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Cram Motorsport returns to Italian F4, Jenzer adds to its line-up

by Ida Wood

Photo: Italiaracing

Cram Motorsport has announced it will return to the Italian Formula 4 championship this year after a year out.

The Como-based team was present in Italian F4’s inaugural season in 2014, but missed the next season. It returned with three cars in 2016, and remained on the grid for seven seasons before being absent again in 2023.

At the end of 2017, Cram expanded into F4 United Arab Emirates. It took a season out from the series in 2020, and then was also absent from the grid this year. There was an ADAC F4 cameo in 2019, the Italian team joined Spanish F4 full-time in 2022 then it added Formula Winter Series to its roster of programmes earlier this month.

Filippo Fiorentino, who is currently 25th in the FWinter Series standings with Cram and has already been announced for Spanish F4 this year, will drive for the team in Italian F4 alongside Kai Daryanani.

Last year Fiorentino came 11th in Formula Delta Brasil, and so far his best result from 12 F4 races is a 13th place. He will contest the Italian F4 rounds at Vallelunga, Paul Ricard and Mugello.

Daryanani will miss the Vallelunga and Mugello rounds due to it clashing with his British F4 programme, but will contest the other five events on the Italian F4 schedule and will also enter the Euro 4 round at the Red Bull Ring.

The Indian began 2023 by coming 36th in F4 UAE, then he came 24th in British F4 with eight points. Two appearances in GB4 resulted in a win and 18th in the standings, and he also made one Euro 4 outing and did three Spanish F4 rounds with Cram.

Following that he reunited with Pinnacle Motorsport and came 10th in F4 South East Asia with one podium, then 25th in the 2024 F4 UAE season.

Jenzer Motorsport has added Enea Frey to its Italian F4 line-up for 2024. The single-seater rookie is currently 26th in the FWinter Series standings.

On OK Karts he finished 11th in the South Garda Winter Cup and 14th in the CIK-FIA World championship last year, and on OK Junior karts he was ninth in the WSK Final Cup, 10th in the WSK Euro Series and 23rd in the Champions of the Future series in 2021.

“It is very exciting and gratifying that Enea is joining our team in formula motorsport, because Enea’s father was our driver in 1997/98, back then with great success in Formula Ford,” said Jenzer’s team principal Andreas Jenzer.

“Enea went through the tough school of international karting. We will work hard and accompany Enea on his way to becoming a professional racing driver.”