Italian Formula 4 championship leader Andrea Kimi Antonelli was comfortably quickest in the final free practice session of the season at Mugello.
Antonelli went to the top for the first time halfway through the 40-minute session on Friday morning, with US Racing’s Kacper Sztuka and Prema team-mate Ugo Ugochukwu setting the pace prior to that. Ashkay Bohra, debuting with US this weekend, also made it to the top before Antonelli went quickest.
The pace continued to improve in the second half of FP1, and US drivers Sztuka and Nikhil Bohra were the first to lap in the 1m48s.
Prema then sent out its drivers together and Rafael Camara, Charlie Wurz and Antonelli moved into the top three places with 10 minutes to go. They improved again on their next lap, and Antonelli returned to the top with a 1m48.162s effort as Ugochukwu rose into fourth place.
Camara found the pace to improve again at the end but was 0.053s shy of Antonelli, who on his final lap then broke into the 1m47s to end practice 0.243s ahead.
Wurz and Ugochukwu were third and fourth, over half a second back, then Sztuka and the two Bohras filled the next three places. Conrad Laursen and James Wharton made is six Prema drivers in the top 10 by going eighth and ninth fastest.
Free practice results
|1||Andrea Kimi Antonelli||Prema||1m47.972s||16|
|5||Kacper Sztuka||US Racing||1m48.577s||+0.605s||11|
|6||Nikhil Bohra||US Racing||1m48.685s||+0.713s||11|
|7||Akshay Bohra||US Racing||1m48.716s||+0.744s||14|
|10||Valerio Rinicella||AKM Motorsport||1m48.849s||+0.877s||17|
|11||Valentin Kluss||Jenzer Motorsport||1m48.932s||+0.960s||16|
|12||Alex Dunne||US Racing||1m48.934s||+0.962s||9|
|14||Niko Lacorte||Iron Lynx||1m48.965s||+0.993s||18|
|15||Alfio Spina||BVM Racing||1m49.068s||+1.096s||18|
|17||Marcus Amand||US Racing||1m49.138s||+1.166s||11|
|19||Taylor Barnard||PHM Racing||1m49.368s||+1.396s||19|
|20||Nandhavud Bhirombhakdi||Jenzer Motorsport||1m49.397s||+1.425s||16|
|21||Pedro Perino||US Racing||1m49.464s||+1.492s||16|
|22||Maya Weug||Iron Lynx||1m49.464s||+1.492s||17|
|23||Ivan Domingues||Iron Lynx||1m49.496s||+1.524s||17|
|24||Jesse Carrasquedo Jr||Monlau Motorsport||1m49.565s||+1.593s||18|
|27||Ethan Ischer||Jenzer Motorsport||1m49.793s||+1.821s||17|
|28||Jonas Ried||PHM Racing||1m49.813s||+1.841s||17|
|29||Nikita Bedrin||PHM Racing||1m49.879s||+1.907s||16|
|30||Alex Partyshev||Jenzer Motorsport||1m49.917s||+1.945s||15|
|31||Frederik Lund||R-ace GP||1m49.972s||+2.000s||15|
|32||Ruiqi Liu||AKM Motorsport||1m49.977s||+2.005s||18|
|33||Viktoria Blokhina||PHM Racing||1m50.073s||+2.101s||16|
|34||William Karlsson||BVM Racing||1m50.107s||+2.135s||18|
|35||Giovanni Maschio||AS Motorsport||1m50.281s||+2.309s||16|
|36||Niels Koolen||Monlau Motorsport||1m50.391s||+2.419s||16|
|37||Elia Sperandio||Maffi Racing||1m50.448s||+2.476s||16|
|38||Jef Machiels||Monlau Motorsport||1m50.554s||+2.582s||14|
|39||Andrea Frassineti||Cars Racing||1m51.538s||+3.566s||16|
|40||Ismail Akhmed||AKM Motorsport||1m53.710s||+5.738s||17|
|41||Georgios Markogiannis||Cram Motorsport||1m57.287s||+9.315s||2|