Enzo Fittipaldi was crowned Italian Formula 4 champion after winning a safety car disrupted season finale at Mugello.
Wet conditions once again limited racing, with the race starting and finishing behind the safety car. That meant Leonardo Lorandi had only a handful of laps to make up positions after starting towards the back end of the top 10.
Fittipaldi came under pressure from Prema team-mates Olli Caldwell and Guanluca Petecof when the safety car first pulled into the pits. They ran three abreast but Fittipaldi held the inside line and was able to shake off the pair.
He set about building a gap to the rest of the field, only for the safety car to be brought out again when Sebastian Estner ran into the gravel.
By this point, Lorandi had managed to climb up to sixth and was immediately challenging Giorgio Carrara when racing resumed with 15 minutes on the clock. This time, Fittipaldi was able to catch his team-mates sleeping on the restart and was unchallenged for the remainder of the race.
Though he couldn?t keep with Fittipaldi, Petecof did manage to pull away from Caldwell and was running comfortably in second when the safety car was brought out again.
Caldwell was left to battle with Petr Ptacek. They ran side by side and Caldwell appeared to slip in the treacherous conditions, but he kept control of his car to finish third, giving Prema a podium lock out to end the season.
Lorandi had managed to pass Carrara on the restart but Ilya Morozov ran wide into the gravel before the Bhaitech driver could move any further forward.
A fifth place finish puts Lorandi 21 points behind Fittipaldi,?, including dropped scores, enough for Fittipaldi to claim his first car racing title.
Marzio Moretti finished seventh, ahead of Andreas Estner, Lorenzo Colombo and Niklas Krutten.
Race results (8 laps)
|6||Giorgio Carrara||Jenzer Motorsport||+4.379s|
|7||Marzio Moretti||BVM Racing||+5.536s|
|8||Andreas Estner||Van Amersfoort Racing||+5.865s|
|9||Lorenzo Colombo||R-ace GP||+7.665s|
|10||Niklas Krutten||Mucke Motorsport||+10.119s|
|11||William Alatalo||Mucke Motorsport||+11.179s|
|12||Amaury Cordeel||Alma Racing||+11.832s|
|13||Daniel Vebster||Cram Motorsport||+12.751s|
|15||Ido Cohen||Mucke Motorsport||+15.567s|
|16||Emilio Cipriani||Cram Motorsport||+17.444s|
|17||Jesse Salmenautio||AS Motorsport||+19.039s|
|18||Nazim Azman||Jenzer Motorsport||+20.031s|
|19||Fabio Venditti||Corbetta Competizioni||+20.594s|
|20||Amna Al Qubaisi||Prema||+21.200s|
|21||Gregoir Saucy||R-ace GP||+22.323s|
|22||Andrea Dell’Accio||Cram Motorsport||+23.665s|
|23||Lucas Alecco Roy||Van Amersfoort Racing||+24.908s|
|24||Oliver Rasmussen||Jenzer Motorsport||+1m17.611s|
|25||Federico Mavestiti||Cram Motorsport||+1 lap|
|26||Sebastian Estner||Van Amersfoort Racing||+2 laps|
|Ret||Nicola Marinangeli||DR Formula/Curv Motorsport|
|Pole: Fittipaldi, 1m46.984s? ? ??Fastest lap: Fittipaldi, 2m19.711s