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FIA FORMULA 4
ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP, Rounds 16 - 18

Circuit: Mugello (I), Length 5.245 km, 8th – 10th October 2021
www.mugellocircuit.it

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

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Rookie podium for Braschi and top ten for Ramos Reynonso, Braschi and Wisnicki at Mugello ( to )

The sixth 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

Friday, 08/10/21, 17.00 – 17.40, Weather: Overcast, 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.

Results Qualifying 1 & Grid for Race One
1st Joshua Dufek (AUT) Van Amersfoort 1:47.690
2nd Leonardo Fornaroli (I) Iron Lynx 1:47.834
3rd Sebastian Montoya (COL) Prema 1:47.841
9th Santiago Ramos Reynoso (MEX) Jenzer Motorsport 1:48.310
11th Francesco Braschi (ITA) Jenzer Motorsport 1:48.409
12th Piotr Wisnicki (POL) Jenzer Motorsport 1:48.529
25th Samir Ben (CHE) Jenzer Motorsport 1:48.605
29th Jorge Garciarce Davila (MEX) Jenzer Motorsport 1:50.183

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Results Qualifying 2 & Grid for Race Two
1st Joshua Dufek (AUT) Van Amersfoort 1:47.339
2nd Oliver Bearman (GB) Van Amersfoort 1:47.412
3rd Sebastian Montoya (COL) Prema 1:47.425
11th Santiago Ramos Reynoso (MEX) Jenzer Motorsport 1:47.900
13th Francesco Braschi (ITA) Jenzer Motorsport 1:48.070
15th Piotr Wisnicki (POL) Jenzer Motorsport 1:48.217
20th Samir Ben (CHE) Jenzer Motorsport 1:48.780
29th Jorge Garciarce Davila (MEX) Jenzer Motorsport 1:49.965

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Grid for Race Three
1st Joshua Dufek (AUT) Van Amersfoort 1:47.469
2nd Leonardo Fornaroli (I) Iron Lynx 1:47.547
3rd Joshua Dürksen (PRY) Mücke 1:47.581
9th Santiago Ramos Reynoso (MEX) Jenzer Motorsport 1:48.053
11th Piotr Wisnicki (POL) Jenzer Motorsport 1:48.300
14th Francesco Braschi (ITA) Jenzer Motorsport 1:48.424
23rd Samir Ben (CHE) Jenzer Motorsport 1:49.000
29th Jorge Garciarce Davila (MEX) Jenzer Motorsport 1:49.990

 

FIA Formula 4 Italian Championship

Race One (30 minutes + 1 lap)

Saturday, 09/10/21, 13.55, Weather: Overcast, 19°C

On Saturday afternoon, the 29 drivers met on the grid for the first race of the weekend. Despite some grey clouds were threatening rain in the early stages of the race, the sun kept on shining. Santiago started from the 9th position with a very good getaway. The Mexican driver immediately gained a position and remained glued to the rear of the train. Behind him, Francesco and Piotr started in 11th and 12th place and as the lights went out, Piotr managed to get past his Italian teammate and the two drivers switched positions. Already on lap 2, a Safety Car had to be deployed as our Swiss driver Samir and Al Qubaisi got involved in a contact and they were both in the gravel and out of the race. Starting from the back of the grid and taking advantage of the troubles in front, Jorge moved up to 25th place. When the Safety Car pulled over in the pits, our drivers restarted well. Nose to tail with the drivers in front, Santiago tried hard to find a way past but, in such a difficult circuit as Mugello, finding a way through was impossible and he eventually crossed the line in a brilliant 8th place! Piotr and Francesco battled until the end of the race and it was the Italian driver that managed to get past and crossed the line in 11th position, in front of Piotr in 12th place. A tricky race for Jorge, saw the Mexican driver taking 25th place at the finish line.

Race One Results
1st Joshua Dürksten (PRY) Mücke 32:32.683  
2nd Joshua Dufek (AUT) Van Amersfoort Gap 1.125
3rd Sebastian Montoya (COL) Prema Gap 3.202
8th Santiago Ramos Reynoso (MEX) Jenzer Motorsport    
11th Francesco Braschi (ITA) Jenzer Motorsport    
12th Piotr Wisnicki (POL) Jenzer Motorsport    
25th Jorge Garciarce Davila (MEX) Jenzer Motorsport    
DNF: Samir Ben (CHE) Jenzer Motorsport    
Fastest lap: Joshua Dürksen (PRY) in 1:48.530

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FIA Formula 4 Italian Championship

Race Two (30 minutes + 1 lap)

Sunday, 10/10/21, 09.40, Weather: Sunny, 11°C

On a very windy and cold but sunny Sunday morning, the second race of the weekend got underway. Santiago managed to get away well at the start and he was up to 8th place after the first lap. Unfortunately, a contact with Antonelli put an end to his race after the first few laps. The safety car had to be deployed to recover the car. Francesco stalled at the start and dropped down the order. He was now in 21st place and was battling to move up through the field. This is when disaster happened and a contact with another driver meant Francesco was in the gravel and his race already over. A good start from Piotr saw our driver advancing to 11th place in the opening stages. Struggling to find the pace and with this cold temperatures, after the restart Piotr lost a few spots and eventually crossed the line in 14th place. Some trouble also for Samir, the Swiss driver suffered a puncture over the course of the race and had to come back in the pits for a tyre change, losing a lot of time. He was classified 25th at the end. Starting from the back of the grid, it was a challenging race for Jorge who battled and stayed out of trouble to eventually cross the line in 23rd place.

Race Two Results
1st Joshua Dufek (AUT) Van Amersfoort 32:31.296  
2nd Sebastian Montoya (COL) Prema Gap 0.667
3rd Kirill Smal (RUS) Prema Gap 1.515
14th Piotr Wisnicki (POL) Jenzer Motorsport    
23rd Jorge Garciarce Davila (MEX) Jenzer Motorsport    
24th Samir Ben (CHE) Jenzer Motorsport    
DNF: Francesco Braschi (ITA) Jenzer Motorsport    
DNF: Santiago Ramos Reynoso (MEX) Jenzer Motorsport    
Fastest lap: Joshua Dufek (AUT) in 1:49.457

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FIA Formula 4 Italian Championship

Race Three (28 minutes + 1 lap)

Sunday, 10/10/21, 15.40, Weather: Sunny, 13°C

In the afternoon the sun was shining but the temperatures were still cold, a thrilling final race of the weekend took place in Mugello. When the lights went out, our drivers managed some great getaways. By the end of the first lap, Santiago was already up to 8th place, with Piotr in 10th and Francesco in 12th – all in the pack for points. Making stealthy progress through the field, lap by lap Santiago climbed up to 5th place and was right behind Bedrin, putting pressure on the Russian driver. Behind him, also Francesco was making moves and managed rapidly to catch up with his Mexican teammate. When our Italian driver closed the gap with Santiago, the battle for the podium began and it was thrilling. The chequered flag saw Santiago crossing the line in 5th place, with Francesco in 6th (conquering a brilliant 2nd place rookie). Behind them, Piotr was equally in the fight for points and he managed to finish the race in a fantastic 7th place. Unfortunately, it was a trickier race for Samir. After a good start, the Swiss driver had to return to the pits to change a broken front wing. After that he was able to finish the race in 27th position. While started from the last place on the grid, Jorge was able to make some moves and climb up some places, to eventually cross the finish line in 23rd position.

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The seventh race meeting of the Italian Formula championship is scheduled for the weekend of 31st October 2021 in Monza (I).

Race Three Results
1st Joshua Dürksen (PRY) Mücke 33:07.874  
2nd Leonardo Fornaroli (I) Iron Lynx Gap 7.205
3rd Nikita Bedrin (RUS) Van Amersfoort Gap 9.620
5th Santiago Ramos Reynoso (MEX) Jenzer Motorsport    
6th Francesco Braschi (ITA) Jenzer Motorsport    
7th Piotr Wisnicki (POL) Jenzer Motorsport    
23rd Jorge Garciarce Davila (MEX) Jenzer Motorsport    
27th Samir Ben (CHE) Jenzer Motorsport    
Fastest lap: Leonardo Fornaroli (I) in 1:49.217

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Championship Standings

FIA F4 Italian Championship 2021 after 18 races:
1st Oliver Bearman (GB), 281 points; 2nd Tim Tramnitz (D), 202 points; 3rd Leonardo Fornaroli (I), 179 points; 4th Sebastian Montoya (COL), 166 points; 5th Kirill Smal (RUS), 164 points; 6th Joshua Dufek (CH), 148 points; 14th Francesco Braschi, 27 points; 21st Santiago Ramos Reynoso (MEX), 14 points; 25th Samir Ben (CH), 12 points; 26th Piotr Wisnicki (POL), 11 points; 32nd Jorge Garciarce Davila (MEX), 1 point

Rookie-Standings:
1st Nikita Bedrin (RUS), 220 points; 2nd Conrad Laursen (DK), 206 points; 3rd Lorenzo Patrese (I), 195 points; 4th Francesco Braschi (I), 138 points; 13th Samir Ben (CH), 68 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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