Dennis Hauger

Hauger and Edgar aim for Italian F4 Mugello podium domination

#62 Dennis Hauger (NOR – Van Amersfoort Racing Tatuus F.4 T014 Abarth)
Italian F4 Championship position: 1st – 255 points after 15 of 21 races

#17 Jonny Edgar (GBR – Jenzer Motorsport Tatuus F.4 T014 Abarth)
Italian F4 Championship position: 10th – 71 points after 15 of 21 races

With three wins out of four races at Imola last time out, Dennis Hauger has become very much the man to beat in Italian F4 and now has a 53 points advantage in the title chase. Jonny Edgar made it a Red Bull Junior 1-2 in the first Imola race and certainly has the potential to do similarly well this weekend after being very impressive at the recent Mugello test.

Swooping through the Tuscan hills, Mugello is another classic Italian circuit, no better venue for the penultimate round of the championship which wraps in Monza in two weeks.

Hauger carries on

"I had one of my first tests with the team here but that was a while ago, I've learnt quite a lot since then," enthuses Hauger from Mugello.

"I was quickest this morning so things are looking pretty good. I managed to improve my driving between the two sessions, we are still going forward."

"Of course the Italian teams have more experience here but the Van Amersfoort guys are doing a great job with the car."

"I really like the track, fast with a long straight and lots of opportunities and possibilities for a good fight."

"It should be a great weekend and it's even possible to wrap up the championship here if things go according to plan but we'll see what happens," concluded the 16-year-old Norwegian.

Edgar gets faster every time

"We have already been out testing this morning and it's going well," explained the British 15-year-old early on Thursday. "I'm second fastest so that's a good start. We also had a good test here a few weeks ago and that went well, I really like the track, it's fast."

"The team already have the car well set-up, a few things we are still working on but nothing major and I think it will be a great weekend," enthused the Jenzer Motorsport driver.

"After Imola I know I should be battling for the podium every race and that's what I want to do here and Monza. I'm tenth in the championship but only 22 points off fifth so I think I can move up a lot in the last six races," added Edgar who more than doubled his previous points total in Imola.


Mugello weekend schedule – all times CEST
Friday 4th October
09:00 – 09:40 Free Practice 1
12:05 – 12:45 Free Practice 2
16:30 – 16:45 Qualifying 1
16:55 – 17:10 Qualifying 2

Saturday 5th October
10:50 – Race 1 (30 minutes + 1 lap)
16:30 – Race 2 (30 minutes + 1 lap)

Sunday 6th October
11:20 – Race 3 (30 minutes + 1 lap)