On May 18-19, SMP Racing driver Mikhael Belov participated in the second round of Italian Formula 4 at the Misano Circuit in Italy.The weather was unpredictable during the whole completion days and the races were held in rain conditions and were full of incidents on the track. Mikhael Belov was able to avoid accidents and in each race was among top ten drivers.
In the first race of the weekend, Belov finished ninth, in the second he improved his result, finishing in seventh place. The third race of the round was canceled due to bad weather conditions.
Mikhael Belov has scored so far 41 points and currently is classified fourth in the overall standings among 35 drivers.
“There has never been such a weekend in my career,” Mikhael Belov commented. „On Friday, both practice sessions were without rain, we had great car settings and I was classified sixth and fourth, respectively. We were ready for the weekend, but the weather has changed. According to the experience of the last round, where we had one of the fastest cars in the rain, we decided to use the same settings, with only minor changes due to the current conditions. Two qualifying rounds were not easy and I was 12th and 8th fastest. Then i managed to get to the positions, which were enough to score some points. The third race finally had to be on slicks. However, at the end of the warm-up lap it started to rain again and the final race was canceled. After two podiums in Vallelunga, of course, I am not satisfied with the result of this weekend, but I am glad that we were able to score some points."
The third round of the Italian Formula 4 Championship will take place on July 5-7 at the Hungaroring circuit in Hungary.