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Dennis Hauger adds another Italian F4 win in final Imola race

by Ida Wood

Photo: ACI Sport

Dennis Hauger claimed victory with a dominant performance in the fourth Italian Formula 4 race at Imola.

The Red Bull junior spent the opening half of the race battling for position with Oliver Rasmussen.

After Hauger snatched the lead off the line, the pair swapped positions multiple times, but Hauger was eventually able to shake the Prema driver and pull away from the rest of the field.

As Rassmussen fought to stay ahead of Paul Aron, Hauger built an advantage of over four seconds on the way to his seventh win.

Guanluca Petecof got a poor start and dropped back to sixth before the safety car was called out at the end of lap one. The title contender passed Lucas Allecco Roy on the restart and closed onto the back of the fast starting Roee Meyuhas.

Meyuhas put up a good defence but Petecof was able to find a way though and rapidly closed the gap to Rasmussen.

The pair ran nose-to-tail in the closing stages of the race, with Petecof finding a way through on the final lap, denying his team-mate his first podium of the season.

Rassmussen came home fourth, ahead of Bhaitech’s Mikhael Belov.

Roy had been running inside the top 10 in the early stages of the race, but was forced to retire after colliding with Joshua Durksen.

Durksen was able to continue, though dropped down the order and was later handed a 25-second penalty.

Meyuhas spent the closing stages of the race leading a train of cars in sixth. Ivan Berets kept the pressure on the Cram Motorsport driver, but struggled to find a way through.

Berets was eventually able to make a move stick, but Meyuhas closed the door before Alessandro Famularo could follow the DRZ Motorsport driver through.

Jonny Edgar endured a difficult race after qualifying outside the top 10. The Red Bull junior slowly picked his way up through the order, joining the back of the train of cars battling for sixth.


Race results (17 laps)
Pos Driver Team Time
1 Dennis Hauger Van Amersfoort Racing 32m00.496s
2 Paul Aron Prema +4.016s
3 Gianluca Petecof Prema +6.833s
4 Oliver Rasmussen Prema +7.392s
5 Mikhael Belov Bhaitech +7.627s
6 Ivan Berets DRZ Benelli +13.708s
7 Roee Meyuhas Cram Motorsport +13.841s
8 Alessandro Famularo Prema +14.240s
9 Jonny Edgar Jenzer Motorsport +14.424s
10 Axel Gnos Jenzer Motorsport +23.942s
11 Filipe Ugran BVM Racing +24.444s
12 Jesse Salmenautio DRZ Benelli +25.671s
13 Francesco Simonazzi Cram Motorsport +35.797s
14 William Alatalo Mucke Motorsport +43.909s
15 Amna Al Qubaisi Abu Dhabi Racing by Prema +44.549s
16 Andrea Rosso Antonelli Motorsport +44.558s
17 Nicola Marinangeli Bhaitech +45.181s
18 Emidio Pesce Jenzer Motorsport +45.722s
19 Joshua Duerksen Mucke Motorsport +47.653s
20 Erwin Zanotti Mucke Motorsport +47.945s
21 Emilio Cipriani Cram Motorsport +49.264s
22 Sebastian Freymuth AS Motorsport +1m07.586s
23 Lorenzo Ferrari Antonelli Motorsport +1m29.706s
24 Daniel Vebster Cram Motorsport +1 lap
Ret Lucas Alecco Roy Van Amersfoort Racing
Ret Umberto Laganella Bhaitech
Ret Ido Cohen Van Amersfoort Racing
Fastest lap: Hauger, 1m45.192s

Championship standings
?Hauger 255? ?2?Petecof 202? ?3?Aron 142? ?4?Belov 121? ?5?Cohen 93? ?6?Stanek 88? ?7?Duerksen 87? ?8?Alatalo 82? ?9?Niklas Krutten 78? ?10?Edgar 71