Dennis Hauger

Two wins and the Italian F4 title for Hauger at Mugello

#62 Dennis Hauger (NOR – Van Amersfoort Racing Tatuus F.4 T014 Abarth)
Qualifying 1: 1st – Race 1 Grid: 1st – Race 1 Result: 11th
Qualifying 2: 1st – Race 2 Grid: 1st – Race 2 Result: 1st
Qualifying 3 (2nd time): 1st – Race 3 Grid: 1st – Race 3 Result: 1st
Italian F4 Championship position: 1st – 305 points after 18 of 21 races

#17 Jonny Edgar (GBR – Jenzer Motorsport Tatuus F.4 T014 Abarth)
Qualifying 1: 5th – Race 1 Grid: 5th – Race 1 Result: 3rd
Qualifying 2: 8th – Race 2 Grid: 8th – Race 2 Result: 9th
Qualifying 3 (2nd time): 12th – Race 3 Grid: 12th – Race 3 Result: 10th
Italian F4 Championship position: 9th – 91 points after 18 of 21 races

Dennis Hauger wrapped up the Italian F4 championship by again standing head and shoulders above the opposition at the penultimate round. Mugello qualifying produced a pole hat-trick and the 16-year-old Norwegian Red Bull Junior almost certainly would have converted them into three wins but for being knocked into a spin in Race 1.

Fellow Red Bull Junior Jonny Edgar scored up an impressive 3rd in Race 1 and then battled hard, picking up points in Races 2 and 3.

Hauger has it all

"For sure it's been a good weekend," smiled Hauger. "We came here to get the championship and we were in good shape pretty much from the start. The guys did a great job with the car and I kept working on the driving so we got the triple pole."

"In the first race I got spun around by someone who was out of control, that happens."

"We won Race 2 and 3 though and that was enough for the championship."

"I can relax a bit going into Monza and enjoy myself but I am still going there to pick up some good points as we want to win the team championship. That's the very least I can do for the Van Amersfoort guys for the car they have given me this year."

Edgar plays it cool

"The 3rd in Race 1 was good, I enjoyed that. It was strange, I seemed to struggle for grip when it was warmer and we're not sure why," explained the 15-year-old Briton.

"Free Practice was quite cool and and the tyres worked well but Q2 not so much. I got some traffic but even without that I'm not sure I would have been much better," admitted Edgar who was 5th in FP1, 2nd in FP2. Then 5th in Q1, 8th in Q2.

"For Race 2 we put in some older tyres to save the new ones for today."

"I was pushing in Race 3 but then overdid it and lost four places. I worked back up again but in the end got stuck in a group with a slow guy in front holding us all up. It is very hard to pass here."

"Race 1 was different with it being wet, there were a different lines and more overtaking possibilities. I'm looking forward to Monza and doing better in qualifying."