Asian Motorsport reviews the action from races two and three of the third round of the Spanish F4 championship at Paul Ricard

By Marco Albertini

Mattia Colnaghi wins again as Keanu Al Azhari finishes second

Race two of the third round of the 2024 F4 Spanish championship was held at 11:50 local time.

Mattia Colnaghi took his second pole of the season, ahead of Maciej Gladysz and Keanu Al Azhari.

The UAE driver was soon on the attack, overtaking gladysz immediately, getting himself up to second place before the first corner.

Though, it wouldn’t be long until the race was stopped, as a crash at the final corner brought out a red flag as the track was blocked.

As the cars were ready to take the green flag, a crash between Yevan David and Adam Al Azhari extended the safety car period until 10 minutes were left on the clock.

As the safety car pulled in and green flag racing resumed, Colnaghi pulled away as Gladysz tried to pass Al Azhari in the closing stages.

In the end, Mattia Colnaghi took his second win of the season ahead of points leader Keanu Al Azhari, who held off Maciej Gladysz to keep second place.

Elsewhere, Rehan Hakim took his best result of the season, finishing P19, one place ahead of Red Bull Junior Enzo Tarnvanichkul who finished P20.

Race two’s top 10 finishers

  1. Mattia Colnaghi (ITA) – KCL by MP Motorsport
  2. Keanu Al Azhari (UAE) – KCL by MP Motorsport
  3. Maciej Gladysz (POL) – KCL by MP Motorsport 
  4. Ernesto Rivera (MEX) – Griffin Core by Campos
  5. James Egozi (USA) – Campos Racing
  6. Juan Cota (ESP) – Drivex
  7. Griffin Peebles (AUS) – MP Motorsport
  8. Jan Przyrowski (POL) – Griffin Core by Campos
  9. Thomas Strauven (BEL) – Rodin Motorsport 
  10. Adam Hideg (HUN) – Cram Motorsport

Gladysz takes maiden win as Keanu Al Azhari maintains points lead

Race three of the third round of the 2024 F4 Spanish championship was held at 15:20 local time.

Maciej Gladysz was on pole, ahead of James Egozi and UAE’s Keanu Al Azhari.

Al Azhari had a clean start, holding off Ernesto Rivera to keep third place at the start and as the race drew on, got closer and closer to the top 2.

Towards the end of the race, Al Azhari joined a 3-way fight for the win with James Egozi and Maciej Gladysz, that saw Egozi cut the chicane in an attempt to overtake Gladysz.

The American wasn’t done as he would attack Gladysz towards the end of the final sector, allowing Al Azhari to overtake Egozi around the outside to take second place.

As Gladysz won, Keanu Al Azhari took a solid second place finish, ahead of James Egozi.

Elsewhere, Yevan David finished P13, Enzo Tarnvanichkul finished P15, Adam Al Azhari finished P21, and Rehan Hakim, who had encountered mechanical problems early in the race, finished P30.

Race three’s top 10 finishers

  1. Maciej Gladysz (POL) – KCL by MP Motorsport 
  2. Keanu Al Azhari (UAE) – KCL by MP Motorsport
  3. James Egozi (USA) – Campos Racing
  4. Ernesto Rivera (MEX) – Griffin Core by Campos
  5. Mattia Colnaghi (ITA) – KCL by MP Motorsport
  6. Jan Przyrowski (POL) – Griffin Core by Campos
  7. Matteo Quintarelli (UAE) – Sainteloc Racing
  8. Nathan Tye (GBR) – Campos Racing
  9. Griffin Peebles (AUS) – MP Motorsport 
  10. Tim Gerhards (NLD) – Monlau Motorsport

Spanish F4 Drivers’ championship standings

  1. Keanu Al Azhari (UAE), MP Motorsport – 102 points
  2. Mattia Colnaghi (ITA), KCL by MP Motorsport – 93 points
  3. Ernesto Rivera (MEX), Griffin Core by Campos – 86 points
  4. Maciej Gladysz (POL), KCL by MP Motorsport – 82 points
  5. Thomas Strauven (BEL), Rodin Motorsport – 76 points
  6. Lucas Fluxa (ESP), KCL by MP Motorsport – 74 points
  7. James Egozi (USA), Campos Racing – 71 points
  8. Jan Przyrowski (POL), Griffin Core by Campos – 44 points
  9. Nathan Tye (GBR), Campos Racing – 42 points
  10. Griffin Peebles (AUS), MP Motorsport – 26 points

Header image credit: F4 Spanish Championship

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