On a dry track with the temperature at 15 degrees, Colombo won the Rookie Trophy and Wohlwend the Women’s Trophy The two pretenders to the 2016 Italian F4 Championship powered by Abarth were on the front row of the grid as they were for Race 1 – but this time the Argentine Marcos (Jenzer Motorsport) was on pole with the German driver Mick Schumacher (Prema Power Team) second. Firstly, Siebert had to come to terms with his 25 second penalty for a jumped start in Race 1 that saw him demoted from 3rd to 25th. Consequently prior to Race 2, Siebert’s lead in the championship was just 10 points back to Schumacher. Simone Cunati of Vincenzo Sospiri Racing therefore inherited 3rd place in Race 1.
The surprises continued in Race 2: Diego Bertonelli (Bhaitech), from grid 5, jumped the start and found himself in a battle with Mick Schumacher which saw the latter finish in the gravel and into retirement. Bertonelli was in control of the race until lap 6 when he entered the pits to serve his drive through penalty (for the jumped start). At this point Marcos Siebert took control of the race, but on the tenth lap he was passed by his team mate, the Dutchman Job Van Uitert, who went on to win, meanwhile on lap 12 Lorenzo Colombo also passed by Siebert. Van Uitert, Colombo and Siebert filled the podium in that order.
4th was Juan Correa (Prema Power Team), followed by Simone Cunati (Vincenzo Sospiri Racing), Artem Petrov (DR Formula), Marino Sato (Vincenzo Sospiri Racing), Leonard Hoogenboom (Cram Motorsport) and Yan Shlom (RB Racing).
In the Rookie Trophy Lorenzo Colombo took the win, ahead of Juan Correa, Simone Cunati, Artem Petrov and Leonard Hogenboom. Fabienne Wohlwend left the track in the opening laps but was still classified first in the Women’s Trophy.
The sixth round continues this afternoon, Sunday 25th September, with Race 3 over a duration of 18 minutes + 1 lap at 16:30. The complete results are available on acisportitalia.it/f4