Red Bull Ring 12-14 July

Ready for Austria

The appointments of the Formula Regional European Championship certified by FIA and the Italian F4 Championship powered by Abarth continue. After a week from the last racing weekend, the series starts again, heading for Red Bull Ring (   Spielberg bei Knittelfeld, Austria) for the second European race in a row. Once again, the two series will go along the same path, to facilitate the logistics of the many teams involved in both championships. The number of drivers that will engage the battle on the 4318 m of the Austrian track will be this time 47.

Great interest in Formula Regional for Frederik Vesti (Prema Powerteam), after the triple victory at Hungaroring, achievement obtained despite the technical difficulties (a suspension broken in race 3). His supremacy in the last racing weekend was only threatened by his teammates, Ollie Caldwell and Enzo Fittipaldi, who gave the team a three times podium.
Great expectations on the trio, which is now leading the drivers’ standings, but the other competitors, certainly, won’t just sit back and watch. Good results also for Siebert (US Racing), Fraga (DR Formula RP Motorsport), Schumacher (US Racing) and Flörsch (Van Amersfoort Racing), who will try as much as possible to stop Prema in the neo-born Formula Regional European Championship.

Different situation in the Italian Formula 4 Championship powered by Abarth, where a vigorous challenge between Prema Powerteam and Van Amersfoort Racing drivers is taking place. Great performance for the Norwegian Hauger (Van Amersfoort Racing), who won two out of three races in Hungary, but there is still Gianluca Petecof (Prema Powerteam) on top of the standings, even though with a reduced gap. The struggle is still open even for the third place, currently occupied by Joshua Dürksen (BWT Mucke Motorsport), only three points ahead from the Russian Belov (Bhaitech Srl).  Everything still to be decided also for the Rookies, the separate ranking dedicated to those drivers debuting in the series, with Dürksen now leading, followed by Paul Aron (Prema Powerteam) and Daniel Vebster (Cram Motorsport), but the balances are far from being fixed, with Roman Stanek (US Racing) and Jonny Edgar (Jenzer Motorsport) not far from the first positions.

The Austrian weekend is, due to that, very crucial, and the last foreign appointment of the Italian F4 Championship powered by Abarth, before its conclusion after three more racing weekends in Italy.

The lights will be on at the Red Bull Ring, starting from the 8:30 am of Friday 12th July, with the free practices. Saturday 12 the qualifying practices and race 1, then race 2 and 3 the day after.