R06 Vallelunga - Race Report
F4 ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP

16 September 2018

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Amazing, outstanding, perfect. There are many words that can be used to describe Olli Caldwell's weekend at Vallelunga, where PREMA Theodore Racing lined-up for the penultimate round of the 2018 Italian Formula 4 season. The British racer really put it all together at the Roman venue and showed his full potential by delivering three pole positions and then beating the field to P1 in all three races, effectively leading every single lap this weekend. As a result, he gained ground in standings, getting closer and closer to the leading pair. 

Also making gains this weekend in terms of the championship was Enzo Fittipaldi. The Brazilian prospect is still second in the series but trimmed his gap down to 9 lengths. With 75 points still available at Mugello, the hunt for the title is far from over. Gianluca Petecof also brought home some serious silverware, scoring his second overall podium finish of the season. In race 2 and 3, the Brazilian rookie then proceeded to take home two more top-5s. 

Emirati racer Amna Al Qubaisi had a positive weekend too despite being forced to retire due to a racing incident in Race 1. The young female rookie finished 16th in race 2 before breaking into the top-15 in the final heat. 

 

# 5 - Gianluca Petecof

"It was a very positive weekend, one of my best of the year I think in terms of points and results. Qualifying wasn't amazing but still positive. I think the big highlight of the weekend was the podium in race 1. After that I got two more top-5 finishes to score a lot of points, actually, we were the second best scorers of the weekend. I brought down the gap towards my direct rivals in both the overall and the rookie championship. Now I'm heading full steam into next weekend's race."

 

# 64 - Olli Caldwell

"This was the perfect weekend. Triple Pole, plus triple win. You can’t get any better than this. Thank you to everyone at PREMA Theodore Racing for making it possible. Looking forward to Mugello and Hockenheim to achieve more points and hopefully podiums!"

 

# 74 - Enzo Fittipaldi

"It wasn't the weekend I was expecting. It started in qualifying when I didn't have the session I wanted. My goal was pole position but we qualified in second and third place. In race 1 then we had a strange situation with Lorandi and a contact I couldn't avoid. In race 2 we had a good recovery and finished P2, while in race 3 I finished P4, fighting with Lorandi. I think we had more potential for this weekend, obviously, I'm not satisfied with the results but we are there fighting for the championship. It's really close, neck to neck and I'm really looking forward to that close fight in Mugello. We are fast and I'm confident. We are also looking forward to the final race of the German series in Hockenheim to hold onto the second position."

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