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Formula 4 Italian

Italian F4 victory for Hauger and a storming drive from Edgar

Dennis Hauger

#62 Dennis Hauger (NOR – VAR Tatuus F.4 T014 Abarth)
Qualifying 1: 3rd – Race 1 Grid: 3rd – Race 1 Result: 2nd
Qualifying 2: 2nd – Race 2 Grid: 2nd – Race 2 Result: 1st
Italian F4 Championship position: 2nd – 44 points after 5 of 20 races

#17 Jonny Edgar (GBR – Jenzer Motorsport Tatuus F.4 T014 Abarth)
Qualifying 1: 18th – Race 1 Grid: 18th – Race 1 Result: 19th
Qualifying 2: 25th – Race 2 Grid: 25th – Race 2 Result: 10th
Italian F4 Championship position: 16th – 7 points after 5 of 20 races


Dennis Hauger took a win and a second in the Italian F4 round at Misano while fellow Red Bull Junior Jonny Edgar had a great drive from 25th to 10th in Race 2. Again the weather played a huge part with heavy showers sweeping across the circuit throughout the weekend, forcing Race 3 to be cancelled.

Dennis Hauger

"Race 1 in the wet was decent, P3 to P2," explained the 16-year-old Norwegian. "We gambled on more dry set-up and the way the rain went I lost a bit of traction in the mid to high speed corners. I think I still managed things quite well and had a good result. There probably was the potential for a win if we had gambled the other way."

"The win today was really good, starting P2 I got pushed onto the grass and dropped to P3 but after a few laps was P2 again. We were on wets but the track was drying and I kept my head down, not making any mistakes. I had to wait for my chance for the lead. I braked later going into turn one and pulled it off," he said describing his move into the lead on lap 16 of 18 in the Van Amersfoort Racing car.

Jumping from 19th to 2nd in the Italian F4 title chase by adding 43 points to the single he took from the first round in Vallelunga, Hauger was obviously pleased with the weekend's efforts. ¨We are back on track. This is where we should be in a normal weekend."

Jonny Edgar

"On Saturday in the wet we struggled a lot to find a set-up and the right tyre pressures so both qualifying and the first race in the wet were very difficult," admitted the 15-year-old Briton.

"It was drier for Race 2 today and we had sort of a dry set-up with rain tyres and they worked well. Starting P25 I was overtaking as soon at the lights went out," enthused the Jenzer Motorsport driver who was P17 at the end of lap 1. "I was held up a bit otherwise I think we could have got even higher than tenth. I had the fifth fastest lap of the race and felt really good."

"So we know we have the pace when we've got things sorted so I'm looking forward to the next races," added Edgar.