Oliver Bearman is the fastest in the free practice session at Red Bull Ring

The classification leader sets the best time in the second session on the Austrian circuit ahead of Montoya and Bedrin. Antonelli immediately in the top 10.

The season of the Italian F.4 Championship Powered by Abarth Certified by FIA starts again under the sign of Oliver Bearman. The English driving of Van Amersfoort Racing immediately topped the standings at the end of the second session on the Austrian track. In the first free practice session, with very low temperatures, around 10 degrees, which will probably be the same that the drivers will find tomorrow for qualifying, the best time was set by the returning Tim Tramnitz (US Racing), 0.4 seconds slower than Bearman's best time in the second session with 12 degrees more for the air temperature and almost 20 more for the asphalt (19.8 ° in the first session, 39.4 ° in the second).


1'30.965 the time set by Bearman in the second session, 0.096 seconds better than Sebastian Montoya (Prema Powerteam). Third time for Nikita Bedrin (Van Amersfoort Racing), leader of the rookie ranking and galvanized by the victory in race 3 at Imola, after the disqualification of Bearman himself. The German driver Tim Tramnitz (US Racing) is back and responds with a 0.2 seconds gap from the leader and immediately stands out on the Styrian circuit. Virtual third row for Joshua Dufek (Van Amersfoort Racing) who confirms to be one of the best drivers and brings the third car of the Dutch team in the top 5 and for Conrad Laursen (Prema Powerteam) second among rookies. Good performance also for Leonardo Fornaroli, seventh with the Iron Lynx single seater at 0.5 seconds from Bearman and with an advantage of 0.066 seconds on Kirill Smal (Prema Powerteam). Joshua Durksen (BWT Muecke Motorsport) and the rookie Andrea Kimi Antonelli (Prema Powerteam) close the top 10 of the free practice session, stopping the time 0.7 seconds from the leader and preceding Leonardo Bizzotto (BVM Racing) and Francesco Braschi (Jenzer Motorsport) who close the top 5 of the rookies.

Even at the Red Bull Ring very small gaps in the propaedeutic series of ACI Sport with 15 drivers in less than a second and the 32 enclosed in less than 2 seconds. Tomorrow at 8.30 am the start of qualifying, followed at 1.35 pm by race 1.