Ferrari junior driver Marcus Armstrong has secured the 2017 Italian Formula 4 title with two races to spare. The 17-year-old Kiwi driver, who is contesting his first full season in open-wheel racing and was inducted into the elite Ferrari Driver Academy late last year, took the championship with second place in the opening race of […]

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Juri Vips (17, Estonia, Prema Powerteam) is the new ADAC Formula 4 champion. The Estonian finished third in the last race of the season at the Hockenheimring, which was enough to successfully defend his lead in the championship table from title rivals Marcus Armstrong (17, New Zealand, Prema Powerteam) and Felipe Drugovich (17, Brazil, Van […]

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Christchurch’s Marcus Armstrong has become the first driver to lead both the German and Italian Formula 4 Championships. The narrowest of margins separate team-mates Marcus Armstrong (NZ) and Juri Vips (Estonia) after the latest round of the German Formula 4 Championship on the 3.7 kilometre at Sachsenring circuit in Saxony, Germany. With two podium finishes, […]

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Three top New Zealand race drivers converged on the spectacular Circuit of the Americas in Texas over the weekend, but only two came away with victory. Racing in FIA Formula 4 USA alongside the high profile FIA World Endurance Championship, Southland race driver Brendon Leitch was figuratively rubbing shoulders with two great Kiwi race drivers […]

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From a high to a bruising low – and back again. After a breakthrough weekend at the previous round of the 2017 FIA Formula 4 Championship, Southland race driver Brendon Leitch has emerged from a battering weekend at Virginia International Raceway physically intact and determined to strike back. The punishing race weekend began when he […]

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From three-wide battles to multiple lead changes in the rain, Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda delivered two dramatic rounds of racing at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, on Friday. Inclement weather dictated team strategy. Those who gambled with the conditions conquered the track, creating two new champions. Kiwi Motorsport driver […]

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Marcus Armstrong (17, NZ, Prema Powerteam) won the 15th race of the ADAC Formula 4 at the Nürburgring and underlined his championship ambitions with his third win of the season. Julian Hanses (19, Hilden, US Racing) finished second with Enzo Fittipaldi (16, Brazil, Prema Powerteam), the grandson of twice-named Formula One World Champion Emerson Fittipaldi […]

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Marcus Armstrong continues to show race-winning form in the Italian Formula 4 Championship with a win and a second placing at the latest round – and has increased his championship lead despite a frustrating third race. Armstrong (16, Christchurch) said being third fastest in pre-weekend testing at the fast 5.245 km Mugello circuit in Tuscany […]

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New Zealand’s Brendon Leitch showed he has some strong pace in a Formula 4 single-seater race car when he contested the second round of the Formula 4 United States Championship, which took place 8-11 June at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The 22-year-old from Invercargill, who races with an all-Kiwi team as the only New […]

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Invercargill’s Brendon Leitch returns to the United States this week to prepare for the second Formula 4 United States Championship event, running 8-11 June at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The only New Zealander contesting the US Formula 4 series, Leitch showed strong pace at Miami’s opening round in April and the 21-year-old aims to […]

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