The second race of the Italian F.4 Championship at Spa-Francorchamps is a short one, ending earlier than scheduled. Race 2 is red-flagged due to an incident involving several cars at Raidillon. Ivan Domingues from Van Amersfoort Racing loses control of his car after contact with his teammate Jack Beeton and crashes into the barriers. His car spins in the middle of the track, involving the cars of PHM Racing drivers Matteo Quintarelli, James Egozi, and Nandahvud Bhirombhakdi, as well as Jenzer Motorsport's Ethan Ischer. Drivers are okay after the crash, with further medical check-ups in progress for Bhirombhakdi. The race couldn't continue and is red-flagged on the sixth lap, with 10:24 + 1 lap remaining.
James Wharton, PREMA Racing, secures victory from pole position, controlling the race and fending off attacks.
The Australian driver maintains his lead even during race restarts, managing them without any issues. Kacper Sztuka from US Racing poses the main challenge to Wharton's victory. Towards the end, Sztuka manages to move ahead just as the incident occurs behind them, resulting in the premature conclusion of the race and the classification being reverted to the previous lap. Sztuka settles for P2. The Polish driver from the Gerhard Ungar and Ralf Schumacher Team performs admirably, relentlessly attacking from the start and capitalizing on every opportunity to put pressure on the race leader. British driver Arvid Lindblad from Prema Racing takes third place, fighting for victory from the start while also keeping an eye on Raphael Narac's and Akshay Bohra's attempts to overtake. It is Bohra from US Racing who finishes in P4, passing Narac, who had held onto fourth place for most of the race. The French driver from R-ace GP settles for fifth position, after starting from the second row, highlighting the excellent qualifying performance on Saturday. Zachary David, the Maltese-Filipino driver from US Racing, finishes sixth in Race 2, followed by a pair of Prema drivers, Ugo Ugochukwu and Rashid Al Dhaheri. Ninth place goes to the Australian driver Gianmarco Pradel from US Racing, with the points-scoring zone completed by Israeli driver Ariel Elkin from Jenzer Motorsport.
The classification of Race 2 is still provisional, pending the completion of the usual post-race checks.
The schedule of the weekend:
The next on-track action today, Sunday, May 28, is Race 3 (30' + 1 lap) at 17:20.
The weekend races will be broadcast live with English commentary on the Italian F.4 Championship's YouTube and Facebook pages, as well as on Motorsport TV.