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Ogaard dominates Spanish F4 race one at Valencia Ricardo Tormo

by Alejandro Alonso Lopez

Photo: Spanish F4

Sebastian Ogaard won the Spanish Formula 4 opener at Valencia Ricardo Tormo after taking the lead at the start, in what was a perfect afternoon for Campos Racing.

The Dane crossed the line over 10 seconds ahead of team-mate Pepe Marti in a Campos one-two on home soil for the team.

Drivex School’s Max Arkhangelskiy was third after Formula de Campeones’ Quique Bordas received a two-second time penalty for exceeding track limits.

A blistering start from Ogaard immediately earned him the lead, while poleman Dilano van’t Hoff dropped to second place.

The safety car was deployed before the end of the lap to recover Guilherme Oliveira’s car from the gravel. He was able to rejoin the race after the marshalls pushed him back to the track.

Daniel Macia passed van’t Hoff for second place on the restart, just after the finish line. However, the championship leader wouldn’t give up the position easily.

The battle between the two ended up with van’t Hoff losing his front wing after tapping Macia’s rear-right tyre, causing a puncture which forced him to retire.

Having to pit for a new front wing ended up with van’t Hoff’s hopes of a good result too, and he finished 20th but with a point for fastest lap.

It was also an eventful afternoon for Vladislav Ryabov. The Russian had recovered from a really bad start by making some bold moves on Gil Molina and Suleiman Zanfari to gain sixth place. Unfortunately, mechanical issues in the closing stages of the race resulted in him dropping again to the back of the pack.

He was also handed a 2s penalty, while Oliveira copped one of those and then a 30s penalty that meant he was classified in last place.

Race results (16 laps)

Pos Driver Team Time
1 Sebastian Ogaaard Campos Racing 27m09.891s
2 Pepe Marti Campos Racing +10.940s
3 Max Arkhangelskiy Drivex School +12.380s
4 Rik Koen MP Motorsport +13.174s
5 Quique Bordas Formula de Campeones +13.850s
6 Suleiman Zanfari MP Motorsport +13.830s
7 Gil Molina MP Motorsport +15.470s
8 Branden Lee Oxley Drivex School +17.693s
9 Noam Abramczyck Drivex School +19.287s
10 Alex Garcia Campos Racing +20.238s
11 Filip Jenic Teo Martin Motorsport +20.934s
12 Noah Degnbol MP Motorsport +21.479s
13 Miron Pingasov MP Motorsport +22.862s
14 Alex Partyshev Campos Racing +23.934s
15 Emely de Heus MP Motorsport +24.839s
16 Georg Kelstrup MP Motorsport +25.755s
17 Oliver Michl Teo Martin Motorsport +27.596s
18 Anshul Gandhi Global Racing Service +33.707s
19 Jorge Campos Teo Martin Motorsport +34.609s
20 Dilano van’t Hoff MP Motorsport +40.509s
21 Vladislav Ryabov Global Racing Service +43.919s
22 Guilherme Oliveira Drivex School +57.304s
Ret Lola Lovinfosse Drivex School  
Ret Daniel Macia Formula de Campeones  
Ret Manuel Esperito Santo MP Motorsport  

Fastest lap: van’t Hoff, 1m34.074s

Championship standings
van’t Hoff 230   Ogaard 139   3 Marti 121   4 Macia 111   5 Bordas 93   6 Arkhangelskiy 64   7 Degnbol 60   8 Kelstrup 56   9 Koen 56   10 Ryabov 50