Wet and tricky Mugello, but Francesco redeems himself with a great Race 3
In the Round 4 of the Italian Formula 4 Championship, for Francesco a P9 in Race 1, the first 0 of the season arrives in Race 2, he closes a great Race 3 in fifth place starting from the eighth row
The Mugello weekend marks the passing of half of the championship, there are 3 races left at the end of the Italian Formula 4 championship. Between Thursday and Friday, sunny autumn days, 6 free practice sessions, Francesco always be in the top positions, there’s a good feeling with the Tuscan track. Saturday morning, the weather change radically, pouring rain, unfortunately the team did not have the opportunity to test with the wet track and the consequences are bad qualifying for all five Van Amersfoort Racing drivers, Francesco is unable to descend under the wall of 2’13 ”, consequently P15 in qualifying 1, P18 in qualifying 2 and P16 in qualifying 3, very bad start. In race 1, from the eighth row, it is not easy for Francesco to make his way. The situation is made even more difficult by the immense cloud of water that envelops the circuit, raised by the racing cars. An epic atmosphere. Despite everything and everyone, Francesco manages to recover by finishing in the top ten, P9. On Sunday morning the weather conditions seem to improve, but in Race 2 the circuit remains wet, Francesco tries another comeback, but things don’t go the right way and after just 3 laps, while he tries to overtake the two cars that they precede him, one of the contenders loses control of his car and hits Francesco’s. Both end up in gravel, end of the race, first 0 of the season. In race 3, the sun finally returns and the track dries up, a reaction is needed, and he gets to the top. We start from the eighth row, sixteenth place. Thirty minutes to redeem a very negative weekend, Francesco got used to us and incredible exploits and that half hour is enough for him to design a textbook race. Ten overtakes, some of which are very beautiful and exciting, and at the checkered flag he is fifth, an extraordinary result after a race full of emotions and passion, in which Francesco’s determination and desire for victory were seen. After the Mugello weekend, Francesco is third in the championship with 117 points behind Minì with 196 and Rosso with 121. There are still three weekends and 9 races to go until the end of the championship, Monza, Imola and Vallelunga.