Beautiful clear skies but just 10 degrees for Race 1, that also saw Colombo win the Rookie Trophy and Wohlwend the Women’s Trophy Monza 30/10/2016 – The three protagonists in the fight for the Italian F4 Championship powered by Abarth; the German Mick Schumacher (Prema Power Team), the Argentine Marcos Siebert (Jenzer Motorsport) and the Mexican Raul Guzman (DR Formula) finished in this order in the opening race at Monza. But for Schumacher the race was decided off the start – from third on the grid who moved straight into the lead – as his main rivals, Siebert and Guzman, challenged superbly from the lowly qualifying positions of 11th and 10th respectively. Just off the podium was the first Rookie, the Italian Lorenzo Colombo (Bhaitech) who raged a fantastic battle for practically the whole race with the Chinese driver Ye Yifei (Kfzteile24 Mucke Motorsport) who was fifth. He was followed by the Dutchman Job Van Uitert (Jenzer Motorsport), the Italian Giacomo Altoé (Bhaitech), Guatemalan driver Ian Rodriguez (DRZ Benelli), the American Jaden Conwright (Vincenzo Sospiri Racing) and the Brazilian Mauro Auricchio (ADM Motorsport) rounding out the top ten. It was not the best race for the polesitter, the Venezuelen Sebastian Fernandez: after he was passed off the start by Schumacher, he had in incident in the Lesmo curves that dropped him to mid-pack and at the end of the race was classified 22nd.
The fight for the championship is therefore now down to a fight between 2 drivers; Marcos Siebert (223 points) and Mick Schumacher (205). Raul Guzman can now no longer win the title.
As for the Rookie Trophy, behind the winner Lorenzo Colombo was his team mate Altoé who was 7th outright, followed by Rodriguez (8th outright after coming from grid 19), Conwright (9th outright) and the American Juan Correa (Prema Power Team) 11th overall.
The Women’s Trophy was won by Fabienne Wohlwend who had her best result of the season coming home 12th and the 6th Rookie.
The seventh round continues at 12:30 with Race 2 (over a duration of 28 minutes + 1 lap) and at 16:30 with Race 3 (18 minutes + 1 lap). The official results of Race 1 are available on acisportitalia.it/F4/informazioni-risultati/1106/Monza/2016.
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