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Race Report


Circuit: Misano (I), Length 4.226 km, 17th/18th/19th May 2019

Giorgio Carrara (ARG), Jonny Edgar (GB), Emidio Pesce (I), Axel Gnos (CH)


Rain in Misano

The second of seven meetings in the Italian FIA Formula 4 Championship took place at the Misano World Circuit near Rimini (I). With 31 competitors present for the meeting, their expectations were as high as could be ahead of the start. You can follow the races live on sporttube tv.

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Saturday, 18/05/19, 11.05 – 11.45, Weather: Rain, 15°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 Gianluca Petecof (BRA) Prema 1:48.072
2nd Paul Aron (EST) Prema 1:48.561
3rd Dennis Hauger (NOR) Van Amersfoort 1:48.588
13th Giorgio Carrara (ARG) Jenzer Motorsport 1:50.575
18th Jonny Edgar (GB) Jenzer Motorsport 1:51.817
23rd Axel Gnos (CH) Jenzer Motorsport 1:52.768
27th Emidio Pesce (I) Jenzer Motorsport 1:54.292


Results Qualifying 2 & Grid for Race Two
1st Paul Aron (EST) Prema 1:47.969
2nd Dennis Hauger (NOR) Van Amersfoort 1:48.162
3rd Roman Stanek (D) Prema 1:48.322
11th Giorgio Carrara (ARG) Jenzer Motorsport 1:49.481
21st Axel Gnos (CH) Jenzer Motorsport 1:51.203
22nd Emidio Pesce (I) Jenzer Motorsport 1:51.316
25th Jonny Edgar (GB) Jenzer Motorsport 1:51.523


Grid for Race Three
1st Oliver Rasmussen (DK) Prema 1:48.418
2nd Dennis Hauger (NOR) Van Amersfoort 1:48.438
3rd Paul Aron (EST) Prema 1:48.647
13th Giorgio Carrara (ARG) Jenzer Motorsport 1:50.065
21st Axel Gnos (CH) Jenzer Motorsport 1:51.499
22nd Emidio Pesce (I) Jenzer Motorsport 1:51.507
25th Jonny Edgar (GB) Jenzer Motorsport 1:51.772

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FIA Formula 4 Italian Championship

Race One (30 minutes + 1 lap)

Saturday, 18/05/19, 16.40, Weather: Rain, 16°C

In the afternoon it rained heavily, but then the wind and sun dried out the track. The F4 teams prepared to start on slicks, but then it started raining again and everyone had to switch back to rain tyres on the grid. The race started behind the Safety Car, but it soon stopped raining, and the track started drying out in places during the race. This led to very changeable and difficult conditions, which the drivers had to adjust to, but most of them drove cautiously, and fortunately there were no big accidents. Our drivers got all our cars over the finish line with no damage, with Giorgio finishing 15th, Jonny 19th, Axel 24th and Emidio 27th.

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Race One Results
1st Gianluca Petecof (BRA) Prema 32:51.313  
2nd Dennis Hauger (NOR) Van Amersfoort Gap 0.943
3rd Niklas Krutten (D) Van Amersfoort Gap 1.996
15th Giorgio Carrara (ARG) Jenzer Motorsport    
19th Jonny Edgar (GB) Jenzer Motorsport    
24th Axel Gnos (CH) Jenzer Motorsport    
27th Emidio Pesce (I) Jenzer Motorsport    
Fastest lap: William Alatalo (FIN) in 1:46.770


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Race Two (30 minutes + 1 lap)

Sunday, 19/05/19, 09.00, Weather: Rain, 14°C

The rain had stopped by Sunday morning, but 90% of the drivers chose rain tyres. Giorgio took a risk and opted for slicks, hoping that he would reap the benefit in the second half of the race. In the end it didn’t dry out enough, and towards the end it started to rain again, though only lightly. Giorgio managed to stay on track and crossed the finish line in 19th place. Axel, like Giorgio, did not do well on slicks, but later managed to work his way up to 22nd. Jonny drove a very good race on wet tyres, and after a great first lap he was able to make up more places during the race to move up to 10th. This put him in third place on the rookie podium. Emidio had already progressed to 16th on wet tyres when, towards the end of the race, he collided with Famularo, which ended in a spin for Emidio. He lost several places, but was able to continue and finished in 25th.

Race Two Results
1st Dennis Hauger (NOR) Van Amersfoort 33:32.078  
2nd Niklas Krutten (D) Van Amersfoort Gap 1.044
3rd Gianluca Petecof (BRA) Prema Gap 5.795
10th Jonny Edgar (GB) Jenzer Motorsport    
19th Giorgio Carrara (ARG) Jenzer Motorsport    
22nd Axel Gnos (CH) Jenzer Motorsport    
25th Emidio Pesce (I) Jenzer Motorsport    
Fastest lap: Dennis Hauger (NOR) in 1:46.321


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Race Three (28 minutes + 1 lap)

Sunday, 19/05/2019, 14.40, Weather: Rain, 16°C

When the F4 field was on the pre-grid, heavy black rain clouds approached. The start process began and the field was sent out on the green flag lap, but then the red flag was hung out because it had started to rain properly. The cars came back in to the pits, everyone changed to wet weather tyres and then they headed back out to the grid. The field then completed a lap behind the Safety Car, just as a violent thunderstorm broke out directly over the circuit. The track was completely flooded, the race was stopped, and the cars were directed into Parc Fermé. The race would not be restarted.

The third race meeting of the Italian Formula championship is scheduled for the weekend of 7th July 2019 at the Hungaroring (HU).

Race Three Results
Race postponed.

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Championship Standings

FIA F4 Italian Championship 2019 after 6 races:
1st Gianluca Petecof (BRA), 100 points; 2nd Dennis Hauger (NOR), 44 points; 3rd Joshua Durksen (PAY), 44 points; 4th Mikhael Belov (RUS), 41 points; 5th Niklas Krutten (D), 37 points; 6th Oliver Rasmussen (DK), 36 points; 16th Jonny Edgar (GB), 6 points; 18th Giorgio Carrara (ARG), 4 points; 20th Axel Gnos (CH), 2 points

Rookie Standings:
1st Joshua Durksen (PAY), 83 points; 2nd Roman Stanek (D), 61 points; 3rd Paul Aron (EST), 53 points; 8th Jonny Edgar (GB), 38 points; 9th Axel Gnos (CH), 21 points; 14th Emidio Pesce (I), 5 points

Giorgio Carrara (ARG)

Jonny Edgar (GB)

Axel Gnos (CH)

Emidio Pesce (I)

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17th/19th May Misano (I)  
5th/7th July Hungaroring (HU)  
12th/14th July RedBull Ring (A)  
30th August/1st September Imola (I)  
4th/6th October Mugello (I)  
18th/20th October Monza (I)  


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