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2017 Italian F4 Championship

2017 Italian F4 Championship
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The 2017 Italian F4 Championship Powered by Abarth was the fourth season of the Italian F4 Championship. It began on 2 April at Misano and finished on 22 October at Autodromo Nazionale Monza after seven triple header rounds.[1]

The championship title was clinched by Ferrari Driver Academy and Prema Powerteam driver Marcus Armstrong.[2] Job van Uitert, Lorenzo Colombo, Sebastián Fernández and Artem Petrov were the other drivers who won more than one race, all of them completed the top-five in the driver standings. Leonardo Lorandi won the Rookies' championship.[3] Sophia Flörsch was the only woman to compete in the series, but because she haven't competed at least in the five events, the Woman trophy wasn't given.[4]

Teams and driversEdit

On 11 March 2017 was announced that 14 teams and more than 30 drivers were scheduled to competed in 2017 season.[5]

Team No. Driver Class Rounds
  Van Amersfoort Racing 3   Louis Gachot[6] 1, 3
80   Felipe Drugovich[6] G 1
3
83   Kami Laliberté[6] G 1
  BWT Mücke Motorsport 4   Sophia Flörsch[7] W 1–3
5   Lirim Zendeli[8] 1–6
8   Oliver Söderström[7] 1
64   Olli Caldwell[9] 3–7
  Bhaitech 6   Lorenzo Colombo[10] All
7   Sebastián Fernández[11] All
11   Leonardo Lorandi[12] R All
  Prema Powerteam 9   Marcus Armstrong[13] All
44   Jüri Vips[14] 1, 4–5
68   Juan Manuel Correa[15] 1, 4
74   Enzo Fittipaldi[13] R All
77   Lukas Dunner[16] 6
  Jenzer Motorsport 15   Kush Maini[17] All
16   Job van Uitert[18] All
17   Gregoire Saucy[19] 5–6
18   Giorgio Carrara[18] R All
19   Giacomo Bianchi[20] All
27   Federico Malvestiti[18] All
  ADM Motorsport 22   Andreas Estner[9] 3
23   Diego Bertonelli[9] 3
46   Mauro Auricchio[7] 1
  Henry Morrogh Racing D.S. 24   Andrea Dall'Accio[21] R 1–5
  Cram Motorsport 24   Andrea Dall'Accio[22] R 6–7
36   Mariano Lavigna[7] R 1
87   Christian Cobellini[9] 3
88   Leonard Hoogenboom[7] 1, 3
89   Tom Beckhäuser[9] 3–7
  Corbetta Competizioni 26   Mickael Grosso[7] R 2–4
82   Davide Venditti[23] R 7
  BDL Motorsport 28   Alessandro Ghiretti[7] R 1–2
  Diegi Motorsport 33   Facundo Garese[23] 7
82   Davide Venditti[7] R 1–6
  DR Formula 42   Artem Petrov[7] All
51   Aldo Festante[7] 1–4, 6
55   Felipe Branquinho[7] R All
  DRZ Benelli 45   Ian Rodriguez[7] All
  Vigo GP-BU 78   Federico Casoli[23] 7
Icon Class
R Rookie Trophy
W Woman Trophy
G Guest drivers ineligible to score points

Race calendarEdit

The calendar was published on 29 October 2016.[1] All rounds will be held in Italy.

Round Circuit Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team Secondary Class winner
1 R1 Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli 2 April   Sebastián Fernández   Sebastián Fernández   Sebastián Fernández   Bhaitech R:   Leonardo Lorandi
W:   Sophia Flörsch
R2 3 April   Sebastián Fernández   Lorenzo Colombo   Sebastián Fernández   Bhaitech R:   Enzo Fittipaldi
W:   Sophia Flörsch
R3   Lorenzo Colombo   Lorenzo Colombo   Sebastián Fernández   Bhaitech R:   Enzo Fittipaldi
W: no finishers
2 R1 Adria International Raceway 6 May   Lorenzo Colombo   Job van Uitert   Job van Uitert   Jenzer Motorsport R:   Leonardo Lorandi
W:   Sophia Flörsch
R2 7 May   Lorenzo Colombo   Enzo Fittipaldi   Leonardo Lorandi   Bhaitech R:   Leonardo Lorandi
W:   Sophia Flörsch
R3   Lorenzo Colombo   Leonardo Lorandi   Lorenzo Colombo   Bhaitech R:   Leonardo Lorandi
W:   Sophia Flörsch
3 R1 Vallelunga Circuit 24 June   Artem Petrov   Leonardo Lorandi   Ian Rodríguez   DRZ Benelli R:   Leonardo Lorandi
W: no finishers
R2 25 June   Marcus Armstrong   Artem Petrov   Marcus Armstrong   Prema Powerteam R:   Leonardo Lorandi
W:   Sophia Flörsch
R3   Aldo Festante   Felipe Drugovich   Felipe Drugovich   Van Amersfoort Racing R:   Leonardo Lorandi
W:   Sophia Flörsch
4 R1 Mugello Circuit 15 July   Marcus Armstrong   Lorenzo Colombo   Marcus Armstrong   Prema Powerteam R:   Leonardo Lorandi
W: no entrants
R2 16 July   Jüri Vips   Artem Petrov   Jüri Vips   Prema Powerteam R:   Leonardo Lorandi
W: no entrants
R3   Jüri Vips   Job van Uitert   Job van Uitert   Jenzer Motorsport R:   Leonardo Lorandi
W: no entrants
5 R1 Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola 9 September   Marcus Armstrong   Job van Uitert   Marcus Armstrong   Prema Powerteam R:   Leonardo Lorandi
W: no entrants
R2 10 September   Job van Uitert   Jüri Vips   Job van Uitert   Jenzer Motorsport R:   Leonardo Lorandi
W: no entrants
R3   Job van Uitert   Jüri Vips   Job van Uitert   Jenzer Motorsport R:   Leonardo Lorandi
W: no entrants
6 R1 Mugello Circuit 7 October   Sebastián Fernández   Sebastián Fernández   Sebastián Fernández   Bhaitech R:   Leonardo Lorandi
W: no entrants
R2 8 October   Marcus Armstrong   Lirim Zendeli   Marcus Armstrong   Prema Powerteam R:   Leonardo Lorandi
W: no entrants
R3   Marcus Armstrong   Artem Petrov   Sebastián Fernández   Bhaitech R:   Leonardo Lorandi
W: no entrants
7 R1 Autodromo Nazionale Monza 21 October   Marcus Armstrong   Artem Petrov   Artem Petrov   DR Formula R:   Leonardo Lorandi
W: no entrants
R2 22 October   Lorenzo Colombo   Artem Petrov   Artem Petrov   DR Formula R:   Leonardo Lorandi
W: no entrants
R3   Lorenzo Colombo   Job van Uitert   Lorenzo Colombo   Bhaitech R:   Leonardo Lorandi
W: no entrants

Championship standingsEdit

Points are awarded to the top 10 classified finishers in each race. No points are awarded for pole position or fastest lap. Only the best sixteen results were counted towards the championship.[24]

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th 
Points 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1

Drivers' standingsEdit

Only best sixteen results were count to the championship. To be able to compete in the main classification, drivers were obliged to compete in five rounds at least, one of these rounds should be the finale at Monza.

Pos Driver MIS ADR VAL MUG1 IMO MUG2 MNZ Pts
1   Marcus Armstrong 5 3 23 3 Ret 3 2 1 5 1 2 8 1 4 3 2 1 3 2 4 10 283
2   Job van Uitert 6 7 6 1 2 2 5 Ret Ret Ret Ret 1 2 1 1 8 2 15 3 2 Ret 247
3   Lorenzo Colombo 4 2 2 2 Ret 1 Ret 6 5 3 7 3 5 5 10 3 Ret 7 5 6 1 223
4   Sebastián Fernández 1 1 1 14 5 Ret Ret 5 11 Ret 6 4 7 16 5 1 16 1 7 5 11 197
5   Artem Petrov 2 Ret 3 Ret 6 19 3 2 2 12 3 7 10 9 20 6 Ret 2 1 1 Ret 192
6   Leonardo Lorandi 9 14 19 5 1 6 6 10 7 4 4 5 8 7 2 4 3 4 8 3 4 185
7   Ian Rodriguez 7 18 7 8 10 8 1 8 6 16 10 9 6 8 19 12 5 Ret 4 13 2 115
8   Kush Maini Ret 11 24 4 8 7 7 9 15 5 18 Ret 4 3 9 9 4 18 6 7 3 114
9   Enzo Fittipaldi 11 8 5 6 7 11 Ret 12 14 6 Ret 6 Ret 12 7 5 DSQ 5 9 Ret 5 89
10   Federico Malvestiti 14 Ret 11 11 11 10 16 16 18 10 Ret 10 Ret 13 8 14 Ret 11 Ret 8 7 19
11   Olli Caldwell 18 14 13 11 13 11 Ret 19 14 21 10 10 11 15 6 10
12   Giacomo Bianchi 13 12 12 10 16 14 11 18 16 13 14 16 9 10 17 13 15 13 10 10 Ret 8
13   Felipe Branquinho 20 16 Ret 13 13 9 13 17 23 14 11 Ret 13 14 12 16 8 14 Ret 11 Ret 6
14   Giorgio Carrara 16 20 21 9 12 13 15 15 17 15 12 Ret 11 11 11 15 12 9 Ret 9 Ret 6
15   Davide Venditti Ret 23 14 17 17 16 21 23 Ret 20 15 13 Ret 20 18 20 Ret DNS 13 18 8 4
16   Tom Beckhäuser 19 24 21 19 17 14 14 17 15 18 11 16 14 12 Ret 0
17   Andrea Dell'Accio 19 24 13 18 14 18 17 22 20 18 Ret 15 15 18 16 19 14 19 Ret 17 12 0
Drivers ineligible to take position in the championship[25]
NC   Jüri Vips 3 4 Ret 2 1 2 Ret 2 6 114
NC   Lirim Zendeli 21 9 8 12 3 5 8 Ret 9 7 5 12 3 6 4 7 6 8 114
NC   Aldo Festante 12 15 10 19 4 12 Ret 4 3 8 9 17 11 13 6 57
NC   Felipe Drugovich 23 6 4 4 3 1 52
NC   Sophia Flörsch 18 21 Ret 7 9 4 Ret 7 8 28
NC   Juan Manuel Correa Ret 10 20 9 8 18 10
NC   Gregoire Sausy 12 15 13 10 7 12 7
NC   Leonard Hoogenboom 8 25 18 10 11 Ret 5
NC   Diego Bertonelli 9 13 12 2
NC   Federico Casoli 12 16 9 2
NC   Lukas Dunner 17 9 17 2
NC   Louis Gachot 22 17 15 Ret Ret 10 1
NC   Kami Laliberté 10 5 9 0
NC   Andreas Estner 12 20 Ret 0
NC   Facundo Garese 15 14 13 0
NC   Oliver Söderström 15 13 16 0
NC   Mickael Grosso 16 15 15 14 19 22 17 16 Ret 0
NC   Alessandro Ghiretti 17 22 22 15 18 17 0
NC   Mariano Lavigna Ret 19 17 0
NC   Christian Cobellini 20 21 19 0
NC   Mauro Auricchio WD WD WD 0
Pos Driver MIS ADR VAL MUG1 IMO MUG2 MNZ Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

Secondary championship's standingsEdit

Only best sixteen results were count to the championship. To be able to compete in the main classification, drivers were obliged to compete in five rounds at least, one of these rounds should be the finale at Monza.

Pos Driver MIS ADR VAL MUG1 IMO MUG2 MNZ Pts
Rookies' championship
1   Leonardo Lorandi 9 14 19 5 1 6 6 10 7 4 4 5 8 7 2 4 3 4 8 3 4 400
2   Enzo Fittipaldi 11 8 5 6 7 11 Ret 12 14 6 Ret 6 Ret 12 7 5 DSQ 5 9 Ret 5 293
3   Giorgio Carrara 16 20 21 9 12 13 15 15 17 15 12 Ret 11 11 11 15 13 9 Ret 9 Ret 227
4   Felipe Branquinho 20 16 Ret 13 13 9 13 17 23 14 11 Ret 13 14 12 16 8 14 Ret 11 Ret 217
5   Ollie Caldwell 18 14 13 11 13 11 Ret 19 14 21 11 10 11 15 6 172
6   Andrea Dell'Accio 19 24 13 18 14 18 17 22 20 18 Ret 15 15 18 16 19 15 19 Ret 17 12 142
7   Davide Venditti Ret 23 14 17 17 16 21 23 Ret 20 15 13 Ret 20 18 20 Ret DNS 13 18 8 115
8   Tom Beckhäuser 19 24 21 19 17 14 14 17 15 18 12 16 14 12 Ret 113
Drivers ineligible to take position in the championship[3]
NC   Mickael Grosso 16 15 15 14 19 22 17 16 Ret 69
NC   Alessandro Ghiretti 17 22 22 15 18 17 46
NC   Mariano Lavigna Ret 19 17 24
NC   Christian Cobellini 20 21 19 22
Woman trophy[4]
NC   Sophia Flörsch 18 21 Ret 7 9 4 Ret 7 8 200
Pos Driver MIS ADR VAL MUG1 IMO MUG2 MNZ Pts


Teams' championshipEdit

Pos Team Points
1   Bhaitech 565
2   Prema Powerteam 476
3   Jenzer Motorsport 368
4   DR Formula 255
5   BWT Mücke Motorsport 152
6   DRZ Benelli 115
7   Cram Motorsport 5
Teams ineligible for place in the classification[26]
NC   Van Amersfoort Racing 53
NC   Corbetta Competizioni 4
NC   Kite Viola Motorsport GP 2
NC   ADM Motorsport 2
-   BDL Motorsport 0
-   Henry Morrogh Racing D.S. 0
-   Diegi Motorsport 0

ReferencesEdit

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