Excellent conclusion of a “weekend of brawl” for Francesco Pizzi, still first in the drivers’ standings
Strange Round 2 of the Italian F4 Championship, with rain in Race 2, and many accidents. Overall during qualifying characterized by a Red Flag in the final. In the end Francesco did a P6, a P10 and a P2 keeping the first position in the championship.
The second weekend of the Italian F4 championship didn’t start good for Francesco, qualifying were interrupted by a Red Flag in the final due to the spin of Montoya. At the end the starting grids didn’t smile, fifth row in Race 1, tenth in Race 2 and third in Race 3.
In Race 1 Francesco starts tenth and need to recover positions, the race is difficult and characterized by Safety Cars that shorten the distances and slow down the group. In the end Francesco manages to finish sixth with tenacity and skill. The winner is Ugran.
Race 2 is the most difficult, both because we start from the tenth row and because there is pouring rain on the track. It starts with Safety Car, to get the drivers used to the weather conditions, when the official Lamborghini went out the real race begins. There is little time and the track is dangerous, but this does not prevent Francesco from being able to wriggle between various brawls and finish 10 recovering as many as 9 positions. More could not be done, waiting for Race 3.
At 14:50 the rain is gone, Francesco starts sixth and aims for the podium. And the podium arrives, after an exceptional race and an amazing recovery he manages to pass everyone, even Rosso almost, it would have been a historic victory, it was an incredible second place, which allows him to maintain the first place in the standings in the championship.
Next Round of the Italian Championship will be on September 13 at the Red Bull Ring for another great Formula 4 weekend which, also thanks to Francesco, is becoming more and more exciting.