first impression was fine.

"There are lots of differences between F-3 and F-3000. I am getting used to it. Petrobras is a very professional team, what I like a lot", says Pizzonia, who was chosen by a "samba school" in Manaus, his birth place, to be the subject of its samba (Brazilian most popular ritm) in this carnival, two week-ends ago.

"It was a great honour. I just don't know why they choose me. I haven't done anything for my country yeat to receive such an homage", added the Jungle Boy, who will be testing in Silverstone next week.

Carnival is Brazil's most popular festival. During four days, groups of people join the "samba schools" to take part in a parade. The most beautiful and etusiastic one is chosen "champion of the carnival". The "samba schools" normally choose a subject and create a music with it. Pizzonia's "samba school" in Manaus is called Bloco Sem Compromisso and will have 3.000 participants at the parade, including the Brazilian driver. The parade will took place Sunaday 25th.

-Manoela Penna

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Series F3
Drivers Antonio Pizzonia , Ricardo Sperafico