Italian F4 Championship powered by Abarth, the Italian Gabriele Minì takes the lead at the Red Bull Ring
The Austrian Red Bull Ring circuit was the scene of the third round of the Italian F4 Championship powered by Abarth, in which the Italian Gabriele Minì was a great protagonist at the wheel of his Abarth-powered Prema Powerteam single-seater. In the three heats of the weekend he collects a first, a second and a third place that allow him to take the lead in the championship standings with a consistent advantage over the second, compatriot Francesco Pizzi.
The three heats disputed on this circuit created for Formula 1, on which the single-seaters powered by the Abarth engine, traveled at an hourly average of over 170 km per hour were spectacular.
In Race 1 it was the German Joshua Dürksen (Muecke Motorsport) who dominated the race starting from pole position, followed by Minì and the English Jonny Edgar, who had to fight for third place with the American Jak Crawford.
The second heat saw Minì start from pole position and maintain the lead for the first laps. Then he is attacked simultaneously by the American Jak Crawford (Van Amersfoort Racing) and the British Oliver Bearman and Jonny Edgar, who overtake him. In the final Minì manages to overtake Edgar, finishing third.
Race 3 is a monologue by Minì who makes good use of the pole position and maintains the lead until the end, resisting attacks first by Crawford and then by Durksen, who finishes second.
For the young Italian driver this is the third victory of the season, after those obtained at Misano Adriatico and at the Nurburgring, in the second round of the ADAC F4 Championship powered by Abarth.
The next engagement of the F4 powered by Abarth single-seaters, which already next weekend will compete again at the Nurburgring will be a race in the German championship. The next round of the Italian series will take place on the Mugello circuit from 2 to 4 October.