Team Report
2017 Formula 4 Italian Championship
Monday
03
April 2017

Podiums and points for Prema Theodore Racing in Italian F4 season-opener

Prema Theodore Racing got the new 2017 season off to a near-perfect start with a multitude of podiums and points in the season opening round of the Italian Formula 4 Championship.

Round 1 of the championship got underway in Misano where the team’s star driver line-up shone throughout the weekend’s three races with two podium finishes and two rookie victories.

Estonian racer Juri Vips proved highly competitive with a third-place finish in Race 1. He narrowly missed out on a second podium finishing fourth in Race 2 before contact with another car in Race 3 ended his chances of fighting for victory. Ferrari Driver Academy member Marcus Armstrong put in a strong performance on his series debut. The rookie F4 driver from New Zealand finished fifth in Race 1 before claiming second place and a maiden podium finish in Race 2. Like Vips, he suffered contact in Race 3 which eliminated his chances of a second podium.

Fellow Ferrari Driver Academy racer Enzo Fittipaldi enjoyed a spectacular debut F4 weekend. The Brazilian, grandson of 2-time F1 World Champion Emerson Fittipaldi, took home two rookie wins as well as a stunning top-5 overall result in Race 3. American Juan Manuel Correa had a tough start to 2017 with a retirement in Race 1 due to contact with another car. The 2016 F4 race-winner rebounded with a strong top-10 finish in Race 2 before having to pit for a new wing in Race 3, finishing in P20.

Marcus Armstrong
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“Not the way I intended to start my Italian championship, but with one podium I am still quite happy. We had an incident in the last race which has made us all displeased but we have set a good grounding for the rest of the series”.
Misano
1/4/2017
 — 
1/4/2017
Timezone   
CEST (UTC+2)
Length   
2.63
Turns   
16
First Race  
1972
Lap Record  
01:31.868
2017 Formula 4 Italian Championship
 STANDINGS
Updated 
18/1/2018

1

st
Races   
21
Laps   
380
mi.   
1076.83
Points   
283
Podiums   
14
Wins   
4
RACE 1
Saturday
 
7:55 am

1

2

3

4

5

Sebastian FERNANDEZ

Artem PETROV

Jüri VIPS

Lorenzo COLOMBO

Marcus ARMSTRONG

Bhaitech

DR Formula

PREMA

Bhaitech

PREMA

+0.491

+1.038

+1.477

+1.909

30:52.208 

30:52.699

30:53.246 

30:53.685

30:54.117

RACE 2
Sunday
 
1:10 am

1

2

3

4

5

Sebastian FERNANDEZ

Lorenzo COLOMBO

Marcus ARMSTRONG

K.Moreira-Laliberte

R.Drugovich

Bhaitech

Bhaitech

PREMA

VAR

VAR

+0.765

+3.160

+3.927

30:11.182

30:11.947

30:14.342

30:15.109

30:24.256

RACE 3
Saturday
 
8:55 am

1

2

3

4

5

Sebastian FERNANDEZ

Lorenzo COLOMBO

Artem PETROV

Felipe DRUGOVICH

Marcus ARMSTRONG

Bhaitech

Bhaitech

DR Formula

VAR

PREMA

+1.661

+3.452

+5.717

+11.00

30:23.759 

30:23.759 

30:25.550

30:27.815

30:33.128

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