14 JUL 2017

DR Formula’s Artem Petrov set a best eight quickest lap today in the second session of the qualifying of the Italian F4 Championship powered by Abarth round at Mugello. The Russian racing driver, after crashing his single seater car in Q1, was able to hit the track for Q2, emerging as one of the fastest, only 301 milliseconds from the pole position.

In the first session, Aldo Festante showed well too by finishing in ninth; eventually the Italian youngster set the tenth time in Q2. After securing a podium finish in the previous round at the Vallelunga track, 17-year-old Campania-based driver confirmed to have a good pace.

Brazilian rookie Felipe Branquinho finished 15th and 16th, continuing is good apprenticeship.

The first of three 28 minute plus one lap races gets underway tomorrow, Saturday 15th July, at 3.05 pm. Race two and three are sheduled on Sunday, with the starting light at 9:00 am and 4:20 pm. Streaming at http://www.acisport.it/it/F4/home.