Ferrari Driver Academy star Lance Stroll clinched his second victory of the weekend to extend his Italian F4 championship lead in the third race at Imola.
It was a relaxing Sunday drive for the 15-year-old Canadian for the most part. Having started on pole, Stroll had a good start and was never headed.
His teammate Brandon Maisano started seventh instead of second, after the stewards made a last-minute decision to hand the Frenchman a grid penalty for his clash with Andrea Russo in race two. Maisano had a strong start and moved up to fourth by the end of the first lap. Meanwhile, race two winner Mattia Drudi, promoted to second on the grid, stalled at the start, finishing down in 14th at the flag.
While Stroll pulled away, Maisano passed Russo for third, and soon got past Cairoli for second. Russo meanwhile, began to drop back, losing several positions before calling it quits. An error from Leonardo Pulcini dropped him to fifth behind Euronova teammate Ivan Matveev, the pair keeping their positions to the finish.
Edi Haxhiu took his highest finish in sixth for Cram, ahead of Italian Andrea Fontana. Alain Valente had an eventful race, getting a knock from Maltese driver Keith Camilleri after the latter steered into him when Valente was going past. He managed to recover to eighth, passing Mahaveer Raghunathan towards the end. Jenzer’s Lucas Mauron rounded off the top ten.
|1||Lance Stroll||Prema Powerteam||17 laps in 30:30.139|
|2||Brandon Maisano||Prema Powerteam||+3.461|
|3||Matteo Cairoli||Antonelli Motorsport||+15.473|
|4||Ivan Matveev||SMP Racing by Euronova||+22.250|
|5||Leonardo Pulcini||Euronova Racing by Fortec||+30.739|
|6||Edi Haxhiu||Cram Motorsport||+39.811|
|7||Andrea Fontana||Euronova Racing by Fortec||+48.071|
|8||Alain Valente||Jenzer Motorsport||+48.233|
|9||Mahaveer Raghunathan||F & M S.R.L||+48.515|
|10||Lucas Mauron||Jenzer Motorsport||+50.285|
|11||Bar Baruch||Israel F4||+55.101|
|12||Joao Vieira||Antonelli Motorsport||+1:15.434|
|13||Nico Rindlisbacher||Jenzer Motorsport||+1:34.189|
|14||Mattia Drudi||F & M S.R.L||+1 laps|
|15||Gustavo Bandeira||DAV Racing||+6 laps|
|Zackary Dante||Malta Formula Racing||+7 laps|
|Jonathan Giudice||Antonelli Motorsport||+8 laps|
|Giovanni Altoe||F & M S.R.L||+8 laps|
|Andrea Russo||Diegi Motorsport||+12 laps|
|Ali Al Khalifa||Jenzer Motorsport||+15 laps|
|Takashi Kasai||Prema Powerteam||+17 laps|
|Keith Camilleri||Malta Formula Racing||Excluded|