R04 Misano - Race Report
F4 ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP

18 June 2018

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The fourth round of the Italian Formula 4 Championship turned into a stunning trifecta for Enzo Fittipaldi. The young Brazilian, supported by the Ferrari Driver Academy, posted three amazing pole positions before storming to a sensational triple win in Misano. At the challenging Adriatic venue, Fittipaldi took no prisoners and, after a tough outing at Monza, reclaimed the driver championship lead with three rounds remaining.

After missing the previous event at Monza, fellow Brazilian and FDA prospect Gianluca Petecof secured two fourth places overall in race 1 and 3 respectively. Unfortunately, he was then disqualified from race 3 due to a minor technical infringement for which PREMA Theodore Racing apologises and will thoroughly investigate  further in order to avoid such mishaps from happening again.

On the other hand, British racer Olli Caldwell delivered triple points finishes with two sixth places as his best results. Unfortunately, he suffered two ten-second penalties along the way, one of which deprived him of what would have been a deserved top-5 finish.

Last but not least, Emirati female racer Amna Al Qubaisi continued in her apprenticeship in the series, taking a P20 result in race 1.  Teams and drivers will now be off to a small summer break before getting back in action at the end of July at Imola.

 

# 5 - Gianluca Petecof 

"Once again we had good potential and pace, with some decent qualifying sessions. We achieved some good results but we could have got much more without some incidents and situations that prevented us from turning that potential in podiums and points. All in all, this weekend we recovered a bit from Monza. Let's stay focused on the championship from now on..."

 

# 64 - Olli Caldwell 

“This wasn’t a very good weekend for us scoring very little points and having a bad qualifying. We have a big break now and we look forward to coming back strong in the second half of both championships.”

 

# 74 - Enzo Fittipaldi

"It was a great weekend with three pole positions and three wins. We had a strong car all the time with great pace and I'm really happy to be back at the top of the championship as it's really where we were meant to be. All the work done with the mechanics, engineers, the FDA and the Prema family came together this weekend and it was just perfect. Let's keep it as a reference and repeat it in the future."

 

# 88 - Amna Al Qubaisi

"The race weekend started off well with a top-20 finish, but in the last race I was forced to retire due to an avoidable incident that broke my front suspension while overtaking."

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