My name is Sofia, and I was born in Rome in 2007. Since I was a child, I have always attended Italian and international racetracks to follow my father Paolo’s races. He used to be a driver involved in touring and GT races and a pro coach for Ferrari. I drove my first kart in 2011 when I was not even 5 years old, and it was love at first sight. On my 5th birthday, I was gifted my real first kart, a Delfino Parolin previously owned by Andrea Kimi Antonelli (now a Formula 2 driver and a member of the Junior Team Mercedes AMG F1). With this kart, I began my initial training sessions.

In 2013, I participated in my first Kart Summer Camp in Sarno (Naples), organised by the ACI Sport Federal School. I repeated this activity in 2014 and 2015, gaining a lot of experience and even testing my first 2-stroke kart (Baby). In the Baby Pre Agonistica category in 2015, I took my first steps towards competitions. In 2016, thanks to the lowering of the minimum age threshold allowed by the Federation for driving category 60 Mini karts (Racing License cat. D), I made my competitive debut in the Championkart, completing my first full season. With the Team Driver, I made significant progress, improving race after race, and achieving a podium at Adria in the Rookie category.

In the same year, I also made my debut in the prestigious ROK Cup, and in the following season, I participated in the IAME X30 Challenge Italy series, securing the fourth position in the X30 Mini category with two podiums and two Pole Positions. In 2018, I competed in three races in Italy (IAME Series Italy, ACI Karting, and Trofeo Primavera) before embarking on a new adventure in the IAME Series UAE. I fought until the last race of the season for the overall podium in X30 Mini, achieving three podiums and setting a new category record at the Al Forsan circuit in Abu Dhabi.

In 2019, I changed championships by joining the Rotax Max Challenge UAE and switched teams to become part of the Official Kosmic Team – Xcel Motorsport, competing in the Mini Rotax category. The season was very satisfying with two pole positions, 12 podiums (4 overalls), and victory in the Al Ain Trophy Challenge in my category.

In the 2020-2021 season, I made my debut in the competitive Junior Max category, learning a lot and continuing to compete in the same category in the 2021-2022 season. I secured an eighth overall position with a grid of nearly 30 participants.

In the 2022-2023 season, I participated in only two races in the Senior category, securing a second place on the Dubai track. This year, I have competed in some Rotax championship races in the DD2 (shifter) category scoring 4 podiums and winning the Abu Dhabi Sport Council Trophy for the second time in my career. I am ready to transition to car competitions, and this season, I will test with various vehicles for my full-time commitment in 2025.

Thanks to the Formula Woman project, I have been selected to compete in the FW Nations Cup, which will take place in Dubai at the end of the year. Follow me and keep cheering for me!

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