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by Jacopo Rubino

An outstanding weekend at Monza rounded out the 2016 Italian F4

Championship in perfect fashion as Argentinean driver Marcos Siebert

prevailed at the end of an exciting battle with Mick Schumacher. But it

didn’t end up there. The 2016 season saw the series establish its name

as the leading Formula 4 environment at international level after

staring its run with the FIA‐created package one year earlier than the

other championships in 2014. The field was consistently larger than 30

cars, with the well‐appreciated and reliable Tatuus machinery fitted

with Abarth engines, Pirelli tires and Magneti Marelli electronics.

Despite the use of an all‐Italian technical package (which was also

“exported” in Germany completely unchanged) the grid had a notable

international flavour with 24 different countries represented and 49

drivers lining‐up throughout the seven‐round season.

The overall level proved equally high as the season featured 10 different

winners together with reduced gaps to the front and year‐round

exciting action. In addition to Siebert and Schumacher, respectively

representing Jenzer Motorsport and Prema, Mexican Raul Guzman was

a surprising revelation as he stayed in contention with the DR Formula

team until the 2016 finale. Ending up fifth in the championship,

Prema’s Estonian Juri Vips won the rookie trophy beating Italian drivers

Lorenzo Colombo, who raced with BVM and Bhaitech, and VSR’s

Simone Cunati.

Mick Schumacher

Marcos Siebert