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Race Report


Circuit: Hungaroring (HU), Length 4,381 km, 5th/6th/7th July 2019

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


Edgar on Rookie Podium at the Hungaroring

The third of seven meetings in the Italian FIA Formula 4 Championship took place at the demanding Hungaroring GP Circuit near Budapest (HU). With 35 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, 06/07/19, 09.00 – 09.40, Weather: Sunny, 24°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 Dennis Hauger (NOR) Van Amersfoort 1:42.896
2nd Gianluca Petecof (BRA) Prema 1:42.968
3rd Paul Aron (EST) Prema 1:43.223
13th Giorgio Carrara (ARG) Jenzer Motorsport 1:44.246
14th Jonny Edgar (GB) Jenzer Motorsport 1:44.293
23rd Axel Gnos (CH) Jenzer Motorsport 1:44.798
30th Emidio Pesce (I) Jenzer Motorsport 1:45.368


Results Qualifying 2 & Grid for Race Two
1st Dennis Hauger (NOR) Van Amersfoort 1:42.661
2nd Oliver Rasmussen (DK) Prema 1:43.222
3rd Mikhael Belov (RUS) Bhaitech 1:43.293
5th Jonny Edgar (GB) Jenzer Motorsport 1:43.347
20th Giorgio Carrara (ARG) Jenzer Motorsport 1:44.332
26th Axel Gnos (CH) Jenzer Motorsport 1:44.612
29th Emidio Pesce (I) Jenzer Motorsport 1:44.944


Grid for Race Three
1st Dennis Hauger (NOR) Van Amersfoort 1:43.063
2nd Gianluca Petecof (BRA) Prema 1:43.320
3rd Mikhael Belov (RUS) Bhaitech 1:43.327
6th Jonny Edgar (GB) Jenzer Motorsport 1:43.591
19th Giorgio Carrara (ARG) Jenzer Motorsport 1:44.369
24th Emidio Pesce (I) Jenzer Motorsport 1:44.737
26th Axel Gnos (CH) Jenzer Motorsport 1:44.949

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Saturday, 06/07/19, 12.45, Weahter: Sunny, 31°C

The first F4 race of the weekend started at noon in the main heat of the day. Giorgio got away well and improved his position, but because the track was really dirty everywhere except on the racing line, it was not easy to overtake. And anyone who got off line, even by just a fraction, soon found that they couldn’t then control their car so easily. Almost inevitably there was an accident and the Safety Car had to be deployed. At the restart Giorgio continued to improve, battling his way up to 9th place. He then came under pressure from Belov, who finally managed to get past leaving Giorgio to finish 10th, picking up the last available point. Jonny, who did not get the best of starts, lost a couple of places early on but then recovered to fight his way back to 11th. Axel also did well and improved his position to finish 17th. Emidio crossed the finish line in 28th place.
After the race a series of time penalties were handed out to drivers for improving their sector times under double yellow flags. This changed the final result, and our drivers Jonny, Axel and Emidio, joined seven others who all consequently lost places.


Race One Results
1st Dennis Hauger (NOR) Van Amersfoort 32:45.915  
2nd Gianluca Petecof (BRA) Prema Gap 3.306
3rd Paul Aron (EST) Prema Gap 9.872
8th Giorgio Carrara (ARG) Jenzer Motorsport    
21st Jonny Edgar (GB) Jenzer Motorsport    
23rd Axel Gnos (CH) Jenzer Motorsport    
28th Emidio Pesce (I) Jenzer Motorsport    
Fastest lap: Dennis Hauger (NOR) in 1:44.687

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Sunday, 07/07/19, 10.25, Weather: Sunny, 27°C

There was an accident on the warm-up lap, so the start was aborted in favour of a restart. That led to another accident when someone stalled. The third start was successful and the big field finally got to race. Jonny got away well and slotted in in 5th place, having to defend against Rasmussen briefly before he was able to open up a gap. He kept up with the top drivers easily and finished a tough race in 5th overall, 2nd on the rookie podium. Giorgio started in 20th place and managed to make up places immediately. During the closing laps of the race he improved to 15th place. Emidio and Axel were also able to avoid all the accidents and come home safely to cross the finish line after the many interruptions and hold ups in baking hot temperatures. Emidio was 22nd and Axel was 25th.

Race Two Results
1st Dennis Hauger (NOR) Van Amersfoort 29:03.466  
2nd Mikhael Belov (RUS) Bhaitech Gap 1.741
3rd Paul Aron (EST) Prema Gap 3.899
5th Jonny Edgar (GB) Jenzer Motorsport    
15th Giorgio Carrara (ARG) Jenzer Motorsport    
22nd Emidio Pesce (I) Jenzer Motorsport    
25th Axel Gnos (CH) Jenzer Motorsport    
Fastest lap: Dennis Hauger (NOR) in 1:43.297

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Sunday, 07/07/2019, 15.35, Weather: Cloudy, 23°C

Dark clouds were gathering over the circuit as the third race of the weekend started. There was an accident which involved Axel almost immediately; someone made contact and Axel’s car became airborne before rolling through the gravel. The car was badly damaged, though fortunately the driver was fine. The race was immediately red flagged and stopped, and by the restart the "Wet Race" sign was being displayed as the black clouds approached at speed. Luckily it stayed dry until the end. Jonny was 7th and locked in a fight with Alatalo and Rasmussen. He dropped back to 8th a couple of times, but after a strong race he took the flag in 7th place. This meant that he was 2nd on the rookie podium again. Giorgio also did well, working his way up from 19th place to 11th, while Emidio improved his position as he started 24th and crossed the finish in 16th.

The fourth race meeting of the Italian Formula championship is scheduled for the weekend of 14th July 2019 at the RedBull Ring (A).

Race Three Results
1st Gianluca Petecof (BRA) Prema 28:40.086  
2nd Dennis Hauger (NOR) Van Amersfoort Gap 0.260
3rd Ido Cohen (ISR) Van Amersfoort Gap 2.587
7th Jonny Edgar (GB) Jenzer Motorsport    
11th Giorgio Carrara (ARG) Jenzer Motorsport    
16th Emidio Pesce (I) Jenzer Motorsport    
DNF: Axel Gnos (CH) Jenzer Motorsport    
Fastest lap: Dennis Hauger (NOR) in 1:43.806

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FIA F4 Italian Championship 2019 after 9 races:
1st Gianluca Petecof (BRA), 155 points; 2nd Dennis Hauger (NOR), 112 points; 3rd Joshua Durksen (PAY), 68 points; 4th Mikhael Belov (RUS), 65 points; 5th Ido Cohen (ISR), 55 points; 6th Paul Aron (EST), 52 points; 11th Jonny Edgar (GB), 23 points; 18th Giorgio Carrara (ARG), 8 points; 20th Axel Gnos (CH), 2 points

Rookie Standings:
1st Joshua Durksen (PAY), 138 points; 2nd Paul Aron (EST), 103 points; 3rd Daniel Vebster (S), 81 points; 5th Jonny Edgar (GB), 76 points; 12th Axel Gnos (CH), 21 points; 13th Emidio Pesce (I), 18 points

Giorgio Carrara (ARG)

Jonny Edgar (GB)

Axel Gnos (CH)

Emidio Pesce (I)

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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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