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Lance Stroll charges to race two win at Mugello from ninth

by Peter Allen
Lance Stroll

Photo: ACI Sport

Lance Stroll claimed his fourth win of the Italian F4 campaign in the eighth race of the season at Mugello from ninth on the reverse grid.

The Canadian did much of his hard work on the first lap, climbing to third. On lap two he disposed of pole-sitting Prema team-mate Takashi Kasai, and stole the lead away from Andrea Russo on lap three.

Russo, who had himself gone from fifth to first on the opening lap, stayed within a second of Stroll until lap eight, when the Ferrari ace began to open up a margin that stood at 5.4 seconds by the chequered flag on lap 11.

Leonardo Pulcini completed the podium from eighth on the grid, passing Kasai with two laps left and then holding off race one winner Brandon Maisano, who progressed up from tenth the hard way having only made up one place on lap one.

Kasai finished fifth ahead of Mattia Drudi, while Joao Vieira passed Andrea Fontana and Gustavo Bandeira to take seventh. Between Bandeira and Fontana, Alain Valente finished ninth.

Race results
Pos Driver? Team Time/Gap
1 Lance Stroll Prema Powerteam 11 laps in 20:47.225
2 Andrea Russo Diegi Motorsport +5.438
3 Leonardo Pulcini Euronova Racing +7.397
4 Brandon Maisano Prema Powerteam +7.864
5 Takashi Kasai Prema Powerteam +11.261
6 Mattia Drudi Cram Motorsport +12.732
7 Joao Vieira Antonelli Motorsport +24.613
8 Gustavo Bandeira DAV Racing +26.228
9 Alain Valente Jenzer Motorsport +26.496
10 Andrea Fontana Euronova Racing +28.305
11 Bar Baruch Israel F4 +28.487
12 Nico Rindlisbacher Jenzer Motorsport +29.883
13 Mahaveer Raghunathan Cram Motorsport +33.317
14 Lucas Mauron Jenzer Motorsport +33.465
15 Ivan Matveev SMP Racing by Euronova +34.061
16 Edi Haxhiu Cram Motorsport +34.433
17 Keith Camilleri Malta Formula Racing +53.336
18 Giovanni Altoe Cram Motorsport +1:44.765
19 Zackary Dante Malta Formula Racing +2 laps
20 Ali Al Khalifa Jenzer Motorsport +4 laps
Not classified
Jonathan Giudice Antonelli Motorsport +10 laps