A fourth win of the season for Leonardo Lorandi at Imola has put the Bhaitech driver back in the lead of the Italian Formula 4 Championship.
Lorandi started the race in third, behind Jenzer Motorsport’s Federico Malvestiti and Prema’s Enzo Fittipaldi, the pre-race championship leader.
A strong start immediately put Lorandi on the tail of the poleman, while Fittipaldi also got passed by Malvestiti’s team-mate Giorgio Carrara after a failed return move on Lorandi.
It took four laps before Lorandi could get past Malvesititi, and once ahead he looked in control.
In the closing laps of the race a safety car was required due to an incident involving Mucke Motorsport’s Ido Cohen and Jenzer’s Oliver Rasmussen. There were two minutes left of the race when the safety car left, and Lorandi was able to put 1.291 seconds between himself and Malvestiti in the time remaining.
Carrara just held off Fittipaldi, who is now 12 points behind Lorandi in the standings.
Petr Ptacek beat Gianluca Petecof to fifth, taking the rookie class win in the process.
Mucke Motorsport duo Niklas Krutten and William Alatalo finished seventh and eighth, with Olli Caldwell and Ian Rodriguez completing the top 10.
Race results (16 laps)
|2||Federico Malvestiti||Jenzer Motorsport||+1.291s|
|3||Giorgio Carrara||Jenzer Motorsport||+2.301s|
|7||Niklas Krutten||Mucke Motorsport||+3.655s|
|8||William Alatalo||Mucke Motorsport||+4.381s|
|10||Ian Rodriguez||DRZ Benelli||+5.296s|
|11||Gregoire Saucy||Jenzer Motorsport||+5.692s|
|12||Diego Bertonelli||Alma Racing||+6.462s|
|14||Javier Gonzalez||Jenzer Motorsport||+7.749s|
|15||Nazim Azman||Jenzer Motorsport||+8.628s|
|16||Ilya Morozov||Cram Motorsport||+8.811s|
|17||Umberto Laganella||Cram Motorsport||+9.446s|
|18||Oliver Rasmussen||Jenzer Motorsport||+10.279s|
|19||Emilio Cipriani||Cram Motorsport||+11.970s|
|20||Amna Al Qubaisi||Prema||+12.136s|
|22||Axel Gnos||AS Motorsport||+16.341s|
|23||Marzio Moretti||BVM Racing||+18.190s|
|24||Fabio Venditti||Corbetta Competizioni||+20.376s|
|25||Andrea Dell’Accio||Cram Motorsport||+1 lap|
|Ret||Ido Cohen||Mucke Motorsport|
|Ret||Gastone Sampieri||BVM Racing|
|Ret||Edoardo Morricone||DR Formula|
|Pole: Malvestiti, 1m45.098s? ? ? Fastest lap: Ptacek, 1m46.206s