US Racing’s Kacper Sztuka was fastest on the second day of Formula 4 testing at Mugello, and by just 0.064 seconds over Prema’s Arvid Lindblad.
Sztuka was already close to his ultimate pace in the opening session of Wedneday, setting a 1m47.780s to lead Lindblad by 0.037s. Van Amersfoort Racing’s Mattheus Ferreira was third fastest, and his 1m48.018s laptime ended up being his fastest of the day. The top 19 were covere by 0.939s in the first session.
It was Sztuka who was on top again in the second session, and he made a slim improvement of 0.027s by setting a 1m47.753s. That would stand as the benchmark laptime of the two-day test, and within the session it was a marker that nobody got near to.
His team-mate Akshay Bohra was second fastest, 0.524s off the pace, with Zachary David completing a US Racing 1-2-3 while going 0.741s slower than Sztuka. Lindblad and BVM Racing’s Alfio Spina were the only other two drivers within a second of the pace.
Session three in the afternoon was considerably slower, with a 1m48.904s good enough to put David at the top of the timesheet by 0.2s over Sztuka. Bohra was a further 0.08s behind, and Freddie Slater was fourth fastest. Although Slater raced for Prema in Euro 4’s Monza round last weekend, this week he has been testing with Van Amersfoort Racing.
The track got slightly faster in the day’s final session, but drivers were not lapping at the speed they did in the morning. Ugo Ugochukwu set a 1m48.375s to top the times by just 0.018s over Lindblad, with Tuukka Taponen completing a Prema-filled top three that were covere by 0.023s.
Higher level single-seaters ran in seperate sessions, and Euroformula points leader Noel Leon set the pace among the drivers in GP3 cars. There was just 0.196s covering the top three Formula Regional drivers.
The Italian F4 championship races at Mugello next weekend, and it has just announced that its visit to the track next season has been pushed back a week to July 13/14.
Day one results
|3||Laurens van Hoepen||Jenzer Motorsport||1m36.344s||+0.271s||46|
|4||Charlie Wurz||Jenzer Motorsport||1m36.860s||+0.787s||65|
|6||Max Esterson||Jenzer Motorsport||1m37.424s||+1.351s||65|
|2||Pedro Clerot||Van Amersfoort Racing||1m43.725s||+0.004s||80|
|3||Ivan Domingues||Van Amersfoort Racing||1m43.917s||+0.196s||64|
|6||Yaroslav Veselaho||Winfield Racing School||1m46.937s||+3.216s||34|
|1||Kacper Sztuka||US Racing||1m47.753s||71|
|3||Matheus Ferreira||Van Amersfoort Racing||1m48.018s||+0.265s||68|
|5||Zachary David||US Racing||1m48.146s||+0.393s||65|
|6||Akshay Bohra||US Racing||1m48.160s||+0.407s||68|
|7||Rashid Al Dhaheri||Prema||1m48.292s||+0.539s||62|
|10||Gianmarco Pradel||US Racing||1m48.448s||+0.695s||68|
|11||Nandhavud Bhirombhakdi||PHM Racing||1m48.462s||+0.709s||62|
|12||Ruiqi Liu||US Racing||1m48.517s||+0.764s||70|
|13||Jack Beeton||Van Amersfoort Racing||1m48.537s||+0.784s||68|
|14||Raphael Narac||R-ace GP||1m48.543s||+0.790s||71|
|15||Freddie Slater||Van Amersfoort Racing||1m48.553s||+0.800s||69|
|16||James Egozi||PHM Racing||1m48.576s||+0.823s||70|
|17||Ethan Ischer||Jenzer Motorsport||1m48.631s||+0.878s||61|
|19||Alfio Spina||BVM Racing||1m48.709s||+0.956s||69|
|20||Ariel Elkin||Jenzer Motorsport||1m48.852s||+1.099s||68|
|21||Kim Hwarang||Jenzer Motorsport||1m48.940s||+1.187s||65|
|22||Matteo Quintarelli||R-ace GP||1m48.967s||+1.214s||71|
|23||Valentin Kluss||PHM Racing||1m49.061s||+1.308s||78|
|24||Tina Hausmann||AKM Motorsport||1m49.120s||+1.367s||54|
|25||Pablo Sarrazin||Van Amersfoort Racing||1m49.125s||+1.372s||67|
|28||Lin Hodenius||Van Amersfoort Racing||1m49.389s||+1.636s||72|
|29||Giacomo Pedrini||PHM Racing||1m49.593s||+1.840s||74|
|30||Finn Wiebelhaus||AS Motorsport||1m49.604s||+1.851s||14|
|31||Simon Zhang||Jenzer Motorsport||1m49.625s||+1.872s||65|
|32||#71 Molnar||BVM Racing||1m49.808s||+2.055s||70|
|34||#60 AKM 4||AKM Motorsport||1m50.079s||+2.326s||70|
|35||Lucas Viisoreanu||Real Racing Team||1m50.152s||+2.399s||62|
|36||Manuel Quondamcarlo||AS Motorsport||1m50.159s||+2.406s||72|
|37||Victoria Blokhina||PHM Racing||1m50.226s||+2.473s||65|
|38||Frederik Lund||AKM Motorsport||1m50.316s||+2.562s||75|
|39||Ismail Akhmed||Van Amersfoort Racing||1m50.555s||+2.802s||54|