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Race Report


Circuit: Misano (ITA), Length 4.226 km, 4th/5th/6th June 2021

Samir Ben (CH), Piotr Wisnicki (POL), Francesco Braschi (I), Jorge Garciarce Davila (MEX) and Santiago Ramos Reynoso (MEX)

Samir Ben shines in Misano ( TO )

The second of seven meetings in the Italian FIA Formula 4 Championship took place at the Misano World Circuit near Rimini (ITA). With 30 competitors present for the meeting, their expectations were as high as could be ahead of the start.

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Friday, 04/06/21, 18.05 – 18.45, Weather: Sunny, 28°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 Kirill Smal (RUS) Prema 1:34.455
2nd Leonardo Fornaroli (ITA) Iron Lynx 1:34.462
3rd Sebastian Montoya (COL) Prema 1:34.554
18th Samir Ben (CHE) Jenzer Motorsport 1:35.440
20th Piotr Wisnicki (POL) Jenzer Motorsport 1:35.465
21st Francesco Braschi (ITA) Jenzer Motorsport 1:35.509
29th Jorge Garciarce Davila (MEX) Jenzer Motorsport 1:36.214

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Results Qualifying 2 & Grid for Race Two
1st Oliver Bearman (GBR) Van Amersfoort 1:33.995
2nd Leonardo Fornaroli (ITA) Iron Lynx 1:34.177
3rd Sebastian Montoya (COL) Prema 1:34.293
18th Samir Ben (CHE) Jenzer Motorsport 1:34.088
22nd Piotr Wisnicki (POL) Jenzer Motorsport 1:35.465
23rd Francesco Braschi (ITA) Jenzer Motorsport 1:35.093
29th Jorge Garciarce Davila (MEX) Jenzer Motorsport 1:35.819

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Grid for Race Three
1st Oliver Bearman (GBR) Van Amersfoort 1:34.078
2nd Leonardo Fornaroli (ITA) Iron Lynx 1:34.193
3rd Sebastian Montoya (COL) Prema 1:34.300
18th Samir Ben (CHE) Jenzer Motorsport 1:35.001
20th Francesco Braschi (ITA) Jenzer Motorsport 1:35.098
23rd Piotr Wisnicki (POL) Jenzer Motorsport 1:35.206
29th Jorge Garciarce Davila (MEX) Jenzer Motorsport 1:36.157

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FIA F4 Italian Championship

Race One (30 minutes + 1 lap)

Saturday, 05/06/21, 12.50, Weather: Sunny, 30°C

The first race of the weekend got underway in the midday heat. When the lights went off, the battle immediately begun throughout the field that was counting a total of 29 cars for this round. A mixed start for our drivers saw Samir and Piotr getting away very well. They both managed to conquer positions in the opening lap. At the end of the first laps, Samir already moved his way up from 18th to 15th place and Piotr settled in 17th position. A more difficult start of the race for Francesco and Jorge. They both dropped down a few places and they were now respectively 22nd and 29th. Lap after lap, our drivers found their rhythm and steadily improved their positions. Samir crossed the line in a very good 12th place (5th rookie), followed by Piotr in 15th place. Francesco took the 18th position (7th rookie), while Jorge crossed the finishing line in 25th. Following an incident with Sztuka Piotr was handed a 5 seconds time penalty after the race. With that he dropped back to 22nd place, and Francesco was promoted one place forward, to 17th place.

Race One Results
1st Leonardo Fornaroli (ITA) Iron Lynx 31:42.234  
2nd Oliver Bearman (GBR) Van Amersfoort Gap 1.795
3rd Hamda Al Qubaisi (UAE) Prema Gap 9.045
12th Samir Ben (CHE) Jenzer Motorsport    
17th Francesco Braschi (ITA) Jenzer Motorsport    
22nd Piotr Wisnicki (POL) Jenzer Motorsport    
32nd Jorge Garciarce Davila MEX) Jenzer Motorsport    
Fastest lap: Jonas Ried (GER) in 1:34.452

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FIA F4 Italian Championship

Race Two (30 minutes + 1 lap)

Saturday, 05/06/21, 19.35, Weather: Sunny, 27°C

The second race of the day started on Saturday evening. From the back of the grid Francesco did a stellar start, working his way up to 19th place already in the opening laps. Unfortunately, as he lost momentum, our Italian driver dropped back in 22nd spot and had to fight back again. Setting some very competitive times throughout the race, Francesco finally reached the chequered flag in a very good 17th place (7th rookie). Piotr also had a good start from 22nd place on the grid. At the end of the first lap he had already moved himself up to the 19th position. Piotr fought for the 18th positions for most of the race. He eventually crossed the line in 18th, right behind Francesco. A constant progression saw Jorge moving across the field from the 27th spot to the 23rd place, where he finally saw the chequered flag. After a trickier start of the race, Samir was making moves across the field. He was running in 19th place, when a contact with Rexhepi in the final stages of the race dropped him down in 26th where he finally crossed the line – while Rexhepi took a 5 seconds penalty for causing the collision.

Race Two Results
1st Oliver Bearman (GBR) Van Amersfoort 31:46.862  
2nd Sebastian Montoya (COL) Prema Gap 0.300
3rd Leonardo Fornaroli (ITA) Iron Lynx Gap 0.796
17th Francesco Braschi (ITA) Jenzer Motorsport    
18th Piotr Wisnicki (POL) Jenzer Motorsport    
23rd Jorge Garciarce Davila (MEX) Jenzer Motorsport    
26th Samir Ben (CHE) Jenzer Motorsport    
Fastest lap: Sebastian Montoya (COL) in 1:34.368

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FIA F4 Italian Championship

Race Three (30 minutes + 1 lap)

Sunday, 06/06/2021, 12.25, Weather: Sunny, 23°C

On Sunday midday the 29 drivers met for the final race of the weekend. Starting once again from the 18th place on the grid, Samir lost some positions when the lights went off – dropping back in 20th spot. Lap after lap he managed to climb back up on the field, putting himself in 15th place. With a few minutes left on the clock, a Safety Car had to be deployed as a result of an incident that involved two Van Amersfoort drivers, meaning there was now only one final push lap left on the race. With the gaps brought closer from the SC, Samir lost some places at the restart and crossed the line in 18th position (6th rookie). Francesco did again a brilliant start to go from 20th place on the grid to 15th at the end of the second lap. From there, the Italian driver had to fight for his position and managed to move up in 14th place. When the Safety Car went back in, Francesco took advantage of the restart and finished the race in a very positive 13th place (4th rookie). From the 23rd spot on the grid, Piotr got away well to move in 21st already at the end of the first laps. Fighting to keep his position, he managed the restart perfectly for the final lap and crossed the line in 17th place. Jorge started from the back of the grid and got underway well to climbed back up in 26th place. A good manoeuvre saw him moving up to 25th and despite a wide moment, he crossed the line in 23rd place.

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The third race meeting of the Italian Formula championship is scheduled for the weekend of 25th July in Imola (I).

Race Three Results
1st Oliver Bearman (GBR) Van Amersfoort 32:11.844  
2nd Leonardo Fornaroli (ITA) Iron Lynx Gap 0.532
3rd Sebastian Montoya (COL) Prema Gap 1.366
13th Francesco Braschi (ITA) Jenzer Motorsport    
17th Piotr Wisnicki (POL) Jenzer Motorsport    
18th Samir Ben (CHE) Jenzer Motorsport    
23rd Jorge Garciarce Davila (MEX) Jenzer Motorsport    
Fastest lap: Joshua Dufek (A) in 1:34.810

Samir Ben (CHE)

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Piotr Wisnicki (POL)

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Francesco Braschi (ITA)

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Jorge Garciarce Davila (MEX)

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Championship standings

FIA F4 Italian Championship 2021 after 6 races:
1st Oliver Bearman (GBR), 107 points; 2nd Leonardo Fornaroli (ITA), 80 points; 3rd Tim Tramnitz (GER), 68 points; 4th Kirill Smal (RUS), 66 points; 5th Sebastian Montoya (COL), 63 points; 6th Vlad Lomko (RUS), 35 points

1st Lorenzo Patrese (ITA), 77 points; 2nd Jonas Ried (GER), 70 points; 3rd Leonardo Bizzotto (ITA), 67 points; 7th Francesco Braschi (ITA), 47 points; 12th Samir Ben (CHE), 12 points


14/15/16 May Paul Ricard (F)  
04/05/06 June Misano (I)  
25/26/27 June Vallelunga (I)  
23/24/25 July Imola (I)  
10/11/12 September RedBull Ring (A)  
08/09/10 October Mugello (I)  
29/30/31 October Monza (I)  


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