FIA Formula 4 CEZ
FIA Formula 4 CEZ
FIA Formula 4 CEZ
FIA Formula 4 CEZ
FIA Formula 4 CEZ
FIA Formula 4 CEZ
FIA Formula 4 CEZ

Race Report


Circuit: RedBull Ring (A), Length 4,326 km, 17th – 19th May 2024

Oscar Wurz (AT), Andrija Kostic (RS), Max Karhan (CZ), Ethan Ischer (CH), Matus Ryba (SVK)

Podium for Oscar Wurz at the Red Bull Ring

The second of six race events for the FIA F4 CEZ (Central European Zone) Championship took place on the popular F1 circuit of the Red Bull Ring (A).
Oscar Wurz, Andrija Kostic and Max Karhan were joined at this second event by Ethan Ischer, Enea Frey and Matus Ryba, who started as guest drivers. A total of 24 drivers registered for the race.

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Saturday, 18/05/24, 10.10 – 10.50, Weather: Cloudy, 14°C

In this championship there are three practice sessions available on Friday, followed by the official part with one qualifying session of 20 minutes, followed by three races of 25 minutes each.
The grid for the first race will be drawn up in the order of the fastest qualifying time achieved by each driver in the qualifying. The grid for the second race will be drawn up in the order of the race 1 result. The grid for the third race will be drawn up in the order of the reverse order of the 4 – 8 positons in race one (tbc according to amount of starters).

After it rained during the night and was foggy in the morning, the track was now dry for qualifying and the sun was shining. Our drivers had a good session. Ethan achieved an excellent 3rd place on the grid, 0.187 seconds behind the pole time. Enea managed 7th place on the grid and thus led our other drivers, who were practically all in the places following thereafter.

Results Qualifying
1st Kamal Mrad (AUS) PHM 1:31.704
2nd Davide Larini (I) PHM 1:31.724
3rd Ethan Ischer (CH) Jenzer Motorsport 1:31.891
7th Enea Frey (CH) Jenzer Motorsport 1:32.188
8th Oscar Wurz (AT) Jenzer Motorsport 1:32.257
9th Matus Ryba (SVK) Jenzer Motorsport 1:32.341
10th Max Karhan (CZ) Jenzer Motorsport 1:32.492
13th Andrija Kostic (RS) Jenzer Motorsport 1:32.793


FIA F4 CEZ Championship

Race One (25 minutes)

Saturday, 18/05/24, 14.25, Weather: Sunny, 19°C

The first race of the weekend began immediately with tough battles for positions throughout the field. Ethan, who started from 3rd place, came into contact with another vehicle and had to go to the pits with a broken tyre. Andrija was also involved in a contact and damaged his front wing. This part was also replaced in the box. Max was less fortunate because he ended up in the barrier after contact and a spin, and the safety car had to be deployed until his vehicle was cleared away. Enea moved up to 4th place, Oscar was 6th and Matus 8th. Ethan and Andrija resumed the race from behind and immediately started gaining positions. Enea fought with Petrovoic for third place. As the two overtook Mrad, Popov managed to squeeze in between them. Enea regained 3rd place, but later Popov managed to get ahead of him again. In the end, Enea reached the finish in an excellent, if unwanted, 4th place. Oscar had passed Viisoreanu and was right behind Enea in 5th place. Matus stayed out of any trouble and after a consistent drive finished 8th. However, he did not respect the track limits several times and was ultimately given a 2-second time penalty. Ethan crossed the finish line directly behind Matus. Ethan moved up to 8th and Matus dropped to 10th with his penalty. Andrija had made it up to 14th place in the end.

Race One Results
1st Andrej Petrovic (SR) PHM 26:20.474  
2nd Davide Larini (I) PHM Gap 0.010
3rd Maximilian Popov (RUS) PHM Gap 2.061
4th Enea Frey (CH) Jenzer Motorsport    
5th Oscar Wurz (AT) Jenzer Motorsport    
8th Ethan Ischer (CH) Jenzer Motorsport    
10th Matus Ryba (SVK) Jenzer Motorsport    
14th Andrija Kostic (RS) Jenzer Motorsport    
DNF: Max Karhan (CZ) Jenzer Motorsport    
Fastest lap: Andrej Petrovic (SR) in 1:32.632


FIA F4 CEZ Championship

Race Two (25 minutes)

Sunday, 19/05/24, 10.40, Weather: Sunny, 16°C

A blue sky greeted us on Sunday morning and the big field set off to the second race. Great battles for positions started immediately and Mrad, who had a very good start, moved into third place ahead of Enea and Oscar. Oscar attacked Enea, but Enea defended well. As the two fought, Ethan caught up and a little later found a way past both of them together. Ethan pursued Mrad, but there was no longer enough time to attack. In the midfield, Andrija had worked his way up to 10th place, Matus was in 12th position and Max, who had started from behind, had already gained several places and was 17th. After a short safety car phase in which Berreby's car had to be towed away, things really got going when the race restarted. An attack from Andrija didn't work and he fell back several places. This meant that Matus was now in 11th place, and Andrija was in 14th. Max also fell back again and was now 19th. There was a very courageous fight for positions in the midfield, the racecars arrived three and four abreast. On the last lap there was a collision involving four vehicles. However, the race was completed as planned. Ethan reached the finish in a very good 4th place, Enea came home directly behind him in 5th. Oscar, who experienced tough battles and went off the track a few times, saw the checkered flag in 8th place. Andrija was 12th and Max 13th, right in front of Matus, who crossed the finish line in 14th.


Race Two Results
1st Maximilian Popov (RUS) PHM 24:21.958  
2nd Davide Larini (I) PHM Gap 0.778
3rd Kamal Mrad (AUS) PHM Gap 3.851
4th Ethan Ischer (CH) Jenzer Motorsport    
5th Enea Frey (CH) Jenzer Motorsport    
8th Oscar Wurz (AT) Jenzer Motorsport    
12th Andrija Kostic (RS) Jenzer Motorsport    
13th Max Karhan (CZ) Jenzer Motorsport    
14th Matus Ryba (SVK) Jenzer Motorsport    
Fastest lap: Andrej Petrovic (SR) in 1:32.209


FIA F4 CEZ Championship

Race Three (25 minutes)

Sunday, 19/05/24, 14.35, Weather: Cloudy, 19°C

Viisoreanu got away well from pole and Oscar held on to 2nd place in the early laps. Then Mrad applied pressure and managed to get past Oscar and then catch Viisoreanu too. As the race progressed, Oscar managed to stick with it and, shortly before the end, made a nice maneuver to pass Viisoreanu and take an excellent second place. Enea was involved in fierce fighting after the start and fell behind a bit. In the next few laps, Enea managed to work her way back forward. He was now in 6th place behind Petrovic and fought doggedly until he managed to take 5th place. Andrija had a very good ride and managed to move from 14th place to 9th place. Now he was directly behind Matus. Matus repeatedly failed to respect the track limits and received a 2 second time penalty at the end of the race. Andrija moved up to 8th place and Matus was classified 10th. Max had also worked his way up lap by lap and place by place. He reached the finish in 12th place. Ethan was doing well, but unfortunately had to give up soon due to a technical problem.
After the race Viisoreanu was handed a time penalty and fell back to 5th place. Enea moved one place forward and was now 4th in the results list.
With Oscar's excellent 2nd place and podium, the team managed to bring the event to a really good conclusion.


Race Three Results
1st Kamal Mrad (AUS) PHM 24:21.958  
2nd Oscar Wurz (AT) Jenzer Motorsport Gap 0.574
3rd Davide Larini (I) PHM Gap 1.808
4th Enea Frey (CH) Jenzer Motorsport    
8th Andrija Kostic (RS) Jenzer Motorsport    
10th Matus Ryba (SVK) Jenzer Motorsport    
12th Max Karhan (CZ) Jenzer Motorsport    
DNF: Ethan Ischer (CH) Jenzer Motorsport    
Fastest lap: Kamal Mrad (AUS) in 1:32.652

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Championship standings

FIA F4 CEZ Championship 2024 after 6 out of 18 races:
1st Oscar Wurz (AT), 102 points; 2nd Kirill Kutskov (AND), 58 points; 3rd Davide Larini (I), 48 points; 4th Maximinlian Popov (RUS), 46 points; 5th Kamal Mrad (AUS), 46 points; 6th Andrej Petrovic (SR), 43 points; 9th Enea Frey (CH), 34 points; 12th Max Karhan (CZ), 25 points; 13th Andrija Kostic (SR), 22 points; 17th Matus Ryba (SVK), 3 points


26/27/28 April Balaton Park (HU)    
17/18/19 May Red Bull Ring (A)    
07/08/09 June Slovakiaring (SK)    
02/03/04 August Most (CZ)    
06/07/08 September Brno (CZ)    
20/21/22 September Salzburgring (A)    

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