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FIA FORMULA 4
ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP, Rounds 01/02/03

Circuit: Imola (ITA); Length: 4.909 km, 6th – 8th May 2022
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JENZER MOTORSPORT 2022:
Oleksandr Partyshev (UKR), Ethan Ischer (CH)

Start of the F4 Italian Championship in Imola ( TO )

The first of seven meetings in the Italian FIA Formula 4 Championship took place on the characterful track at Imola (I). With 33 competitors present for the meeting, their expectations were as high as could be ahead of the start.

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Qualifying

Saturday, 07/05/22, 09.00 – 09.40, Weather: Wet, 13°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 Kimi Antonelli (I) Prema 1:57.590
2nd Rafael Camara (BRA) Prema 1:57.913
3rd Nikita Bedring (RUS) PHM 1:58.211
22nd Oleksandr Partyshev (UKR) Jenzer Motorsport 2:00.920
27th Ethan Ischer (CH) Jenzer Motorsport 2:01.654

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Results Qualifying 2 & Grid for Race Two
1st Frederik Lund (DEN) R-ACE 1:56.790
2nd Ivan Franco Domingues (POR) Iron Lynx 1:57.164
3rd Maya Weug (NLD) Iron Lynx 1:57.492
20th Ethan Ischer (CH) Jenzer Motorsport 2:02.119
23rd Oleksandr Partyshev (UKR) Jenzer Motorsport 2:02.664

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Grid for Race Three
1st Ivan Franco Domingues (POR) Iron Lynx 1:57.518
2nd Kacper Sztuka (POL) US Racing 1:58.029
3rd Maya Weug (NLD) Iron Lynx 1:58.181
22nd Oleksandr Partyshev (UKR) Jenzer Motorsport 2:00.954
29th Ethan Ischer (CH) Jenzer Motorsport 2:02.377

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FIA Formula 4 Italian Championship

Race One (30 minutes + 1 lap)

Saturday, 07/05/22, 14.55, Weather: Overcast, 17°C

After the completely wet Friday, on which the free practice sessions took place, and the qualifying sessions on Saturday morning, when it was still wet and rain tyres were the better choice, it had now stayed dry until the first F4 race. This resulted in the big field of 33 race car to start on slick tyres for the first time this weekend. Alex Partyshev, who discovered Imola yesterday in free practice, got well under way. After only four test days in the new car he was ready to compete in his first race of the 2022 season. Ethan, who tackled his second race weekend in his still young single-seater career, also managed a good start. The safety car soon had to be deployed due to an accident. At the restart both our drivers improved their positions. They also avoided two other accidents and managed the respective restarts well. Alex drove a great race and had already moved up to 14th place. In the very last lap of the race he launched a new attack. Unfortunately, things went wrong and Alex spun off onto the grass. He was still classified as 24th. Ethan was not impressed by anything, drove a very good race and took the checkered flag in 15th place.

Race One Results
1st Rafael Camara (BRA) Prema 32:47.517  
2nd Alexander Dunne (AUS) US Racing Gap 0.338
3rd Nikita Bedrin (RUS) PHM Gap 1.297
15th Ethan Ischer (CH) Jenzer Motorsport    
24th Oleksandr Partyshev (UKR) Jenzer Motorsport    
Fastest lap: Kimi Antonelli (I) in 1:45.751

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FIA Formula 4 Italian Championship

Race Two (30 minutes + 1 lap)

Sunday, 08/05/22, 10.30, Weather: Cloudy, 17°C

On Sunday morning the sun shone through the clouds. Ethan got off to a good start and begun fighting for positions. Sometimes he advanced, but then he fell back again. He was ready at the safety car restart and was able to benefit. After 16 laps of intensive fighting, he reached the finish in 22nd place. Alex had a good start but was soon pushed by another car and spun. He lost momentum and also several places. Alex started to work his way back up. In the end he reached the finish line in 26th place after a challenging journey.

Race Two Results
1st Alexander Dunne (IRL) US Racing 32:50.042  
2nd Kacper Sztuka (POL) US Racing Gap 1.441
3rd James Wharton (AUS) Prema Gap 3.695
22nd Ethan Ischer (CH) Jenzer Motorsport    
26th Oleksandr Partyshev (UKR) Jenzer Motorsport    
Fastest lap: Kimi Antonelli (I) in 1:45.739

 

FIA Formula 4 Italian Championship

Race Three (28 minutes + 1 lap)

Sunday, 08/05/21, 17.30, Weather: Sunny, 20°C

The sun shone for the third race on Sunday afternoon. Alex started well and improved lap after lap. He moved up to 18th and held that position for long laps. There were a couple of accidents towards the end of the race and Alex could benefit from that. In the end he crossed the finish line in a good 14th place. Ethan fell back a bit after the start. During the race he managed to make up several places and move up to 24th place. On the final lap, two cars collided right in front of Ethan. He could not avoid a collision and was involved in the accident. Since this happened shortly before the end, he was still classified as 26th.

The second race meeting of the Italian Formula championship is scheduled for the weekend of 5th June in Misano (I).

Race Three Results
1st Kacper Sztuka (POL) US Racing 32:04.994  
2nd Rafael Camara (BRA) Prema Gap 0.465
3rd Alexander Dunne (IRL) US Racing Gap 2.217
14th Oleksandr Partyshev (UKR) Jenzer Motorsport    
26th Ethan Ischer (CH) Jenzer Motorsport    
Fastest lap: Rafael Camara (BRA) in 1:46.006

Oleksandr Partyshev (UKR)


Ethan Ischer (CH)

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Championship Standings

FIA F4 Italian Championship 2022 after 12 races:
1st Alexander Dunne (IRL), 58 points; 2nd Rafael Camara (BRA), 47 points; 3rd Kacper Sztuka (POL), 43 points; 4th Martinus Stenshorne (NOR), 30 points; 5th James Wharton (AUS), 29 points; 6th Nikita Bedrin (RUS), 25 points

Rookie-Standings
1st Rafael Camara (BRA), 62 points; 2nd James Wharton (AUS), 53 points; 3rd Martinus Stenshorne (NOR), 48 points; 13th Ethan Ischer (CH), 2 points

2022 FIA FORMEL 4 ITALIENISCHE MEISTERSCHAFT – RENNTERMINE

06/07/08 May Imola (I)  
03/04/05 June Misano (I)  
17/18/19 June Spa (B)  
01/02/03 July Vallelunga (I)  
09/10/11 September RedBull Ring (A)  
07/08/09 October Monza (I)  
21/22/23 October Mugello (I)  

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