Brando Badoer doubles down, still the fastest in free practice 2

The Van Amersfoort Racing driver further improves this morning's benchmark


In the second session of free practices of the Italian F.4 Championship at Vallelunga, it's once again the incredibly fast Italian, Brando Badoer, for Van Amersfoort Racing, who sets the pace. Badoer completed the best lap this time at 1’33.771, further improving this morning's benchmark. Second place went to Jamaican Mercedes Junior driver from Prema Racing, Alex Powell, who remained within a tenth of a second with a gap of 0.092. Third was Arvid Lindblad, Red Bull Junior driver from Prema, who returned to the upper part of the practice leaderboard with an extremely narrow margin of 0.132. Behind him was the Championship leader, Kacper Sztuka, racing for US Racing, with a gap of 0.148 from Badoer. Fifth in the practice was Ugo Ugochukwu, McLaren Junior driver from Prema, completing the trio of drivers who will compete at the Piero Taruffi Circuit for the title of Italian Champion. For the American, the gap was 0.151. Following closely were the two Ferrari drivers, Tuukka Taponen and James Wharton, with respective margins of 0.183 and 0.230 from the practice leader. Akshay Bohra, for US Racing, finished eighth in the second session of the day, with a gap of 0.276. Ninth place went to French driver from R-ace GP, Raphael Narac, with a registered gap of 0.303. Rounding out the Top 10 in the second session was the British driver Freddie Slater, racing in the colors of Van Amersfoort Racing, who completed the practice with the best lap at 0.304 from Brando Badoer.

The next step on the track will be the official practices, with the first qualifying session starting this afternoon, from 16:10 to 16:25, followed by a second session from 16:35 to 16:50. 

Saturday, October 14, the excitement intensifies with the first race of the weekend starting at 11, lasting 30' + 1 lap. Also on Saturday, Race 2 starts at 16:45 (30' + 1 lap). Finally, on Sunday, October 15, a winner will be crowned, with the Italian F.4 Championship 2023 being resolved only after Race 3, starting at 11 (30' + 1 lap). 

The three races of the weekend will be visible live with English commentary on the Euro 4 Championship's YouTube and Facebook pages and on Motorsport TV (; airing with Italian commentary on ACI Sport TV (Sky channel 228 and 52 TV Sat), on, and on the Facebook page @acisporttv.

Free tickets for access to the event are available after registration on the official circuit website: