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New Ferrari junior Camara fastest on final day of F4 testing at Mugello

by Ida Wood

Photo: Champions of the Future

Rafael Camara enjoyed a productive second Formula 4 test with Prema, setting the pace at Mugello on Friday.

The rubber that had been laid down from the previous day’s running was washed away overnight, with more difficult conditions facing drivers in the morning.

Marcus Amand, driving for US Racing, was quickest to adapt and sat atop the times for the first two hours of running. He brought the pace down from 2m13.5s to 2m11.7s, with Van Amersfoort Racing’s Oliver Gray and Brando Badoer his closest oppponents early on.

Prema then sent its drivers out on a set strategy in hour three and Ferrari juniors James Wharton and Rafael Camara went to the top, both comfortably faster than Amand.

There was no response from the Frenchman, who ended the morning in a Prema sandwich as he headed Charlie Wurz. US Racing’s Alex Dunne was the only other driver able to get into the 2m11s, while Wharton lapped in the 2m10s.

R-ace GP’s Nikhil Bohra was first on track in the afternoon, but he didn’t stay near the top of the timesheet as Dunne set a new benchmark in the 2m09s.

That stood for 15 minutes before Prema repeated its morning work, with Camara, Wurz and Wharton locking out the top three places.

The latter two had their best laps deleted, but there were no improvements from anyone else in the final few hours of the day and so new Ferrari signing Camara – who had previously tested several times with Cram Motorsport when he was first linked to being taken on by the Ferrari Driver Academy – ended up fastest by 0.125s over Wurz.

Wharton’s deleted lap dropped him to fourth behind Dunne, while Italian karter Andrea Frassineti surprised by going fifth fastest but over a second slower than Camara.

Gray was the only driver not to go faster in the afternoon and ended the day in 22nd place, while one of Jenzer Motorsport’s drivers skipped the morning and was slowest of all in the afternoon.

Test results

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Rafael Camara Prema 2m03.299s 53
2 Charlie Wurz Prema 2m04.424s +0.125s 55
3 Alex Dunne US Racing 2m03.784s +0.485s 38
4 James Wharton Prema 2m03.826s +0.527s 54
5 Andrea Frassineti Cars Racing 2m04.403s +1.104s 58
6 Brando Badoer Van Amersfoort Racing 2m04.745s +1.446s 55
7 Martinius Stenshorne Van Amersfoort Racing 2m04.796s +1.497s 64
8 Marcus Amand US Racing 2m04.859s +1.560s 56
9 Tukka Taponen Prema 2m05.456s +2.157s 55
10 Eron Rexhepi Jenzer Motorsport 2m05.619s +2.320s 40
11 Frederick Lund AKM Motorsport 2m05.624s +2.325s 68
12 Nikhil Bohra R-ace GP 2m05.750s +2.451s 58
13 Nicola Abrusci AKM Motorsport 2m05.751s +2.452s 72
14 Alfio Spina BWR Motorsports 2m05.833s +2.534s 50
15 Maya Weug Iron Lynx 2m05.925s +2.626s 64
16 Ricardo Escotto Cram Motorsport 2m06.047s +2.748s 61
17 Aiden Neate R-ace GP 2m06.891s +3.592s 50
18 Sohil Shah Iron Lynx 2m07.572s +4.273s 38
19 Yash Aradhya Iron Lynx 2m08.678s +5.379s 50
20 Ivan Domingues Iron Lynx 2m10.810s +7.511s 44
21 Victoria Blokhina Cram Motorsport 2m10.871s +7.572s 58
22 Oliver Gray Van Amersfoort Racing 2m12.513s +9.214s 61
23 Kinga Wojcik AS Motorsport 2m13.862s +10.563s 48
24 Emmo Fittipaldi Van Amersfoort Racing 2m14.074s +10.775s 57
25 Anshul Gandhi Cram Motorsport 2m16.083s +12.784s 52
26 #24 Jenzer Motorsport 2m25.583s +22.284s 12