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di Marco Cortesi

The Italian Formula 4 Championship continues

in its successful run. Despite the early fears

regarding the impact of new national

championships on the amount of available

drivers, the first Formula 4 series in recent

history continues to be a forefather for al the

European developmental movement.

Chinese racer Zhou

keeps impressing

Vallelunga and Monza hosted the first two

rounds of the series and the field proved high‐

quality both in terms of teams and drivers. In

other word, the Italian Formula 4 Championship

continued in its positive trend started last

season. Prema Powerteam has been the leading

squad so far with five wins in six rounds held so

far. While it was Ralf Aron to lead the way with

two wins at Vallelunga, it was Guan Yu Zhou to

dominate at Monza. The young Chinese, part of

the Ferrari Driver Academy, delivered three

comeback victories and showed both speed and

consistency in traffic.

Guaranteed quality

with reasonable budgets

Team Mucke has been really close to the lead

too, with one win scored by David Backmann

near Rome and several good performances put

together by quick Robert Shwartzman. All of

that with good outings by Joao Vieira, running

with Antonelli Motorsport and Bar Barouch

from Team Israel. The best Italian is currently

Matteo Desideri, also part of the Antonelli

stable, who made it to the podium once. In

general, not only Formula 4 is not shrinking and

is promoting new names. It has provided some

interesting crossings between championships,

thanks to the commitment of Tatuus and the

national federations towards providing an

excellent product at reasonable budgets.


Guan Yu Zhou e Ralf Aron