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Race Report

FIA FORMULA 4
ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP, Rounds 04/05/06

Circuit: Imola (I), Length 4.909 km, 28th/29th/30th August 2020
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JENZER MOTORSPORT 2020:
Jasin Ferati (CH), Filip Ugran (RO), Piotr Wisnicki (PL), Francesco Simonazzi (I)

 

Ugran wins in Imola ( TO THE )

The second of seven meetings in the Italian FIA Formula 4 Championship took place on the characterful track at Imola (I). With 24 competitors present for the meeting, their expectations were as high as could be ahead of the start.

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Qualifying

Saturday, 29/08/20, 09.00 – 09.40, Weather: Sunny, 29°C

The rules allow for two qualifying sessions of 15 minutes, with a 10-minute break in between. The Qualifying 1 times determine the grid for Race 1 and the times from Qualifying 2 determine the grid for Race 2. The starting order for Race 3 is based on the 2nd best lap time of each driver in either of the two qualifying sessions.

Results Qualifying 1 & Grid for Race One
1st Dino Beganovic (SWE) Prema 1:45.168
2nd Carlton Crawford (USA) van Amersfoort 1:45.188
3rd. Jonny Edgar (GB) van Amersfoort 1:45.203
4th Filip Ugran (ROU) Jenzer Motorsport 1:45.423
12th Jasin Ferati (CH) Jenzer Motorsport 1:46.060
20th Francesco Simonazzi (I) Jenzer Motorsport 1:47.173
24th Piotr Wisnicki (PL) Jenzer Motorsport 1:48.894

 

Results Qualifying 2 & Grid for Race Two
1st Jonny Edgar (GB) van Amersfoort 1:44.746
2nd Carlton Crawford (USA) van Amersfoort 1:44.941
3rd Andrea Rosso (I) Cram 1:45.193
12th Filip Ugran (ROU) Jenzer Motorsport 1:46.240
17th Francesco Simonazzi (I) Jenzer Motorsport 1:46.712
19th Jasin Ferati (CH) Jenzer Motorsport 1:46.756
22nd Piotr Wisnicki (PL) Jenzer Motorsport 1:47.461

 

Grid for Race Three
1st Carlton Crawford (USA) van Amersfoort 1:45.394
2nd Jonny Edgar (GB) Van Amersfoort 1:45.415
3rd Andrea Rosso (I) Cram 1:46.635
5th Filip Ugran (ROU) Jenzer Motorsport 1:45.979
12th Jasin Ferati (CH) Jenzer Motorsport 1:46.536
20th Francesco Simonazzi (I) Jenzer Motorsport 1:47.600
22nd Piotr Wisnicki (PL) Jenzer Motorsport 1:48.541

 

FIA Formula 4 Italian Championship

Race One (30 minutes + 1 lap)

Saturday, 29/08/20, 15.05, Weather: Sunny, 32°C

The race started in the heat of the afternoon and it got straight to the point. The safety car had to be deployed because of a few stranded vehicles. Crawford and Beganovic had fallen back in the lead and Jonny Edgar was now ahead. Filip got off really well and was in 2nd place. At the restart a tough fight for the lead began. Jonny made a mistake and flew through the gravel bed, but came straight back on track. Nonetheless, Filip managed to assert himself on the right side and take the lead. Edgar kept putting pressure on, but Filip always managed to keep the distance so that Edgar couldn't attack. Filip reached the goal after an impressive race deservedly as the winner. Francesco and Jasin got off well and immediately won places. When restarting, Jasin managed to get past Francesco. They were now 10th and 11th. Mini, who had fallen far back after the start, now pushed forward and managed to overtake Francesco and then Jasin. Towards the end of the race, Delle Guanti managed to get between our drivers. Jasin came in 11th and Francesco in 13th. Piotr, who didn't even know the track before this race, went through a tough learning phase. He did well and finished in 19th place.

Race One Results
1st Filip Ugran (ROU) Jenzer Motorsport 31:57.108  
2nd Jonny Edgar (GB) van Amersfoort Gap 0.282
3rd Carlton Crawford (USA) van Amersfoort Gap 0.416
11th Jasin Ferati (CH) Jenzer Motorsport    
13th Francesco Simonazzi (I) Jenzer Motorsport    
19th Piotr Wisnicki (PL) Jenzer Motorsport    
Fastest lap: Jonny Edgar (GB) in 1:45.106


FIA Formula 4 Italian Championship

Race Two (30 minutes + 1 lap)

Sunday, 30/08/20, 10.40, Weather: Rain, 23°C

It had rained during the night and just as the F4 drove to the starting grid, a few more drops fell. After the warm-up lap it started to rain heavier and some drove into the pit lane to change tires. The start was delayed. It took a long time before it became clear that everyone could get back on the grid and back to their original position. The track was really wet now and everyone switched to rain tires. The start finally took place behind the safety car. After the safety car had come in, it wasn't long before Patterson went off and the safety car had to take over the field again. This was repeated two more times. In the short racing phases in between, Filip succeeded in advancing from 12th place to 6th place in courageous overtaking maneuvers. Jasin was up to 13th place when he spun and finally crossed the finish line in 18th place. Piotr felt good on the wet track and drove a clean race. He finished 15th. Francesco drove well too and saw the checkered flag just behind Piotr in 16th place. All our drivers brought the race cars home undamaged in the difficult conditions.

 

Race Two Results
1st Jonny Edgar (GB) van Amersfoort 31:37.268  
2nd Carlton Crawford (USA) van Amersfoort Gap 0.686
3rd Andrea Rosso (I) Cram Gap 1.985
6th Filip Ugran (ROU) Jenzer Motorsport    
15th Piotr Wisnicki (PL) Jenzer Motorsport    
16th Francesco Simonazzi (I) Jenzer Motorsport    
18th Jasin Ferati (CH) Jenzer Motorsport    
Fastest lap: Jonny Edgar (GB) in 2:01.244

 

FIA Formula 4 Italian Championship

Race Three (28 minutes + 1 lap)

Sunday, 30/08/2020, 14.50, Weather: Sunny, 28°C

Filip started very well and was already in 3rd place when he briefly went off track and lost momentum. From 10th place he started a new race to catch up the lost positions. Jasin was doing well and was fighting for a top ten place. When three or four vehicles were approaching first corner side by side, things couldn't go well. Filip skidded a little, and Jasin was just a bit too optimistic into the curve and hit Filip’s car in the side. The race of the two was over and the safety car had to be deployed. Not much later there was an accident which involved Crawford, and as he was spinning back on track uncontrolled, leaving Valint and Francesco no room, which caused them to drive straight into the gravel bed. That meant three out of four of our drivers were out of the race. But Piotr bravely stayed on to the end and took 17th place home.

The third race meeting of the Italian Formula championship is scheduled for the weekend of 13th September at the RedBull Ring (A).

Race Three Results
1st Andrea Rosso (I) Cram 31:54.289  
2nd Francesco Pizzi (I) van Amersfoort Gap 0.458
3rd Jonny Edgar (GB) van Amersfoort Gap 1.990
17th Piotr Wisnicki (PL) Jenzer Motorsport    
DNF: Francesco Simonazzi (I) Jenzer Motorsport    
DNF: Jasin Ferati (CH) Jenzer Motorsport    
DNF: Filip Ugran (ROU) Jenzer Motorsport    
Fastest lap: Francesco Pizzi (I) in 1:45.728

Championship Standings

FIA F4 Italian Championship 2020 after 6 races:
1st Francesco Pizzi (I), 85 points; 2nd Gabriele Mini (I), 83 points; 3rd Filip Ugran (ROU), 78 points; 4th Andrea Rosso (I), 70 points; 5th Jonny Edgar (GB), 58 points; 6th Dino Beganovic (SWE), 49 points

Rookie-Standings:
1st Francesco Pizzi (I), 102 points; 2nd Gabriele Mini (I), 100 points; 3rd Andrea Rosso (I), 89 points; 11th Jasin Ferati (CH), 6 points; 16th Piotr Wisnicki (POL), 1 point


Jasin Ferati (CH)


Filip Ugran (RO)


Piotr Wisnicki (PL)


Francesco Simonazzi (I)

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2020 FIA FORMULA 4 ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP - CALENDAR

30 – 02 August Misano (I)  
28 – 30 August Imola (I)  
11 – 13 September RedBull Ring (A)  
01 – 04 October Mugello (I)  
14 – 18 October Monza (I)  
18 – 22 November Imola (I)  
02 – 06 December Vallelunga (I)  

 

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