Andrea CaldarelliThe fate of Andrea Caldarelli has always been linked to Formula 1. Andrea is the youngest Italian ever driven a car of the top Formula. This happened in January 2008, when the Panasonic Toyota Racing called him as a stunt-driver to make an official promotional video presentation of Valencia, on the streets a few months later would have seen the rise of the street circuit, becoming the first driver to play the path. Formerly part of the Toyota Driver Program since 2007, Andrea was then taken to the track in Valencia, at the Ricardo Tormo, the day after filming at night in the city center. For the first time Caldarelli carried out an aerodynamic tests a Formula 1 team, just at the age of 17 years and 11 months, a record still unbeaten by an Italian rider. However, this test has been kept secret until the withdrawal of the Japanese manufacturer in 2009, for obvious contractual reasons. During the season, thanks to the splendid achievements in Formula Renault, with a third place finish in both West European Championship and Eurocup, Andrea was appointed Toyota F1 test driver, and in December of that year, again in 2008, took place of private tests with the official drivers Timo Glock and Jarno Trulli on Al Sakhir circuit in Bahrain. The result, after three days of practice was exciting. From a technical point of view, He satisfied with the design engineers of the working methods of a pilot just come of age. Also the timing were good enough. His times very close to driver who raced in Formula 1 for many years.

Andrea Caldarelli Thanks to these results, Andrea Caldarelli in February 2009 was called to bring the new TF109 at debut in the first shakedown of Portimao. This car will be the best project of Toyota in all the Formula 1 years, thanks to the introduction of the double-decker. In the season finale, with promotion to Kamui Kobayashi as official driver, Caldarelli is a candidate to fill the role of testers in 2010. however, in November 2009, the Japanese manufacturer decided to pull-out from Formula 1 to compensate for the severe global economic crisis that has hit the company.

Andrea Caldarelli Caldarelli finds himself having to build his ascent to the big Circus. But do not have to wait long to review the Pescara getting back in the cockpit of an F1 car. With the third-place finish in the Italian Formula 3 Championship, the only rider with the highest number of successes in the Main Race, three, He receives as prize a test with the Ferrari Formula 1 race in Vallelunga. With the F2008 in December 2010 Caldarelli trim over a second behind the other riders on the track, meeting with favor by the highest ranks of the Ferrari Driver Academy.

The path of Andrea Caldarelli in Formula 1, at only twenty-two years, is anything than a closed topic. The young Italian has what it takes to aim to return back to the world of Formula 1, especially now that lacks an Italian rider with a high level reference.

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