The first F4 race in Monza was an absolute spectacle, with the leading drivers constantly exchanging places, with a battle to the limit, but with no unfairness. In the end, Minì beat Pizzi to the flag, even though he had been in command of the race for most of the distance. 15 thousandths of a second was the final advantage of Gabriele Minì (PREMA Powerteam) over Francesco Pizzi (Van Amersfoort Racing) when they crossed the finish line after 30 minutes plus one lap of Race 1.
The battle was amazing with constant changes of position, aided by the slipstreaming possibilities offered by the Monza circuit. In addition to Pizzi and Minì Rosso, Fornaroli and Ugran were also involved in the scrap, the latter once again the most effective non-Italian driver.
Two safety cars further contributed to shuffling the cards leading to a final classification that saw Minì finish ahead of Pizzi, Rosso, Ugran, Fornaroli and Sebastian Montoya who is making progress as the season wears on.
The ranking is still provisional as the stewards consider Minì’s last lap overtake of Pizzi in the Parabolica.