Iron Lynx’s season in the Formula 4 begins with a podium among the Rookies at the Misano World Circuit. L. Fornaroli is always among the best drivers and Hamda Al Qubaisi, for the first time in the Championship, increases gradually.
The young promising driver made his debut on the single-seater, racing a fantastic weekend where he started from the third position in Race 1 and then finished on the podium of the Rookies, gaining the forth place overall in one of the most demanding preparatory championship in the World.
In Race 2, Leonardo confirmed his talent and the car’s competitiveness. Unfortunately, a contact that damaged the support’s front spoiler forbade the young Iron Lynx’s flag bearer to confirm himself at the top.
In Race 3, Fornaroli raced carefully taking advantage of the great training with Andrea Piccini, who is responsible for the Iron Lynx Formula Programme, finishing again in the points with a ninth position.
Hamda Al Qubaisi, on the Team Abu Dhabi Racing’s single-seater by Prema, technically supported by Iron Lynx, payed the long way back from the circuit, particularly suffering from the F4 crowded fight.
Thanks to the confidence with the track developed during the first two races, Hamda showed her talent making a fantastic recovery, finishing fourteen.
A. Piccini doesn’t hide his satisfaction for the weekend that saw Iron Lynx enter among the best team of the category.
We exceeded the goals we set together with Fornaroli, who stood out with two fantastic qualifying and three beautiful races, despite the little mistake in Race-2. This weekend was useful to understand to stay up-close with the rivals, during the fight. Certainly the “full contact” is a point in which we have to train more.
Definitely, the Young H. Al Qubaisi can develop greatly. In the first two races she has been overwhelmed by the Championship high level and aggressiveness. After a careful analysis of the excited racing phases, we could prepare in the best way Race-3, where Hamda recovered confidence and feeling with her car, with whom she has a lot of experience and she gained many pole positions and victories in the United Arab Emirates.
She recovered positions with a lot of overtaking from P18 to P14, recording interesting times and reducing the ones recorded in qualifying with new tyres. I am sure that, after the testing of the next weeks, we will be able to fight for the points very soon.
In the first race of the season, the L. Fornaroli #72 F4 drew attention not only to its performance but also to its new yellow-black livery. The design, characterized by the unmistakable lynx pattern, which is the origin of the Iron Lynx brand, is the same of the two Ferraris 488 GTE liveries that will race in the 2020 European Le Mans Series and in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Italian F4 Championship Powered by Abarth – 2020 Season:
Misano (ITA) 31 July/2 August
Imola (ITA) 28/30 August
Red Bull Ring (AUS) 11/13 September
Mugello (ITA) 2/4 October
Monza (ITA) 16/18 October
Imola (ITA) 20/22 November
Vallelunga (ITA) 4/6 Dicember