Van Amersfoort Racing’s Dennis Hauger won the second Italian Formula 4 race of the weekend at Misano after overtaking team-mate Niklas Krutten on the penultimate lap.
Krutten got past Hauger on the opening lap of the race to take second place behind poleman Paul Aron of Prema, who soon after was given a drive-through penalty after he reversed into his grid slot ahead of the start of the race.
Hauger stayed close to his team-mate throughout the first half of the race and the pair had an 8.6 second gap to Prema’s Oliver Rasmussen in third.? The safety car was then deployed with 11 minutes to go after Aron became beached in the gravel trap.
The leading duo again created a gap to the rest of the field when racing resumed, and at the end of the penultimate lap Hauger was able to get back past Krutten for the lead. He held on to the lead to take victory, his first since the Snetterton round of British F4 last year.
Championship leader and race one winner Gianluca Petecof took the last step on the podium after passing Prema team-mate Rasmussen – who was given a five-second penalty during the race – after the safety car period.
Rasmussen was able to keep hold of fourth even with the penalty, with Van Amersfoort Racing’s Ido Cohen finishing the race in fifth.
Cohen’s fellow Israeli Roee Meyuhas, driving for Cram Motorsport, was able to hold off Bhaitech’s Mikhail Belov at the line for sixth, with Mucke Motorsport duo Joshua Durksen and William Alatalo, and Jenzer Motorsport’s Jonny Edgar completing the top 10.
Petecof now has a 56-point lead in the standings over Durksen.
Race round-up (18 laps)
|1||Dennis Hauger||Van Amersfoort Racing||33m32.078s|
|2||Niklas Krutten||Van Amersfoort Racing||+1.044s|
|5||Ido Cohen||Van Amersfoort Racing||+12.427s|
|6||Roee Meyuhas||Cram Motorsport||+14.287s|
|8||Joshua Durksen||Mucke Motorsport||+15.384s|
|9||William Alatalo||Mucke Motorsport||+16.783s|
|10||Jonny Edgar||Jenzer Motorsport||+17.725s|
|12||Daniel Vebster||Cram Motorsport||+22.680s|
|13||Emilio Cipriani||Cram Motorsport||+24.289s|
|14||Francesco Simonazzi||Cram Motorsport||+24.899s|
|15||Lorenzo Ferrari||Antonelli Motorsport||+32.398s|
|16||Sebastian Freymuth||AS Motorsport||+32.856s|
|17||Amna Al Qubaisi||Prema||+38.789s|
|18||Fabio Venditti||Corbetta Competizioni||+41.336s|
|19||Giorgio Carrara||Jenzer Motorsport||+45.090s|
|20||Lucas Allecco Roy||Van Amersfoort Racing||+47.457s|
|Fastest lap: Hauger, 1m36.321s