Imola marks the turning point of the Italian F.4 Championship Powered by Abarth Certified by FIA

30 cars at the start of the fourth round at the Enzo and Dino Ferrari circuit in Imola. Bearman tries to extend his lead over Montoya, Smal and Fornaroli. Among the rookies Bizzotto tries to keep the leadership.

Imola (BO) - 22 July 2021 - It will be a hot weekend for the thirty drivers of the Italian F.4 Championship Powered by Abarth Certified by FIA at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari of Imola. On the banks of the Santerno the Tatuus single-seaters, powered by Abarth and tyred Pirelli, will have to deal with very high temperatures that will test the young drivers, protagonists of the ACI Sport propaedeutic series. The program includes two free practice sessions on Friday with the green lights that will be lit at 11.25 am and at 4.40 pm. On Saturday morning at 9.40 am the official practice will start and it will decide who will start from the pole position. Race 1 is scheduled on Saturday at 4.10pm, while on Sunday the second race will start at 10.20am with race 3 that will close the fourth round of the Italian series at 5.15pm. All the races will be broadcast live streaming on the YouTube channel "Italian F4 Championship by Abarth'', on the Facebook page of the championship and on with the possibility of choosing the commentary in Italian or English with the voices of Guido Schittone and Ian Salvestrin.


The man to beat remains the British driving for Van Amersfoort Racing, Oliver Bearman. After the first three appointments, the 16-year-old from Essex has already obtained 5 victories, two second places and a third place in nine races held. An impressive record for the British driver who, at Imola, will once again be able to take advantage of the absence of the German driver Tim Tramnitz (US Racing). In pursuit of Bearman, Sebastian Montoya (Prema Powerteam) is looking for the first victory in the Italian series, while Kirill Smal (Prema Powerteam) is looking for continuity, missing in the first part of the season. It is expected the redemption of Leonardo Fornaroli (Iron Lynx), the absolute protagonist in Misano and in trouble on the circuit of Vallelunga. Several, however, the drivers who race after race are progressing, getting into the points, as Hamda Al Qubaisi (Prema Powerteam), Bence Valint (Van Amersfoort Racing), Joshua Durksen (Muecke Motorsport) and Piotr Wisnicki (Jenzer Motorsport).

The fight for the rookie standings is getting more and more exciting. The leader is Leonardo Bizzotto (BVM racing) who in the first rounds of the season has shown great continuity and thanks to this he was able to conquer the top of the standings. His leadership, however, is threatened by several pretenders to the title as Condrad Laursen (Prema Powrteam), Lorenzo Patrese (AKM Motorsport), Maya Weug (Iron Lynx - Ferrari Driver Academy), Jonas Ried (Muecke Motorsport), Nikita Bedrin (Van Amersfoort Racing) and Kacper Sztuka (AS Motorsport), all within 37 points.