With two races remaining on the 2017 calendar, the Ferrari Driver Academy student from New Zealand takes the title
Today at Monza, Marcus Armstrong clinched the Italian Formula 4 championship title. The 17 year old New Zealander started race 1 from pole position and then drove a sensible race without taking any risks that might have compromised his championship chances.
At the end of the 16 lap race, Armstrong took the flag in second place, which was enough to be assured of the title.
“It’s very satisfying to have reached my goal of finishing at the top in the Italian championship after also finishing second in the German series,” commented Marcus. “Having done it here at Monza in race 1 means I can race with no pressure in the final two races of the season and I think I’ll be able to have some fun! It’s been a tough season and that makes the win even more satisfying. I want to thank everyone at the Ferrari Driver Academy for their efforts throughout the year, including the other drivers who were always very supportive. I am glad to have delivered another title to the Academy, to go with the one Charles Leclerc won in Formula 2, which means it’s been a fantastic year for the FDA.”