NZ Motor Racing


Italian F4 Mugello race 1 2017


In hot conditions at the Mugello circuit in Italy Marcus Armstrong has won the opening race of the Italian F4 Championships fourth round.

At the start the polesitter, the New Zealander Marcus Armstrong got the best start ahead of his Prema Power Team team-mate, the Estonian Juri Vips.

Getting away well also were the two Italian Bhaitech team drivers Lorenzo Colombo and Leonardo Lorandi and in that order.

As the leaders pulled away, there was contact at the start however between the Dutch driver Job Van Uitert (Jenzer Motorsport) and the Venezuelan Sebastian Fernandez (Bhaitech) who were forced into retirement; two significant retirements as they are both in contention for the title.

After some laps behind the Safety Car, the race resumed with the order between the front four unchanged.