2020 Italian F4 Championship Powered by Abarth – Bearman Beats Pizzi to the Win

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Bearman, starting on wet weather tyres, took the lead from Minì at the start, after the Sicilian, who is 2020 Champion, hit problems because he had opted to start on slicks. He was also overtaken by Pizzi, who made an exceptional start from fourth place, and Jonny Edgar, falling back to 10th.

Shortly after the lights went out, Catino (CRAM Motorsport) went off track and stopped in the gravel, requiring the Safety Car to take control of the pack. The order at this stage was Bearman, from Pizzi, Edgar, Minì, Fornaroli, Beganovic, Bortoleto and Salmenautio.

Bearman made a very good restart, holding position, while behind him Jonny Edgar (VAR) tried to overtake his teammate Francesco Pizzi.

With 17 minutes and one lap left to run, Nicolas Baptiste also spun off and the Safety Car had to intervene once more. This time it took a long time before the race could be restarted, and when it did the battle between Pizzi and Edgar resumed with fresh vigour.

Another exit from the track, this time as a result of a spin, saw the American Jak Crawford retire from the race, while Dexter Patterson of Bhai Tech Racing was also forced to retire, in his case due to technical problems. Crawford’s exit required yet another Safety Car period, this one lasting all the way to the end of the race. The chequered flag heralded Bearman’s victory, followed by an extraordinary Pizzi, who consolidated second place in the championship, and then Edgar.

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