F4 : RACE 3, MAISANO AND RUSSO WINNERS

F4 : RACE 3, MAISANO AND RUSSO WINNERS

HOT NEWS – TKART – FORMULA 4 (MUGELLO) – Andrea Russo keeps everyone in line in Race 3 of Round 3 of the Italian F4 Championship powered by Abarth

The last race of the Mugello weekend is packed with twists and turns for the Prema Power Team. Shortly before the start, Brandon Maisano raises his arm to signal a technical problem, thus invalidating the starting procedure. 

Race commissioners call for a new formation lap and, by the rules, the French driver has to start from the rear of the field. From here he sets off on a mad charge and, checking off one rival after the other like a daredevil, he conquers the lead two laps from the end and goes off to win.

His teammate Lance Stroll, instead, has a dodgy start that pushes Russo towards the edge of the track. The move costs him a “drive through” penalty  that compromises his final result: he ends sixth.

The Italian F4 championship competitor who finds the right pace this time is precisely Andrea Russo (Diegi Motorsport). He immediately flies up between Stroll and Drudi and when Stroll closes in on him, he holds on tight, looking for grip on the edge of the track, almost onto the pit lane. After Stroll gets penalized, he then does a good job of managing the race holding Valente at bay. Russo crosses the finish line second behind Maisano, which makes him the winner of Race 3  for the Italian F4 Championship powered by Abarth.
Alain Valente (Jenzer Motorsport) stands second behind him in the race chart, on a great rise from P7 on grid, proving he is becoming growingly comfortable at the wheel.
Joao Vieira (Antonelli Motorsport) manages to avoid the clash between two rivals and conquers the third step of the race podium
Speaking of the clashing duo, what a pity: Mattia Drudi (F&M S.r.l) does a nice start from row 2 and manages to run in the top positions, until the clash with Kasai (Prema Power Team ) sends him rolling down the track and puts an end to his race (fortunately without injuries).