Euroformula and Italian Formula 4 teams began winter testing this week, with CryptoTower Racing Team visiting Estoril while the F4 teams were at Vallelunga.
CryptoTower, a Japanese-branded spin-off of Motopark, is running GB3 racer Frederick Lubin, ADAC F4 race-winner Vlad Lomko and Formula Regional Europe-experienced Oliver Goethe in a three-day test which began on Wednesday.
Lubin has previously tested the Dallara 320 car at Silverstone with Carlin, and is evaluating a move into the series for 2022 when Estoril will return to the calendar as the season opener after a recent change to the schedule.
Over in Italy, Irishman Alex Dunne comfortably set the pace on the first of two days of action at Vallelunga.
In the morning he went fastest with a 1m46.856s lap, with new Ferrari junior Rafael Camara the next best driver on a 1m47.664s and narrowly faster than BWR Motorsports’ driver, believed to have been Alfio Spina.
Laptimes improved significantly in the afternoon, with Dunne bringing the pace down to 1m42.927s, with Camara slightly closer this time but still 0.725 seconds slower.
Sohil Shah, who raced in F4 South East Asia in 2019, was third fastest but over a second off Dunne’s pace. Marcus Amand ended up in fourth place. He had set the pace in the morning prior to Dunne getting to the top of the times, while Camara had also briefly usurped Dunne before his final run. In the afternoon however, Dunne was on top throughout.
|1||Alex Dunne||US Racing||1m42.927s||50|
|3||Sohil Shah||Iron Lynx||1m44.111s||+1.184s||61|
|4||Marcus Amand||US Racing||1m44.187s||+1.260s||56|
|5||Alfio Spina||BWR Motorsports||1m44.630s||+1.703s||52|
|6||Ivan Domingues||Iron Lynx||1m44.878s||+1.951s||49|
|7||Nikhil Bohra||R-ace GP||1m45.126s||+2.199s||54|
|8||Frederick Lund||AKM Motorsport||1m45.339s||+2.412s||60|
|9||Nicola Abrusci||AKM Motorsport||1m45.663s||+2.736s||58|
|10||Martinius Stenshorne||Van Amersfoort Racing||1m45.686s||+2.759s||69|
|11||Yash Aradhya||Iron Lynx||1m45.778s||+2.851s||64|
|12||Brando Badoer||Van Amersfoort Racing||1m46.297s||+3.370s||66|
|13||Victoria Blokhina||Cram Motorsport||1m46.487s||+3.560s||66|
|14||Eron Rexhepi||Van Amersfoort Racing||1m47.747s||+4.820s||72|