Fernando Alonso continues, at 41 years old, to be one of the most renowned pilots in the Formula 1 World Championship And in this 2023, his start to the season also places him as one of the main favorites to occupy the top positions at the end of the World Cup. However, the Spanish driver already has employment alternatives, related to motorsports, which he understands will be exploited in a superior way when he decides to retire. Among them is his representation agency A14 managementof which one of the great pearls of the future of the world of four wheels is a part, Nikola Tsolov.
This very young Bulgarian pilot, born in Sofia in December 2006, a few weeks after Fernando Alonso will conquer his second Formula 1 World Championship. Talented since childhood Tsolov He got into a kart for the first time when he was barely seven years old and with 16 on his ID, he is already one of the great promises of motorsport at an international level.
Fernando Alonso He captured the talent of the young Bulgarian, the son of a music teacher and a computer scientist, at the right time. the one of Tsolov It is an early, unexpected explosion that emerged in a country of less than seven million inhabitants and that has its secret in his father’s passion for the world of karting. The small Nikola He started competing at the age of 10 and it took only three years for him to be called up for international races, after winning the national title of Bulgaria.
On an international level, Nikola Tsolov It would not take long for him to stand out, achieving victories in competitions such as the WSK or the renowned Ayrton Senna Trophy, championship held in memory of the ill-fated Brazilian pilot. In 2020, Tsolov signed for DPK FA Karting, managed by the Rodríguez brothers, in a change that would mark his next steps. close to Fernando Alonsothe two brothers warned of the natural talent of the Bulgarian pilot.
The arrival of Tsolov to the Spanish F4 He came with far fewer hours of experience than his rivals on the grid, which did not stop the young Bulgarian from taking his first title as a driver in his first season in this type of car. The adaptation had to be given to the new vehicles and also to the country of competition, but although the pilot himself assured that it had not been easy, the truth is that his results dictated the opposite.
In this 2023, Tsolov Rank up a category and make the leap to the FIA Formula 3, known as the third step before access to the Formula 1. His team will be the prestigious to ART GPwith the support of the young pilots academy of Alpineand the experience behind a whole Fernando Alonso who, how could it be otherwise, is the mirror where Tsolov He looks at himself every day, hoping to achieve at least part of the achievements of the Asturian driver throughout his prolific career in the motorsport world.