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FIA FORMULA 4
ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP, Rounds 7 - 9

Circuit: Vallelunga (ITA), Length 4.085 km, 25th-27th June 2021
www.vallelunga.it

JENZER MOTORSPORT 2021:
Samir Ben (CH), Piotr Wisnicki (POL), Francesco Braschi (I), Jorge Garciarce Davila (MEX)

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Wisnicki in the top ten at Vallelunga ( TO )

The third of seven meetings in the Italian FIA Formula 4 Championship took place on the technical track of Vallelunga (I) at the gates of Rome. With 31 competitors present for the meeting, their expectations were as high as could be ahead of the start.


Samir Ben (CHE)


Piotr Wisnicki (POL)


Francesco Braschi (ITA)


Jorge Garciarce Davila (MEX)

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Qualifying

Saturday, 26/06/21, 15.00 – 15.40, Weather: Sunny, 33°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 Oliver Bearman (GB) Van Amersfoort 1:33.650
2nd Sebastian Montoya (COL) Prema 1:33.810
3rd Cenyu Han (CHN) Van Amersfoort 1:33.876
20th Piotr Wisnicki (POL) Jenzer Motorsport 1:34.541
25th Samir Ben (CHE) Jenzer Motorsport 1:34.836
27th Francesco Braschi (ITA) Jenzer Motorsport 1:34.934
31st Jorge Garciarce Davila (MEX) Jenzer Motorsport 1:35.246

 

Results Qualifying 2 & Grid for Race Two
1st Sebastian Montoya (COL) Prema 1:33.564
2nd Tim Tramnitz (D) US Racing 1:33.649
3rd Oliver Bearman (GB) Van Amersfoort 1:33.685
16th Francesco Braschi (ITA) Jenzer Motorsport 1:34.484
21st Piotr Wisnicki (POL) Jenzer Motorsport 1:34.572
26th Jorge Garciarce Davila (MEX) Jenzer Motorsport 1:34.933
29th Samir Ben (CHE) Jenzer Motorsport 1:35.030

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Grid for Race Three
1st Oliver Bearman (GBR) Van Amersfoort 1:33.742
2nd Sebastian Montoya (COL) Prema 1:33.862
3rd Charlie Wurz (A) Prema 1:33.997
22nd Piotr Wisnicki (POL) Jenzer Motorsport 1:34.842
23rd Francesco Braschi (ITA) Jenzer Motorsport 1:34.864
25th Samir Ben (CHE) Jenzer Motorsport 1:34.962
26th Jorge Garciarce Davila (MEX) Jenzer Motorsport 1:34.968

Samir Ben (CHE)


Piotr Wisnicki (POL)


Francesco Braschi (ITA)


Jorge Garciarce Davila (MEX)

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FIA F4 Italian Championship

Race One (30 minutes + 1 lap)

Sonntag, 27.06.21, 09.00 Uhr, Wetter: Sonnig, 25°C

With a different schedule than usual, all three races took place on Sunday. The lights went off for the opening race of the weekend at 09:00, when temperatures were already hot. From 24th place on the grid, Samir made a good getaway as the large field headed for the first corner. He managed to power his way up to 15th position. On lap 13 a Safety Car had to be deployed after two cars collided. Samir stayed out of trouble, holding his position to the chequered flag that saw him taking a great 15th place. Piotr started from 19th and took advantage of the trouble in front to move up one position. After the race was restarted when Safety Car went in, he moved up to 17th place where he crossed the finish line. Francesco took a roaring start from 27th place and muscled his way up to 18th place at the end of the opening lap. Unfortunately, he collided with a broken part from another car which was lying on track. This forced him back to the pitlane where his front wing was replaced. Francesco re-joined the race, but was now far back. Taking advantage of the Safety Car, our Italian driver closed the gap to the field and started his comeback. He crossed the finish line in a perfectly recovered 24th place. After a tricky qualifying session, Jorge started from the back of the grid. The Mexican driver did a good start that saw him immediately taking 27th spot. He remained in this position during long laps but after the Safety Car phase managed some successful moves to cross the finish line in 25th place.

Race One Results
1st Oliver Bearman (GB) Van Amersfoort 31:51.695  
2nd Sebastian Montoya (COL) Prema Gap 1.277
3rd Tim Tramnitz (D) US Racing Gap 1.801
15th Samir Ben (CHE) Jenzer Motorsport    
17th Piotr Wisnicki (POL) Jenzer Motorsport    
25th Francesco Braschi (ITA) Jenzer Motorsport    
26th Jorge Garciarce Davila MEX) Jenzer Motorsport    
Fastest lap: Oliver Bearman (GB) in 1:33.340

Samir Ben (CHE)


Piotr Wisnicki (POL)


Francesco Braschi (ITA)


Jorge Garciarce Davila (MEX)

© Photo Pellegrini


 

FIA F4 Italian Championship

Race Two (30 minutes + 1 lap)

Sunday, 27/06/21, 13.00, Weather: Sunny, 33°C

Race 2 got underway at 13:00, with temperatures raising up to 33 degrees in the midday heat and posing an additional challenge. Probably the drivers felt a bit hot themselves, too! On a frenetic first lap, Francesco stayed out of trouble and moved up to 15th place first and further higher in 13th place by the end of the lap. Behind him, Piotr (20th on the grid) and Samir (29th) got away well, immediately making up positions and putting themselves in 19th and 26th spot respectively. Jorge started in 26th position but dropped down to 29th and that’s when disaster struck. A collision between our Mexican driver and Armanni left Jorge with a badly damaged car and put an end to his race on the first lap. Luckily the drivers were unhurt. The Safety Car had to be deployed. As the race restarted, our drivers took advantage to make some great moves and climb up the field. Francesco was in the fight for 12th position when he could not avoid getting caught up in an accident between Bedrin and Lomko. The Safety Car had to be deployed again and remained on track until the end of the race. Francesco, although with a badly damaged car could not finish the race, was still classified 25th on the results list. Piotr exploited the chaotic situation on track to make his way up and, when the race finished under SC, he was in very good 11th position. Behind him, Samir also was able to improve his position and came home in 21st place.

Race Two Results
1st Oliver Bearman (GBR) Van Amersfoort 32:11.782  
2nd Tim Tramnitz (D) US Racing Gap 0.296
3rd Joshua Dufek (AUT) Van Amersfoort Gap 1.024
10th Piotr Wisnicki (POL) Jenzer Motorsport    
20th Samir Ben (CHE) Jenzer Motorsport    
27th Francesco Braschi (ITA) Jenzer Motorsport    
DNF: Jorge Garciarce Davila (MEX) Jenzer Motorsport    
Fastest lap: Oliver Bearman (GB) in 1:34.070

Samir Ben (CHE)


Piotr Wisnicki (POL)


Francesco Braschi (ITA)


Jorge Garciarce Davila (MEX)

© Photo Pellegrini


FIA F4 Italian Championship

Race Three (28 minutes + 1 lap)

Sunday, 27/06/21, 17.00, Weather: Sunny, 35°C

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At the start of the 3rd race there were scorching temperatures of 35°C. Several accidents occurred immediately, and unfortunately Samir was also involved. A competitor kicked him from behind, so that Samir flew off the track and stranded with a damaged vehicle. A rollover accident occurred further ahead. Fortunately, the driver was able to get out unhurt. Francesco wanted to avoid the chaos that followed, but he damaged his vehicle when he got off the track himself. All vehicles that were still moving were called back to the pit lane, where they had to wait in the unrelenting heat until the track was clear again. The new start took place 40 minutes after the first start. At this point, Pior was in 20th place, and Jorge was in 22nd place. In the remaining 19 minutes + 1 lap, everyone drove fairly unobtrusively and there were not many further incidents. In the end, the two racing parts were counted together. In the end, Jorge was listed in 17th place and Piotr immediately behind in 18th place.

The fourth 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 21:59.608  
2nd Sebastian Montoya (COL) Prema Gap 0.529
3rd Tim Tramnitz (D) US Racing Gap 1.630
17th Jorge Garciarce Davila (MEX) Jenzer Motorsport    
18th Piotr Wisnicki (POL) Jenzer Motorsport    
DNF: Francesco Braschi (ITA) Jenzer Motorsport    
DNF: Samir Ben (CHE) Jenzer Motorsport    
Fastest lap: Joshua Dufek (A) in 1:34.810

Samir Ben (CHE)


Piotr Wisnicki (POL)


Francesco Braschi (ITA)


Jorge Garciarce Davila (MEX)

© Photo Pellegrini


Championship standings

FIA F4 Italian Championship 2021 after 9 races:
1st Oliver Bearman (GB), 182 points; 2nd Tim Tramnitz (D), 116 points; 3rd Sebastian Montoya (COL), 99 points; 4th Kirill Smal (RUS), 90 points; 5th Leonardo Fornaroli (I), 89 points; 6th Joshua Dürksen (PRY), 44 points; 24th Piotr Wisnicki (POL), 1 point

Rookie-Standings:
1st Leonardo Bizzotto (I), 105 points; 2nd Conrad Laursen (DK), 97 points; 3rd Lorenzo Patrese (I), 90 points; 8th Francesco Braschi (I), 47 points; 13th Samir Ben (CH), 31 points

2021 FIA F4 ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP – AGENDA

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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