Race 2: first Formula 4 victory for Mattia Drudi

The driver from Rimini got the first success for his tean F&M, dominating the race ahead of Andrea Russo. At the last lap Stroll (Prema Power Team) clinched P2, ahead of Alan Valente (Jenzer Motorsport).

DRUDI ON A HIGH. Mattia Drudi made it, and now looks at the championship with more determination. The driver from Rimini in force at team F&M secured his – and also team's – first win in F.4. which made the team the fourth victorious squad in the Italian F.4 Championship by Abarth in the fifth race of the season just started. Four different winners so far and some others are ready to claim the victory in Race-3 at Imola.
THE CLIMB TO THE PODIUM. Race-2 start had race-1 top 10 grid inversion and therefore the Brazilian Gustavo Bandeira (Dav Racing) started from the pole position. He was passed by Andrea Russo (Diegi Motorsport) and by a very determined Mattia Drudi at the start. The challenge among the two last about half race when Drudi moved a successful attack to Russo and then started progressively to pull away. The French driver Brandon Maisano and the Canadian Lance Stroll (both racing for Prema Power team), kept recovering positions as they started from row 5. The pairing managed to get into Russo's slipstream and during the last lap the Italian was attacked by Maisano. A contact between the two at Tamburello chicane took Russo off the battle for the podium as he got a puncture in the episode. The race ended with Drudi crossing the line in first, Stroll in second and the Swiss Alan Valente (Jenzer Motorsport) third, ahead of Leonardo Pulcini (Euronova by Fortec).
FINAL CHALLENGE IN RACE 3, LIVE ON RAI SPORT 2 AT 16:50HRS The final race at the circuit of Santerno will take place this afternoon at local 16:50hrs with live coverage on Rai Sport 2. Among the spectators on track, former Ferrari's Team Principal Stefano Domenicali did not miss the chance to follow F.4. race-2 from the pit wall.