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Montoya stays ahead on second day of Italian F4 test at Mugello

by Roger Gascoigne

Photo: ACI Sport

Sebastian Montoya topped the timing sheet on day two of Italian Formla 4’s Mugello test, as cooler track temperatures led to improved laptimes for most.

The Prema driver set the fastest lap of Wednesday on his penultimate lap in the fourth and final 55-minute session of the day. He was quickest in all three sectors to record a 1m 47.819s, 0.310 seconds faster than his day-topping Tuesday best.

Leonardo Fornaroli again was second fastest for Iron Lynx with a 1m48.050s, set towards the end of the cooler morning session. However, he was unable to improve on that later in the day.

Montoya (1m48.012s) and US Racing’s Tim Tramnitz (1m48.085s) respectively topped the two morning sessions. Tramnitz was unable to improve after but still ended Wednesday third fastest.

Mercedes-AMG Formula 1 junior Andrea Kimi Antonelli continued to demonstrate his promise following his single-seater racing debut at the Red Bull Ring last weekend. He was fourth fastest on Wednesday with a 1m48.156s set in session one, an improvement of 0.535s from Tuesday. He recorded several laps that were good enough to place him in fourth.

Mucke Motorsport’s Joshua Dürksen was fifth fastest, just ahead of Kiril Smal (Prema), Lorenzo Patrese (AKM Motorsport) and Conrad Laursen (Prema).

After dominating session one, Prema’s sextet of drivers were off the pace in sessions two and three, with none featuring in the top 10. This allowed other teams to figure more prominently, and the early afternoon session was headed by AS Motorsport’s Kacper Sztuka with a 1m48.921s.

All of the prominent karters testing made significant gains from Tuesday, with Rafael Camara (Cram Motorsport) posting an impressive improvement of 0.617s to go 21st fastest.

Tuesday’s fifth-fastest driver, Francesco Simonazzi, did not take part in Wednesday’s F4 sessions. Instead, he was in the group for mixed single-seaters where he drove BVM Racing’s new Dallara 320 which he recently raced to two non-eligible wins in the F2000 Italian Trophy. Enzo Trulli was also in action with Facondini Racing.

Test results

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Sebastian Montoya Prema 1m47.819s 70
2 Leonardo Fornaroli Iron Lynx 1m48.050s +0.231s 52
3 Tim Tramnitz US Racing 1m48.085s +0.266s 74
4 Andrea Kimi Antonelli Prema 1m48.156s +0.337s 73
5 Joshua Duerksen Mucke Motorsport 1m48.196s +0.377s 66
6 Kirill Smal Prema 1m48.225s +0.406s 65
7 Lorenzo Patrese AKM Motorsport 1m48.252s +0.433s 63
8 Conrad Laursen Prema 1m48.255s +0.436s 67
9 Charlie Wurz Prema 1m48.463s +0.644s 70
10 Francesco Braschi Jenzer Motorsport 1m48.468s +0.649s 65
11 Hamda Al Qubaisi Prema 1m48.525s +0.706s 72
12 Santiago Ramos Jenzer Motorsport 1m48.591s +0.772s 55
13 Piotr Wisnicki Jenzer Motorsport 1m48.607s +0.788s 52
14 Erick Zuniga Mucke Motorsport 1m48.610s +0.791s 60
15 Kacper Sztuka AS Motorsport 1m48.630s +0.811s 78
16 Pietro Armanni Iron Lynx 1m48.689s +0.870s 76
17 Pedro Perino US Racing 1m48.751s +0.932s 65
18 Maya Weug Iron Lynx 1m48.802s +0.983s 79
19 Leonardo Bizzotto BVM Racing 1m48.843s +1.024s 69
20 Joshua Dufek Van Amersfoort Racing 1m48.966s +1.147s 42
21 Rafael Camara Cram Motorsport 1m49.002s +1.183s 63
22 Levente Revesz AKM Motorsport 1m49.024s +1.205s 79
23 Cenyu Han Cram Motorsport 1m49.037s +1.218s 80
24 Nicolas Baptiste Cram Motorsport 1m49.104s +1.285s 88
25 Jonas Ried Mucke Motorsport 1m49.306s +1.487s 75
26 Brando Badoer AKM Motorsport 1m49.417s +1.598s 73
27 Kim Hwarang Jenzer Motorsport 1m49.551s +1.732s 72
28 Samir Ben Jenzer Motorsport 1m49.560s +1.741s 65
29 Jorge Garciarce Jenzer Motorsport 1m49.709s +1.819s 60
30 Jesse Carrasquedo Jr BVM Racing 1m49.813s +1.994s 63
31 Nikhil Bohra AKM Motorsport 1m50.032s +2.213s 85