PREMA Powerteam posted good results in the penultimate round of the Formula 4 Italian Championship at Mugello. Lining-up with its full four-car roster, the team secured a win and a second-place with 15-year-old Estonian Paul Aron, who inched closer to the rookie title and ended up as the best overall scorer of the event.
On the other hand, Gianluca Petecof had an up-and-down weekend, suffering from a penalty after a race 1 incident and then rebounding to P6 and P4 in race 2 and 3 respectively. The 16-year-old Brazilian is looking forward to Monza to finish the year on a high and to keep Aron at bay for the runner-up spot in the series.
Oliver Rasmussen performed at very good levels. The Dane was back in his most consistent form and impressed from qualifying to the races. He scored a 4th place in race 1 which is promising for the season finale. Alessandro Famularo will look for a rebound after experiencing a more troubled weekend but showed great all-around potential.
PREMA Powerteam wishes to congratulate Dennis Hauger on winning the driver title one round early and is now looking forward to fighting for the team crown at Monza.
# 5 - Gianluca Petecof
"We had high expectations since last year when we had won a race with three podiums out of three, so we came into the weekend with a certain mentality and in the fight for the championship. So coming out empty-handed and with just a few points really hurts. It was a tough day, but we got to keep going, cannot stop, even if there are no more hopes for the championship we have a shot at the runner-up spot. The goal is now to clinch that by maximizing the Monza weekend."
# 7 - Paul Aron
"I'm pretty happy with the weekend, I got some very good points and managed to close the gap to Gianluca in P2. I will give my best in Monza to try to get second in the championship, and see how it goes. Considering this weekend, I'm very satisfied. The car was good all the time and the team did a great job. It was difficult to beat Hauger, congratulations to him on the championship, and I look forward to Monza."
# 10 - Oliver Rasmussen
"Positive weekend here in Mugello, where we showed good pace. I need to change some details to be a little more towards the front, but I think it has been a quite good weekend compared to others this year. Only details can make the difference now and we need to keep working to make that happen. I want to thank the team for the awesome job in repairing the car following an issue just before race 3!"
# 11 - Alessandro Famularo
"Race 1 was positive, with a very good start. We stayed in P8 the whole time, while in race 2 there was an issue with the clutch and we also used the full set of old tires. Overall we didn't find the best performance in me and the car. Then in race 3 we got a new clutch and everything was not perfect, but with better tires, we could find a good pace. It's now time to prepare for Monza and we'll see how it goes there."