Formula 4 Italian

Hauger and Edgar on full throttle for Monza - Italian F4

Dennis Hauger

#62 Dennis Hauger (NOR – Van Amersfoort Racing Tatuus F.4 T014 Abarth)
Italian F4 Championship position: 1st – 305 points after 18 of 21 races

#17 Jonny Edgar (GBR – Jenzer Motorsport Tatuus F.4 T014 Abarth)
Italian F4 Championship position: 9th – 91 points after 18 of 21 races

Monza will wrap up the Italian F4 championship in style and while Dennis Hauger already has the title after the double victory in Mugello he has no plans to go easy on the opposition this weekend.

Fellow Red Bull Junior Jonny Edgar continues his push for success and there is every chance that the pair will meet in the winner's enclosure.

Hauger looking for points, podiums, wins

"The championship is sealed," states 16-year-old Norwegian Hauger. "That's great but it is still important to go for the team championship so that's the main focus this weekend."

"I have been there before but that seems a long time ago but I know which way it goes and on Wednesday we have an official test so that's good, gives us extra time in the car to get ready for the weekend."

"It's clear that a big thing is the straights and the slipstreaming and the fact that it is very hard to get away from the pack. That makes it a bit different and it's a classic circuit, a great way to end the year," concludes the Van Amersfoort Racing driver.

Edgar keen for passing possibilities on the way to the podium

"I'm really looking forward to it," enthuses the 15-year-old Briton. "I tested there a couple of weeks ago and was quick enough compared to the others but not everyone was there. Still it was a good chance to learn the track and we've got four sessions this Wednesday."

"I like the circuit, it's going to be fun and I think that the straights and the slipstreaming will give you more chance to pass people. You might not have good Qualifying, or make a mistake, get pushed off, if anything happens you have more of a chance to overtake at Monza I think.¨

"It makes for more interesting racing also if a driver is saving the tyres in one race you have the chance to get past, they can't hold you up so easily," explains the Jenzer Motorsport driver.

Monza weekend schedule – all times CEST
Friday 18th October
09:20 – 10:00 Free Practice 1
12:25 – 13:05 Free Practice 2
17:15 – 17:30 Qualifying 1
17:40 – 17:55 Qualifying 2

Saturday 19th October
14:20 – Race 1 (30 minutes + 1 lap)

Sunday 20th October
10:20 – Race 2 (30 minutes + 1 lap)
16:30 – Race 3 (30 minutes + 1 lap)