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Fittipaldi takes first F4 victory at Brands Hatch

by Gruz David
Pietro Fittipaldi

Photo: BRDC F4

Brazilian Pietro Fittipaldi took his maiden win in single-seaters as he was victorious in the first BRDC F4 race at Brands Hatch.

Although the 17-year-old driver spent most of his race in third position, he managed to pass Charlie Robertson?for second, and race leader Jake Hughes on the last lap.

Seb Morris finished second, who is still yet to celebrate his first victory in the category, as Robertson completed the podium. Although Hughes led most of the race, a mechanical issue forced him out of the top three to finish fourth.

Jack Barlow finished fifth ahead of Jake Dalton, Matthew Graham, Raoul Hyman, Ross Gunn and Matt Bell.

Although the newly-established BRDC Formula 4 Championship has only had thirteen races, Fittipaldi is the eighth different race winner. The standings remain close as Jake Dalton, Hughes and Morris are only separated by four points in the first three places.

Race result
Pos Driver Team Time/Gap
1 Pietro Fittipaldi MGR Motorsport 20:39.378
2 Seb Morris Hillspeed + 2.133
3 Charlie Robertson HHC Motorsport +?3.797
4 Jake Hughes Lanan Racing +?5.489
5 Jack Barlow Sean Walkinshaw Racing Ltd +?9.164
6 Jake Dalton MGR Motorsport +?10.708
7 Matthew Graham Sean Walkinshaw Racing Ltd +?12.008
8 Raoul Hyman HHC Motorsport +?13.290
9 Ross Gunn Motionsport +?13.341
10 Matt Bell MattRBell Racing Team E-Lites +?17.755
11 Struan Moore Hillspeed +?19.488
12 James Fletcher Team KBSports +?21.505
13 Diego Menchaca MGR Motorsport +?24.485
14 James Greenway Frank T Greenway Racing +?25.638
15 Falco Wauer Team KBSports +?26.328
16 Gustavo Lima HHC Motorsport +?26.447
17 Luke Williams Chris Dittman Racing +?31.324
18 Daniel Headlam Lanan Racing +?51.618
19 Gosia Rdest Wayne Douglas Engineering Ltd +?54.668
20 Rahul Mayer Hillspeed +?1 Lap
Not classified
DNF Zou Sirui Sean Walkinshaw Racing Ltd +?4 Laps