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11/20/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/20/2020 09:38

Three Italian drivers vying for the title of the Italian F4 Championship powered by Abarth at Imola in the penultimate round of the championship

  • For the first time in seven editions, three Italian drivers are leading the standings with Gabriele Minì, Francesco Pizzi, and Andrea Rosso occupying the first three places of the ranking with just two weekends to go.
  • Some new young drivers, who took part in this week's group tests, will be making their F4 Championship debut in the Imola race.

It has been a hot week for the young drivers of the Italian F4 Championship powered by Abarth who are competing in the sixth and penultimate round of the championship on the Enzo and Dino Ferrari race circuit in Imola.

For the first time in seven editions, the challenge for the title sees Italian drivers in the lead and aiming for success. At the moment, Gabriele Minì (Prema Powertrain) is in the lead with 215 points, followed by Francesco Pizzi (Van Amersfoort Racing) with 179 points and Andrea Rosso (CRAM Motorsport) with 139 points. The three drivers secured three championship wins each, showing determination and talent especially considering that they are competing against 35 drivers from 18 different countries.

Some of the stars of the FIA ADAC F4 Championship powered by Abarth that has just ended have signed up for the Imola race, like Jonny Edgar from Britain, who won the German championship, and Jak Crawford from the USA, who came second in the final ranking. These two more contenders for the race weekend at the track formerly known as the Santerno are sure to make the fight for the title of the three Italians even more exciting.

No fewer than 38 drivers, many of whom were making their debut on Abarth single-seaters, took part in the group tests in Imola last Wednesday. Jak Crawford was the fastest in the tests with an assertive time lap of 1'43'800, the fastest of the day, clocking an impressive average of 170 km/h.

The program of the weekend features the official qualifiers on Saturday 21 November at 10.45 and 11.10 a.m. Race 1 will be held also on Saturday at 3.05 p.m. The other two heats will be held on Sunday, November 22 starting at 9.55 a.m. and 3.20 p.m. Live streaming on www.acisport.it.

Ranking of the Italian F4 Championship powered by Abarth 1. Gabriele Minì (ITA, Prema Powerteam) 215; 2. Francesco Pizzi (ITA, Van Amersfoort Racing) 179; 3. Andrea Rosso (ITA; CRAM Motorsport) 139.

Turin, November 20, 2020