Enzo Fittipaldi claimed a lights-to-flag victory with a dominant performance in the second Italian Formula 4 race at Misano.
The Prema driver made an impressive start, immediately pulling away from the rest of the field, but any gap made on the opening lap was eliminated when the safety car was brought out at the start of lap two.
Fittipaldi?s team-mate Olli Caldwell ran into trouble when he made a move up the inside of Giorgio Carrara. Caldwell hit the Jenzer Motorsport driver, sending Carrara into a spin. Carrara stopped in the middle of the track and was hit by Amaury Cordeel before he could get going again. Both were taken out of the race.
Caldwell didn?t appear to suffer any damage, but was later handed a 10 second time penalty for the incident, dropping him to 10th?in the overall classification.
At the front of the field, Fittipaldi managed the restart to continue where he left off while Leonardo Lorandi, Petr Ptacek, and the returning Gianluca Petecof battled for second.
Ptacek led the trio with Lorandi doing his best to keep Petecof behind him. The pair made slight contact, damaging Petecof?s front wing. The Prema driver was forced to pit, returning to track a lap down.
Ptacek managed to pull away from Lorandi and, in the closing stages of the race, began to close the gap to Fittipaldi. He came within two seconds of the race one winner, but ran out of laps before he could challenge for victory.
Behind, Ian Rodriguez found a way past Lorandi to take the final podium position. Lorandi still leads the championship, now just six points ahead of Fittipaldi.
Frederico Malvesti spent most of the race leading a small train for fifth place. Ilya Morozov, Gregorie Saucy, and Oliver Rasmussen all ran nose-to-tail behind Malvestiti, occasionally pulling alongside one another as they searched for a way past.
Malvestiti held onto the position, with Morozov taking sixth, his best result yet and his second consecutive points finish since joining Cram Motorsport.
Saucy, Rasmussen, and Niklas Krutten completed the top nine.
Race results (18 laps)
|3||Ian Rodriguez||DRZ Benelli||+8.593s|
|5||Federico Malvestiti||Jenzer Motorsport||+13.012s|
|6||Ilya Morozov||Cram Motorsport||+14.194s|
|7||Gregoire Saucy||Jenzer Motorsport||+15.047s|
|8||Oliver Rasmussen||Jenzer Motorsport||+16.376s|
|9||Niklas Krutten||Mucke Motorsport||+16.779s|
|11||Javier Gonzalez||Jenzer Motorsport||+21.880s|
|12||Nazim Azman||Jenzer Motorsport||+22.613s|
|13||William Alatalo||Mucke Motorsport||+23.242s|
|14||Gastone Sampieri||BVM Racing||+26.249s|
|15||Edoardo Morricone||DR Formula||+29.487s|
|16||Marzio Moretti||BVM Racing||+30.282s|
|17||Andrea Dell’Accio||Cram Motorsport||+31.087s|
|18||Ido Cohen||Mucke Motorsport||+33.389s|
|20||Emilio Cipriani||Cram Motorsport||+37.427s|
|21||Fabio Venditti||Corbetta Competizioni||+1m09.045s|
|23||Amna Al Qubaisi||Prema||+1 lap|
|24||Gianluca Petecof||Prema||+1 lap|
|25||Umberto Laganella||Cram Motorsport||+3 laps|
|Ret||Amaury Cordeel||Mucke Motorsport|
|Ret||Giorgio Carrara||Jenzer Motorsport|
|Pole: Fittipaldi,1m34.735s? ? ??Fastest Lap: Ptacek, 1m35.490s