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Enzo Fittipaldi takes triple pole for Italian F4 title-decider at Mugello

by Ida Wood

Enzo Fittipldi took pole for all three Italian Formula 4 races at Mugello, in which the Brazilian will be trying to beat Leonardo Lorandi and Olli Caldwell to the title.

Bhaitech driver Lorandi leads the standings by nine points from Ferrari Driver Academy member Fittipaldi, and will be starting the title deciding races from third, ninth and fourth. The race two grid is set off the second best laps of the first qualifying session, which punished Lorandi as he was unable to hook together two strong laps.

Fittipaldi’s Prema team-mate Caldwell qualified fifth, third and second, and may be favourite for the races after winning all three last time out at Vallelunga.

Gianluca Petecof, another Prema driver and Ferrari junior, will be looking for fourth in the standings with two front row starts and a third.

Another driver who starred in qualifying was Van Amersfoort Racing’s Andreas Estner, returning to the championship with brother Sebastian and Lucas Alecco Roy after one previous appearance, with three top 10 starts, including a fourth for race one.

Other new and returning entries include champion Formula Renault Eurocup team R-ace GP, which ran Gregoire Saucy and Lorenzo Colombo. Saucy is currently 11th in the Italian F4 standings having previously competed with Jenzer Motorsport, while 2017 title contender Colombo finished sixth in the Eurocup this year with JD Motorsport. He also tested with R-ace GP earlier this week in one of its Eurocup cars.

Ilya Morozov switches from Cram Motorsport to Bhaitech, AS Motorsport returns to the championship with Formula Academy Finland runner-up Jesse Salmenautio and Axel Gnos, with Alma Racing doing the same with Spanish F4 leader Amaury Cordeel, while VAR is running a car for Nicola Marinangeli on behalf of DR Formula/Curv Motorsport.