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Stroll cruises to victory in opening Italian F4 race

by Gruz David
Photo: ACI Sport

Photo: ACI Sport

Canadian Lance Stroll converted his pole position to victory in the first ever Italian F4 race at Adria Raceway.

The Ferrari Driver Academy member, who started from pole position, completed a mistake-free race, slowly but surely building a gap of seven seconds to his rivals.

His teammate Brandon Maisano completed a Prema Powerteam 1-2 with 17-year-old Italian Andrea Russo finishing third in his debut race in cars.

Porsche Carrer Cup Italy regular?Matteo Cairoli and Formula Renault NEC driver?Ukyo Sasahara secured fourth and fifth respectively, closely followed by karting graduates Mattia Drudi, Alain Valente?and Leonardo Pulcini.

The top ten is completed by?DAV Racing’s Gustavo Bandeira and SMP-backed Ivan Matveev.

Race results
Pos. Driver Team Time/Gap
1 Lance Stroll Prema Powerteam 30:32.303
2 Brandon Maisano Prema Powerteam +7.377
3 Andrea Russo Diegi Motorsport +11.469
4 Matteo Cairoli Antonelli Motorsport +14.323
5 Ukyo Sasahara Euronova Racing +18.560
6 Mattia Drudi Cram Motorsport +20.207
7 Alain Valente Jenzer Motorsport +23.780
8 Leonardo Pulcini Euronova Racing +24.146
9 Gustavo Bandeira DAV Racing +33.712
10 Ivan Matveev SMP Racing by Euronova +38.093
11 Max Defourny Cram Motorsport +40.505
12 Takashi Kasai Prema Powerteam +40.693
13 Nico Rindlisbacher Jenzer Motorsport +46.009
14 Joao Vieira Antonelli Motorsport +51.744
15 Lucas Mauron Jenzer Motorsport +53.064
16 Edi Haxhiu Cram Motorsport +54.544
17 Bar Baruch Israel F4 +56.839
18 Keith Camilleri Malta Formula Racing +1:17.258
19 Giovanni Altoe Cram Motorsport +1:17.828
20 Jonathan Giudice Antonelli Motorsport +1 lap
21 Zack Dante Malta Formula Racing +1 lap
22 Ali Al Khalifa Jenzer Motorsport +3 laps