Dado Pena joins Minardi Team Asia Formula Three – Mar 17 05

Date posted on March 17, 2005 · Published by Mark Goddard

Dado Pena is graduating from the Minardi Team Asia Formula BMW Team to their Asian Formula Three operation. He will race the team’s Dallara TOM’S 301 car.

Dado Pena

Dado Pena

Pena drove for the team in Formula BMW Asia over the past two seasons, having graduated from karts at the age of 15. “Dado showed a lot of speed and promise and we are confident we can unlock that potential and convert into Asian Formula Three race wins” reported Mark Goddard of Minardi Team Asia.

Pena also raced in the Promotions Class of the Asian Formula Three Series last year and took two class wins at the Sentul Circuit in Indonesia. “I now know what it takes to win and I am sure I can “up my game” and be consistently at the front this year”.

“Dado is really demonstrating what we are trying to achieve with our team, to take young Asian Drivers from karting to Formula BMW and on to Asian Formula Three before completing the final step to F1 in Europe. Paul Stoddart, principle of Minardi F1, takes a genuine interest in our drivers and if one demonstrates he has real talent then it could open up opportunities for him” said Goddard