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VDM‘s new driver: Juan Ángel Rosso

Velociudad is much more than a state-of-the-art race-track. The venue has been envisioned as a cradle for argentine motorsport. One of its missions is to develop young talent who can take after legend Juan Manuel Fangio and restore Argentina´s prominence in the international motorsport scene.

Eric Lichtenstein is the first young talent to have emerged from the Velociudad Driver Management and a serious prospect for Formula One. The 18 year-old Argentinian was the top rookie in the 2012 UK Formula Ford Duratec Championship and took 15 podiums including 11 victories on his was to third in the standings. Litchenstein has made the leap from British Formula Ford and is now driving for Carlin Motorsport in GP3 Series, finishing 10th in his season debut two weeks ago in Barcelona.

When asked about his VDM teammate , Juan Rosso, Lichtenstein confidently asserts that “my seat in Jamun is left in good hands”. Back in December, Juan Angel tested a Formula Ford in Silverstone with superlative results, qualifying as the fastest driver in the testing session, in spite of the rain and competing alongside the 2012 European Formula Renault champion. Sergio Rinland, Head Advisor of Velociudad Driver Management, was impressed by Rosso´s innate talent and immediately contacted Eddie Freedman, CEO of Velociudad, who approved Rosso´s enrollment into the program to drive for Jamun Racing in the 2013 season.

After having suffered broken a bone in his hand last month in a testing shunt at Brands Hatch, Rosso returned in style earning two second place finishes in Donnington Park. He continued with yet another second place finish in Thruxton on May 5th behind Dan Cammish, automatically placing himself on the list of title contenders for the year.

Velociudad Driver Management selects the top Latin American kart drivers and acts as agent, outlining customized career plans, and acting as the drivers´ financial benefactor as they progress through different racing categories in exchange for their commercial/sponsorship rights. Moreover, VDM has secured strategic partnerships with well-established players such as Jamun Racing, Carlin Motorsport, and Pro-Performance. The program exposes the drivers to top level physical training, simulator driving sessions, English language tutors, all with the purpose of developing the Latin American talents competing in Europe.

Juan Emilio de Antón
Communications Director
Velociudad Speedcity


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