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Alexey Korneev, Nerses Isaakyan to make Alps debuts at Misano

by Valentin Khorounzhiy
Photo: SMP F4 Championship

Alexey Korneev (Photo: SMP F4 Championship)

Formula 4 drivers Alexey Korneev and Nerses Isaakyan?will join the FR2.0 Alps field at Misano this weekend.

The Russian duo, who both graduated karting last year, are on a dual programme in SMP F4 and French F4 this season. Korneev is a race winner in both, while Isaakyan’s best finishes are second in French F4 and third in SMP F4.

The two drivers both follow in the footsteps of their respective brothers in joining the Alps series. Nerses’ twin Matevos Isaakyan currently sits fourth in the standings in his sophomore year, while Alexey’s brother Denis Korneev was in the series in 2013 and 2014, finishing eighth overall in the latter year.

Nerses Isaakyan will make his debut with teams’ championship leaders Koiranen, while Alexey Korneev will join the Finnish squad’s main rivals JD.

Frenchman Julien Falchero, who currently sits third in the V de V Single-Seater Challenge standings with GSK Grand Prix, is also set to be handed his FR2.0 race debut, sticking with the Italian team.