The final event of the CEZ F4, certified by FIA, is finally here. The brand new Balaton Park circuit will be hosting the sixth and last round of the championship, and we can eagerly anticipate the intense battle for the title in the planned three races.
Reno Francot and Ethan Ischer, teammates from Jenzer Motorsport, are currently leading the championship standings. These two drivers have emerged victorious in nine out of the eleven races. While Ischer boasts six wins under his belt, it is Reno Francot who leads the championship with three wins and no worse than a third-place finish throughout the season. The difference between Francot and Ischer is only 12 points, making the upcoming battle incredibly close, especially considering that both drivers have demonstrated similar pace throughout the season.
However, Francot and Ischer are not the only drivers from Jenzer Motorsport. The Swiss team will be entering five cars, also for Mathias Bjerre Jakobsen, Max Karhan, and formula 4 newcomer Shimo Zhang from China.
The Balaton Park circuit stretches across 4,115 meters and varies in width from 12 to 15 meters. It features six right turns and ten left turns. This track is new and unfamiliar to all drivers, giving everyone a chance for success. Michael Sauter from Sauter Engineering + Design is an incredibly fast driver, capable of challenging the dominance of Jenzer’s boys. Sauter has had his eyes on the prize multiple times throughout the season, finishing on the podium six times. He still has a mathematical chance to win the title, but Francot and Ischer would have to be really unlucky during three sprint races.
Oliver Michl from the Gender Racing Team will be the only local driver in the field, eagerly looking forward to achieving his first podium finish of the season. So far, his best result has been a fourth-place finish on four occasions.
Miroslav Mikeš from the Sape Motorsport team entered the formula 4 world this year and has been showing consistent progress every time he hits the track, just like his fellow countryman Max Karhan. The third Czech driver, Roman Roubíček, will be joining JMT Racing in Hungary after his debut in Brno.