The first race of the penultimate round of the Italian F4 Championship powered by Abarth DR Formula at Mugello, brought a P6 finish to DR Formula with Artem Petrov. The Russian driver, after setting the eight quickest lap in qualifying one and having a difficult start that placed him on 11th in the first lap, made a sensational recovery fighting for the top 5 positions and scoring more points.
In the same race, the team led by Danilo Rossi also celebrated the fourth place of Felipe Branquinho among the Rookies. The young Brazilian racer showed well again and finished 16th overall, but missed the podium of the class due to a mistake he made at the Arrabiata bend in the final stage.
Aldo Festante made a great start from the fifth row, but paid some technical problem that slowed him down. Eventually the Italian finished in P11. Tomorrow in race two, Festante starts from P7, alongside his team mate Petrov who set the eight time in Q2.
The light switches on at 9:00, whilst race three gets underway at 15:55. Both races are live streamed at www.acisport.it.