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Red Bull juniors Crawford and Edgar fastest in pre-event Italian F4 test

by Elliot Wood

Photo: ACI Sport

Red Bull juniors Jak Crawford starred for Van Amersfoort Racing in Italian Formula 4’s pre-event test at Mugello.

Crawford set the fastest lap of the day in the seventh session of the day, shared with Formula Regional European Championship cars, and fellow Red Bull junior and VAR team-mate Jonny Edgar was close behind to end the day third overall.

Separating the pair in the combined classification was Prema’s championship leader Gabriele Mini, who topped the two afternoon sessions which were solely for F4 machinery.

In the third shared session it was only Jenzer Motorsport’s drivers running alongside the FREC cars, and Filip Ugran set the F4 pace.

BVM Racing’s Pietro Delli Guanti was the quickest F4 driver in the second shared session and ended up just over two tenths off Crawford’s pace in fifth place in the combined classification. Ahead of him was Prema’s Ferrari junior Dino Beganovic.

Nico Rosberg’s karting protege Taylor Barnard was sixth fastest ahead of his single-seater debut at Mugello this weekend, with session one pacesetter Gabriel Bortoleto (Prema), session four pacesetter Francesco Pizzi (VAR), Leonardo Fornaroli (Iron Lynx) and Sebastian Ogaard (Bhaitech) completing the top 10.

EDITED: A timing and paperwork error had Matteo Nannini registered for one session with Jenzer, and Igor Fraga for one session with VAR despite both being absent as they prepare for FIA F3 testing. After communicating with the parties involved, this report has since been updated.

Test results
Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Jak Crawford Van Amersfoort Racing 1m47.671s 59
2 Gabriele Mini Prema 1m47.706s +0.035s 73
3 Jonny Edgar Van Amersfoort Racing 1m47.742s +0.071s 63
4 Dino Beganovic Prema 1m47.815s +0.144s 71
5 Pietro Delli Guanti BVM Racing 1m47.874s +0.203s 64
6 Taylor Barnard AKM Motorsport 1m47.923s +0.252s 71
7 Gabriel Bortoleto Prema 1m47.938s +0.267s 72
8 Francesco Pizzi Van Amersfoort Racing 1m48.111s +0.440s 59
9 Leonardo Fornaroli Iron Lynx 1m48.249s +0.578s 65
10 Sebastian Ogaard Bhaitech 1m48.281s +0.610s 33
11 Jesse Salmenautio Bhaitech 1m48.306s +0.635s 60
12 Francesco Simonazzi BVM Racing 1m48.415s +0.744s 58
13 Andrea Rosso Cram Motorsport 1m48.500s +0.829s 82
14 Dexter Patterson Bhaitech 1m48.529s +0.858s 66
15 Filip Ugran Jenzer Motorsport 1m48.629s +0.958s 69
16 Sebastian Montoya Prema 1m48.778s +1.107s 63
17 Kirill Smal Prema 1m48.808s +1.137s 61
18 Santiago Ramos Jenzer Motorsport 1m48.928s +1.257s 73
19 Francesco Braschi Jenzer Motorsport 1m48.938s +1.267s 57
20 Zdenek Chovanec Bhaitech 1m49.095s +1.424s 29
21 Hamda Al Qubaisi Abu Dhabi Racing 1m49.172s +1.501s 56
22 Sebastian Freymuth AS Motorsport 1m49.232s +1.561s 78
23 Jasin Ferati Jenzer Motorsport 1m49.286s +1.615s 72
24 Lorenzo Patrese AKM Motorsport 1m49.304s +1.633s 68
25 Axel Gnos G4 Racing 1m49.453s +1.782s 55
26 Vittorio Catino Cram Motorsport 1m49.809s +2.138s 83
27 Bence Valint Van Amersfoort Racing 1m50.001s +2.330s 41
28 Piotr Wisnicki Jenzer Motorsport 1m50.239s +2.568s 60
29 Cenyu Han Van Amersfoort Racing 1m52.476s +4.805s 25