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Antonelli fastest in final practice session of Italian F4 season

by Ida Wood

Photo: ACI Sport

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

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Andrea Kimi Antonelli Prema 1m47.972s 16
2 Rafael Camara Prema 1m48.215s +0.243s 15
3 Charlie Wurz Prema 1m48.482s +0.510s 16
4 Ugo Ugochukwu Prema 1m48.529s +0.557s 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
8 Conrad Laursen Prema 1m48.787s +0.815s 16
9 James Wharton Prema 1m48.805s +0.833s 17
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
13 Martinius Stenshorne VAR 1m48.938s +0.966s 16
14 Niko Lacorte Iron Lynx 1m48.965s +0.993s 18
15 Alfio Spina BVM Racing 1m49.068s +1.096s 18
16 Brando Badoer VAR 1m49.098s +1.126s 16
17 Marcus Amand US Racing 1m49.138s +1.166s 11
18 Arvid Lindblad VAR 1m49.186s +1.214s 17
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
25 Jules Castro VAR 1m49.739s +1.767s 16
26 Emmo Fittipaldi VAR 1m49.792s +1.820s 17
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