Theodore Racing and Prema scored a pair of outstanding wins in the third round of the Italian F4 Championship at Imola. Returning to the grid after skipping the second round in Adria, the team cruised to the top step of the podium with Mick Schumacher in race two and repeated the success with Juan Manuel Correa in race three.
Schumacher confirmed his place as a front-runner; taking pole position in Q2 and securing a second place finish in race one. The young German dominated Sunday morning’s race two, repeating his Misano wet weather performance to claim a lights to flag victory.
Race three saw Correa move away from the front row, benefitting from the reversed grid from race two. The American didn’t waste the opportunity, clinching his maiden win and dominating the rookie trophy. In the same race, Schumacher claimed more valuable points towards the Drivers’ Championship with a sixth place finish.
Bad luck struck Juri Vips who posted two retirements. In race one, the Estonian clashed with team-mate Correa, while the wet conditions in race three caused him to leave the track sustaining damage to his car.
# 5 – Mick Schumacher
“I am a bit mixed about this weekend with that many safety cars but fortunately nothing happened in the last race. Second and first are obviously good but I would have loved to make it onto the podium in race three too. I will have to do that at the Lausitzring where we will be heading next”.
# 68 – Juan Manuel Correa
“Winning race three was a good way to turn around a disastrous weekend and a good push for the championship. Now we’ll work on analysing and correcting our mistakes for Lausitzring.”
# 44 – Juri Vips
“I made a lot of mistakes this weekend which cost us some good results. The potential was always there, it’s just disappointing that nothing really went in the right direction”.