The last Formula 4 Winter Series race was at Brands Hatch (Indy circuit). As always the conditions were very different throughout the weekend. Both qualifying on Saturday and Sunday were a gamble on whether to put rain tyres, or to stay on slicks.

Pietro Fittipaldi
Pietro Fittipaldi

Photo by: Daniel James Smith

I went on slicks on both qualifying sessions. It was the right decision, and it paid off. The first race I started 3rd, I got hit in the first lap on turn 2. I came back and fought my way up to 6th. The second race starting position was based on the first race best time. I started 6th and ended up 5th.

On the first race Sunday I started 4th and half way into the race I was up to 2nd. It started raining in the middle of the race, I lost a position, and finished 3rd. The last race I started 5th and pushed my way up to 2nd place.

I caught the leader but could not get by him. I ended up finishing 2nd. Overall it was a very good weekend, and we finished the season on a high note!

Race 1: Qualified - 3rd / Finish – 6th

Race 2: Qualified – 6th / Finish - 5th

Race 3: Qualified – 4th / Finish - 3rd

Race 4: Qualified – 5th / Finish – 2nd

Pietro Fittipaldi