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Rain halts Formula Regional European Championship at Vallelunga

by Ida Wood

Worsening weather conditions at Vallelunga in Italy have led to the third Formula Regional European Championship race of the weekend to be suspended after less than two laps.

A delayed start behind the safety car took place, with Isac Blomqvist starting from pole, but on the second lap rather than the cars being released to race they were led back into the pits.

The safety car returned to the track on several occasions to survey the conditions, with race director Alessandro Ferrari and Minardi Formula 1 team founder Giancarlo Minardi on board, and circuit marshals also braved the elements to sweep off as much standing water as they could.

When rain returned after the first scheduled restart it made the race continuing seem unlikely, and further stronger showers left a river of water flowing down the pit straight. Race control eventually chose to suspend the race, with the intention of adding a fourth race to a later round in the season.


Race 3 grid
Pos Name Team Time
1 Isac Blomqvist KIC Motorsport 1m46.411s
2 Frederik Vesti Prema +0.116s
3 Sophia Floersch Van Amersfoort Racing +0.434s
4 David Schumacher US Racing +0.545s
5 Olli Caldwell Prema +0.698s
6 Joey Mawson Van Amersfoort Racing +0.786s
7 Enzo Fittipaldi Prema +1.397s
8 Raul Guzman DR Formula by RP Motorsport +1.968s
9 Igor Fraga DR Formula by RP Motorsport +2.526s
10 Marcos Siebert US Racing +2.664s
11 Matteo Nannini Scuderia DF Corse by Corbetta +3.030s
12 Konsta Lappalainen KIC Motorsport +3.086s
13 Alexandre Bardinon Mas du Clos Racing +11.282s
14 Sharon Scolari ScoRace Team +30.037s