Di Mauro and the team joined the BRDC F4 Championship in 2014, and immediately established themselves as regular top-10 contenders. Breakthrough results came in August, with a podium finish at Silverstone and then a first pole position and win at Brands Hatch.
Both di Mauro and Bortoleto participated in the recent Winter Championship, with 17-year-old di Mauro pushing eventual champion Will Palmer all the way with two wins and five further podiums, while 16-year-old Bortoleto recorded a best result of fourth, less than a second away from a podium position.
Di Mauro commented: “It’s been a good year for me and I learned a lot and the team have supported me all season. We moved on and had a very successful Winter Championship and I was really happy to take second place. We will move forward for next year and I expect to be fighting for the title, but I expect it to be very close again.”
Bortoleto said: “I learned a lot in the Winter Championship and it is great to drive alongside Gaetano in the team, I’m really looking forward to next year. In F4 you get a lot of races in the weekend and the car is good to work with. It’s a great championship with very strong media support, and I think I can aim for podiums and maybe even race wins.”
PetroBall Team Principal José Roberto Sabathe commented: “We have really enjoyed our first season in the BRDC F4 Championship, it was just as competitive as we expected and I know that next year will be very strong too. I’m very pleased that we can confirm our two drivers so early, and with Gaetano we expect to have a very strong challenge for the title. With Enzo we hope that with our experience and with Gaetano’s help, he can push for podium finishes and wins.”