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Siebert holds on to Win Misano Final after Schumacher Stalls

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Jenzer Motorsport driver Marcos Siebert held on to the lead of the Italian Formula 4 final race despite mounting pressure in the closing stages. His victory comes after a tough weekend saw him drop from two pole positions.

The Argentine, who came into the weekend with high expectations, started fourth after tough results over the past two days. Despite this, he made a blistering start, quickly moving into second as pole sitter Mick Schumacher stalled from the line.

Schumacher was quick to not let the engine cut out and eventually got up to speed as the field quickly passed him before he reached the first corner, eventually feeding back into seventeenth.

He wasn’t the only driver to run into trouble though as Mauricio Baiz was left stranded after starting eighth. His stalled car was eventually met by Thomas Preining, the resulting collision brought out the safety car as the rest of the field tried to find their position.

It would be race three winner, Raul Guzman who’d lead the field away with Siebert and his Jenzer Motorsport team-mate Job van Uitert rounding out the top three.

The Dutchman struggled to get up to speed though as he was quickly passed first by Simone Cunati and then Juan Manuel Correa. Having disposed of van Uitert, the two battled on track with almost inevitable consequences. Correa went for the move into the first complex, but mistimed his move, spinning Cunati and ending both their races.

The crash helped two drivers up the order as Juri Vips inherited third place, with Kush Maini later working his way up to fourth. Vips soon became one of the quickest on track and caught the leaders with Guzman stilled holding off Siebert.

Eventually, Siebert and Vips found a way through demoting the Mexican as he struggled to keep up in the closing stages. Despite the pressure from the rookie, Siebert managed to hold on taking victory by a mere 0.2 seconds.

Guzman would round out Misano‘s podium positions as Maini recovered from a mediocre weekend to claim his best result in the series. Behind them van Uitert held fell to sixth overall after an inspiring drive through the field allowed Schumacher to claim some points and ensure he didn’t leave the weekend empty-handed.

Behind the breakaway six, another driver who finished his weekend on a high. Joao Ricardo Viveira Queiroz finished seventh after a pass on one of the events stand-out overtakers; Valentin Hasse-Clot.

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