2017 Italian F4 Championship – Mugello Preview

Mugello Preview

At Mugello, from Friday the 14th to Sunday the 16th of July, the fourth round of the Italian F4 Championship powered by Abarth will be held

The Championship, already wide open, sees 5 drivers separated by less than 20 points, with four rounds remaining. 15 different nationalities will be represented by the 22 drivers on the grid.

The fourth of seven rounds of the season for the Italian F4 Championship powered by Abarth will race this weekend at the Mugello circuit. A circuit loved by drivers for it’s complexity and technical layout and the skill needed for a quick lap. Only yesterday, Wednesday July 12, an official in-season test day was held at the circuit (the complete results of which can be found here http://www.acisport.it/it/F4/calendario-e-risultati/2017): meaning that come qualifying and racing, the gaps will be minimal and the battles in all three races over the weekend incredibly tight, since all drivers should already be close to the ideal set-up.

In the Drivers Championship, after three great races at Vallelunga, the New Zealander Marcus Armstrong (Prema Power Team) has overhauled the lead of the Italian Lorenzo Colombo (Bhaitech), if only by a solitary point: 110 to 109. Third is the Dutchman Job Van Uitert (Jenzer Motorsport, 99), followed by the Venezuelan Sebastian Fernandez (Bhaitech, 95) and the Russian Artem Petrov (DR Formula, 92).

The programme for the weekend sees 2 free practice sessions – with a duration of 40 minutes each – at 9:50 and at 13:00 on Friday July 14. At 18:30 and 18:55, still on Friday, and it’s time for first and second qualifying, to decide the grid order for Races 1 and 2 respectively. The two qualifying sessions are over a duration of 15 minutes each with a break of 10 minutes in the middle and in the both cases, in the instance of two drivers recording the same time, priority is given to the driver who set the time earlier in the session.

The starting grid for Race 3 (which this year is over a duration of 28 minutes + 1 lap), will be decided by the second best time attained by every driver in any of the official sessions.

Race 1 will start on Saturday the 15th at 15:05, Race 2 at 9:00 on Sunday and Race 3 at 16:20.

All races count towards the Drivers Championship, also the Rookie Trophy (for series debutants), the Woman’s Trophy (for Lady drivers) and the Teams championship.

Fans can follow all three races Live on Sportitalia (Channel 60 and Sky Channel 225) and also streamed Live on www.f4championship.com and on the official WSK Promotion App.

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