On the third step of the podium is Job Van Uitert. Victory to Leonardo Lorandi in the Rookie Trophy
Monza did not disappoint the great expectations of a great race and spectacle in the opening race of the Italian F.4 Championship powered by Abarth. Under cloudy skies and the temperature just under 20 degrees, the driver who qualified on pole position – the New Zealander Marcus Armstrong (Prema Power Team) – got away well off the line and immediately built up an advantage over the chasing pack. On the 6th lap, following contact between the Argentine Giorgio Carrara and the Italian Federico Malvestiti, both driving for Jenzer Motorsport, the Safety Car entered the circuit. When the track was cleared, Artem Petrov (DR Formula), who in the first part of the race had moved from 4th to 2nd passing the Ducthman Job Van Uitert (Jenzer Motorsport) and the Italian Lorenzo Colombo (Bhaitech), got by Armstrong also to lead the race, where he would remain until the chequered flag. The battle for second place was between Armstrong and Van Uitert (who mounted a great recovery from 9th on the first lap after leaving the circuit at Ascari): with the battle won by the former who thereby took the necessary points to win the championship.
- Behind the battle raged, the Guatemalan Ian Rodriguez (DRZ Benelli, 4th at the finish), Colombo (5th), the Indian Kush Maini (Jenzer Motorsport, 6th), Venezuelan Sebastian Fernandez (7th), Italian Lorandi (Bhaitech, 8th) and the Brasilian Enzo Fittipaldi (Prema Power Team, 9th), who swapped positions continuously from the opening to the last lap. There was passing on the inside, outside, on the straights and on corner exits which kept them all on the same screen and saw the fight right up until the race end.
- In the Rookie Trophy, behind Lorandi and Fittipaldi, was the English driver Olli Caldwell (BWT Muecke Motorsport).
- Tomorrow morning at 9:20 Race 2 gets underway followed by Race 3 at 16:10.
- All races count towards the championship titles for the Drivers Championship, Rookie Trophy, the Women’s Trophy and the Teams Championship.
- The Italian F.4 Championship powered by Abarth races with Pirelli tyres and uses Magigas fuel.
- Tomorrow, it will be possible to watch the races Live on Sportitalia (Channel 60 and Sky Channel 225) and streamed directly on www.f4championship.com, and also on the official app of WSK Promotion.