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Gabriele Mini leads Prema one-two in Italian F4 test at Imola

by Ida Wood

Nicolas Todt protege Gabriele Mini pipped Prema team-mate Gabriele Bortoleto to the top of the times on the first day of Italian Formula 4 testing at Imola.

Mini topped the second and fourth sessions of the day, with the last one in the afternoon proving to be the quickest for most drivers.

His best lap, a 1m45.336s, was just 0.054s faster than Bortoleto’s, while Cram Motorsport’s Motorsport Games F4 Cup winner Andrea Rosso was an impressive third and just 0.087s off Mini’s pace.

Van Amersfoort Racing’s Red Bull junior Jonny Edgar topped the first afternoon session and ended up fourth fastest overall, ahead of Bhaitech’s morning pacesetter Jesse Salmenautio – who set more laps than anyone.

The top 15 drivers were covered by less than a second, with Edgar’s Red Bull stablemate and VAR team-mate Jak Crawford the only other driver within a quarter of a second of Mini in sixth.

Best of the unsigned drivers was karter Ollie Bearman in 11th place, who was 0.717s off the pace for Mucke Motorsport.


Test results
Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Gabriele Mini Prema 1m45.336s 73
2 Gabriele Bortoleto Prema 1m45.390s +0.054s 75
3 Andrea Rosso Cram Motorsport 1m45.423s +0.087s 83
4 Jonny Edgar Van Amersfoort Racing 1m45.465s +0.129s 80
5 Jesse Salmenautio Bhaitech 1m45.497s +0.181s 93
6 Jak Crawford Van Amersfoort Racing 1m45.549s +0.213s 76
7 Sebastian Ogaard Bhaitech 1m45.637s +0.301s 74
8 Francesco Simonazzi DRZ Benelli 1m45.743s +0.407s 75
9 Dino Beganovic Prema 1m45.751s +0.415s 72
10 Dexter Patterson Bhaitech 1m45.954s +0.518s 78
11 Ollie Bearman Mucke Motorsport 1m46.053s +0.717s 68
12 Sebastian Montoya Prema 1m46.140s +0.804s 71
13 Leonardo Fornaroli Iron Lynx 1m46.214s +0.878s 72
14 Filip Ugran Jenzer Motorsport 1m46.252s +0.916s 76
15 Jasin Ferati Jenzer Motorsport 1m46.292s +0.956s 64
16 Francesco Pizzi Van Amersfoort Racing 1m46.439s +1.103s 46
17 Zdenek Chovanec Bhaitech 1m46.445s +1.109s 77
18 Sebastian Freymuth Cram Motorsport 1m46.598s +1.282s 84
19 Axel Gnos G4 Racing 1m46.762s +1.426s 65
20 Francesco Braschi AS Motorsport 1m46.801s +1.465s 71
21 Pietro Delli Guanti AS Motorsport 1m46.938s +1.602s 63
22 Bence Valint Mucke Motorsport 1m47.010s +1.674s 69
23 Cenyu Han AKM Motorsport 1m47.082s +1.746s 71
24 Lorenzo Patrese AKM Motorsport 1m47.182s +1.846s 71
25 Mateusz Kaprzyk Cram Motorsport 1m47.651s +2.315s 78
26 Pietro Negra AKM Motorsport 1m48.347s +3.011s 48