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Van’t Hoff heads Spanish F4 test at Jerez, Fisichella student joins

by Ida Wood

Photo: Spanish F4

Championship leader Dilano van’t Hoff was fastest in Spanish Formula 4’s two-day in-season test at Jerez this week.

The Dutchman’s MP Motorsport team-mates initially set the pace, as Suleiman Zanfari started Wednesday as the quickest.

He set a 1m44.973s lap that put him 0.079 seconds up on team-mate Rik Koen, with Drivex’s Branden Lee Oxley and Global Racing Service’s Vladislav Ryabov also bettering van’t Hoff.

The pace improved considerably in the day’s second session, and Formula de Campeones’ Daniel Macia went fastest with a 1m43.664s.

Koen was the only other driver to lap sub-1m44s, and this time van’t Hoff was fifth behind Ryabov and Macia’s team-mate Quique Bordas. After missing the opening session, Drivex’s Lola Lovinfosse joined the action.

Manuel Esperito Santo was the next MP driver to go sub-1m44s by topping session three, finishing the first afternoon session 0.015s up on Koen. Lovinfosse sat out this session, and team-mate Noam Abramczyk stepped in.

Macia’s benchmark stood through session four, but van’t Hoff and Campos Racing’s Pepe Marti slotted themselves into fourth and fifth overall by breaking the 1m44s barrier. Koen ended the day sixth, ahead of Max Arkhangelskiy (Drivex).

Van’t Hoff shot to the top at the start of Thursday, and was one of three drivers to break into the 1m42s in session one which was ended early. All but Lovinfosse didn’t improve on their previous best, while this time Oxley sat out.

The 1m42.584s lap of van’t Hoff stood as best of the test, with Esperito Santo, Drivex’s Guilherme Oliveira and Arkhangelskiy topping the remaining sessions but not getting near it.

Esperito Santo and Lovinfosse did improve, but the order was already set. More red flags interrupted the day, and Drivex’s drivers were absent again, along with Macia, Bordas and Noah Degnbol in the final session.

The extra drivers included F4 drivers in Prema’s Charlie Wurz (driving for Campos), and BVM Racing’s Eron Rexhepi (with Formula de Campeones) as well as karters.

The returning MOL Racing team ran Italians Niko Lacorte and Alfio Spina, the 2021 Italian Karting champion, Slovakia’s Lucas Malekwas – 26th in this year’s CIK-FIA European Karting Championship – was with Drivex and factory Parolin river Valerio Rinicella tested with Regium Motorsport. Rinicella is part of the Top Gun by Pro Racing project launched by Giancarlo Fisichella.

Test results

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Dilano van’t Hoff MP Motorsport 1m42.584s 122
2 Max Arkhangelskiy Drivex School 1m42.855s +0.270s 121
3 Rik Koen MP Motorsport 1m42.882s +0.297s 108
4 Manuel Espirito Santo MP Motorsport 1m43.036s +0.452s 122
5 Suleiman Zanfari MP Motorsport 1m43.081s +0.496s 125
6 Noah Degnbol MP Motorsport 1m43.099s +0.514s 101
7 Daniel Macia Formula de Campeones 1m43.192s +0.608s 113
8 Charlie Wurz Campos Racing 1m43.213s +0.628s 107
9 Georg Kelstrup MP Motorsport 1m43.213s +0.628s 123
10 Sebastian Ogaard Campos Racing 1m43.233s +0.648s 98
11 Vladislav Ryabov Global Racing Service 1m43.322s +0.737s 141
12 Guilherme Oliveira Drivex School 1m43.335s +0.750s 109
13 Niko Lacorte MOL Racing 1m43.417s +0.832s 133
14 Pepe Marti Campos Racing 1m43.531s +0.946s 124
15 Quique Bordas Formula de Campeones 1m43.537s +0.952s 117
16 Gil Molina MP Motorsport 1m43.573s +0.988s 130
17 Oliver Michl Teo Martin Motorsport 1m43.618s +1.033s 105
18 Jorge Campos Teo Martin Motorsport 1m43.730s +1.145s 103
19 Lukas Malek Drivex School 1m43.978s +1.393s 130
20 Alex Partyshev Campos Racing 1m44.018s +1.433s 111
21 Miron Pingasov MP Motorsport 1m44.104s +1.519s 118
22 Noam Abramczyk Drivex School 1m44.277s +1.692s 57
23 Branden Lee Oxley Drivex School 1m44.356s +1.772s 76
24 Emely de Heus MP Motorsport 1m44.481s +1.896s 137
25 Eron Rexhepi Formula de Campeones 1m44.544s +1.959s 128
26 Valerio Rinicella Regium Motorsport 1m44.757s +2.172s 140
27 Alfio Spina MOL Racing 1m45.292s +2.708s 134
28 Lola Lovinfosse Drivex School 1m45.756s +3.172s 102