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FIA FORMULA 4
ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP, Rounds 10/11/12

Circuit: Mugello (I), Length 5.245 km, 1st – 4th October 2020
www.mugellocircuit.it

JENZER MOTORSPORT 2020:
Jasin Ferati (CH), Filip Ugran (RO), Piotr Wisnicki (PL), Francesco Braschi (I), Santiago Ramos (MEX)

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Podium for Ugran at Mugello ( TO THE )

The fourth of seven racing events for the Italian FIA Formula 4 Championship took place on the demanding Mugello circuit near Florence. Again the grid was huge with 29 participants ready to race.

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Qualifying

Saturday, 03/10/20, 09.30 – 10.10, Weather: Rain, 14°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.
With dark clouds covering the sky, it didn’t take much before rain started falling over the Mugello circuit just when the two qualifying sessions were approaching. The rain had let up when the sessions got underway, but conditions were really challenging. Filip claimed a good 4th place, with Santiago also in a very positive 6th position. Francesco Braschi managed to qualify in 12th place, while Piotr and Jasin closed the session in 22nd and 24th respectively. In the second session, Santiago took another positive 6th place. Filip qualified 8th with Francesco right behind in 9th position. This time Jasin managed to improve up to 17th place, with Piotr closing in 22nd.

Results Qualifying 1 & Grid for Race One
1st Andrea Rosso (I) Cram 2:08.814
2nd Gabriele Mini (I) Prema 2:10.371
3rd Filip Ugran (RO) Jenzer Motorsport 2:10.575
5th Santiago Ramos (MEX) Jenzer Motorsport 2:11.035
11th Francesco Braschi (I) Jenzer Motorsport 2:11.596
21st Piotr Wisnicki (PL) Jenzer Motorsport 2:15.022
24th Jasin Ferati (CH) Jenzer Motorsport 2:15.058

 

Results Qualifying 2 & Grid for Race Two
1st Gabriel Bortoleto (BRA) Prema 2:07.030
2nd Gabriele Mini (I) Prema 2:08.007
3rd Dino Beganovic (SWE) Prema 2:08.288
6th Santiago Ramos (MEX) Jenzer Motorsport 2:08.514
8th Filip Ugran (RO) Jenzer Motorsport 2:09.166
9th Francesco Braschi (I) Jenzer Motorsport 2:09.227
17th Jasin Ferati (CH) Jenzer Motorsport 2:10.448
22nd Piotr Wisnicki (PL) Jenzer Motorsport 2:11.190

 

Grid for Race Three
1st Gabriel Bortoleto (BRA) Prema 2:07.756
2nd Gabriele Mini (I) Prema 2:08.121
3rd Andrea Rosso (I) Cram 2:08.518
7th Filip Ugran (RO) Jenzer Motorsport 2:09.259
8th Francesco Braschi (I) Jenzer Motorsport 2:09.493
9th Santiago Ramos (MEX) Jenzer Motorsport 2:09.610
24th Jasin Ferati (CH) Jenzer Motorsport 2:12.165
27th Piotr Wisnicki (PL) Jenzer Motorsport 2:13.108

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FIA Formula 4 Italian Championship

Race One (30 minutes + 1 lap)

Saturday, 03/10/20, 15.25, Weather: Rain, 19°C

It was a cool Saturday afternoon and it had poured down just before the cars made it to the grid for the start of the race. The track was very wet and the race started behind safety car, in very tricky conditions. Unfortunately, both Piotr and Francesco spun in the opening laps behind the SC and dropped down in 29th and 28th respectively. After two laps, the safety car came in as we were finally racing. Filip got away well and immediately overtook Mini for second place. He was still running in 2nd position when Bortoleto closed the gap with him and overtook him on lap 8. Filip crossed the line in a brilliant third place. Santiago got away well from 5th place, but an off track excursion backed him down in 20th position. He launched a recovery drive and eventually took 10th place right at the photo-finish. Despite spinning, Francesco fought his way through the field on his very first race. He settled in 15th place in the final stages and crossed the line in 14th. Jasin closed the race right behind him in 15th position after starting from 24th with a very solid progression. Finally, Piotr fought back to cross the line in 20th place.

Race One Results
1st Andrea Rosso (I) Cram 33:30.934  
2nd Gabriel Bortoletto (BRA) Prema Gap 1.648
3rd Filip Ugran (RO) Jenzer Motorsport Gap 12.979
10th Santiago Ramos (MEX) Jenzer Motorsport    
14th Francesco Braschi (I) Jenzer Motorsport    
15th Jasin Ferati (CH) Jenzer Motorsport    
20th Piotr Wisnicki (PL) Jenzer Motorsport    
Fastest lap: Gabriel Bortoleto (BRA) in 2.10.197

 

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FIA Formula 4 Italian Championship

Race Two (30 minutes + 1 lap)

Sunday, 04/10/20, 11.40, Weather: Overcast, 16°C

On Sunday morning, black clouds started building up and a few minutes before going to the grid, it began to rain. The track, that was drying up before, was now really wet and even if it finally stopped raining, race 2 started behind safety car. Conditions were really slippery and difficult and risks had to be made in order to overtake. At the restart, Santiago got away well to hold on 6th place. On lap 4 he got overtaken, but was still fighting for positions when he spun. He was able to continue, but dropped down to 14th place, where he crossed the line. Filip kept 8th place when the race restarted and drove well to take a good 6th place and solid points. Piotr finished in 16th position after driving a consistent race in tricky conditions. After spinning in the formation lap, Jasin tried to recover as much as he could and eventually crossed the line in 22nd place. Francesco started the race in 9th place, but due to the very slippery conditions of the track he lost some ground. He was in 14th place when, on lap 5, Francesco spun while trying a too optimistic overtaking manoeuvre and got stuck in the gravel bed. He was fine, but his race was over.

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Race Two Results
1st Gabriel Bortoletto (I) Prema 33:38.426  
2nd Gabriele Mini (I) Prema Gap 5.056
3rd Dino Beganovic (SWE) Prema Gap 11.258
6th Filip Ugran (RO) Jenzer Motorsport    
14th Santiago Ramos (MEX) Jenzer Motorsport    
16th Piotr Wisnicki (PL) Jenzer Motorsport    
22nd Jasin Ferati (CH) Jenzer Motorsport    
DNF: Francesco Braschi (I) Jenzer Motorsport    
Fastest lap: Andrea Rosso (I) in 2:08.345

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FIA Formula 4 Italian Championship

Race Three (28 minutes + 1 lap)

Sunday, 04/10/20, 16.40, Weather: Overcast, 18°C

The last race of the weekend took place in the late afternoon. Finally the rain didn’t come to ruin the party and slick tyres were safely fitted. Filip started in 7th place, but already at turn one he went off into the gravel. He managed to rejoin the race, but he was now last. As a safety car had to be deployed after a crash occured, Filip caught up the group and started his comeback. His rhythm was good and he was able to finish 11th. Francesco started right behind Filip, in 8th place, but lost some ground at the start. He crossed the line in 16th position after a race full of battles. Santiago drove well and secured another top ten finish, crossing the line in 10th position. Already in the opening laps, Jasin managed to gain positions and settled in 20th place, where he eventually crossed the line. Piotr drove a good race, starting from 27th position and crossing the line in 19th place with a very solid performance.

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The fifth race meeting of the Italian Formula championship is scheduled for the weekend of 18th October in Mugello (I).

Race Three Results
1st Gabriele Mini (I) Prema 32:58.776  
2nd Dino Beganovic (SWE) Prema Gap 1.194
3rd Gabriel Bortoletto (I) Prema Gap 5.647
10th Santiago Ramos (MEX) Jenzer Motorsport    
11th Filip Ugran (RO) Jenzer Motorsport    
16th Francesco Braschi (I) Jenzer Motorsport    
19th Piotr Wisnicki (PL) Jenzer Motorsport    
20th Jasin Ferati (CH) Jenzer Motorsport    
Fastest lap: Gabriele Mini (I) in 1:48.125

 

Championship Standings

FIA F4 Italian Championship 2020 after 12 races:
1st Gabriele Mini (I), 196 points; 2nd Andrea Rosso (I), 121 points; 3rd Francesco Pizzi (I), 117 points; 4th Jonny Edgar (GB), 107 points; 5th Dino Beganovic (SWE), 104 points; 6th Filip Ugran (ROU), 101 points

Rookie-Wertung:
1st Gabriele Mini (I), 226 points; 2nd Francesco Pizzi (I), 154 points; 3rd Andrea Rosso (I), 144 points; 4th Dino Beganovic (SWE), 144 points; 17th Jasin Ferati (CH), 6 points; 18th Piotr Wisnicki (POL), 5 points; 19th Santiago Ramos (MEX), 5 points


Jasin Ferati (CH)


Filip Ugran (RO)


Piotr Wisnicki (PL)


Francesco Braschi (I)


Santiago Ramos (MEX)

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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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