From Kart to F1 - Who won the major cadet championships?

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With the last scheduled races now over, many of the minor Formula championships have consecrated their absolute winners.

During the recent weekends, almost all the most important minor categories have closed their doors recording in their roll of honour a new absolute Champion. Different stories and different national and international seasons have all come to an end before focusing on the next steps, homologation changes, line-ups and everything new that the long-awaited 2022 will reserve. 

Formula 4 Italy - Bearman show, Bedrin best rookie 
The stage number seven on the Autodromo di Monza sanctioned the 2021 season of the Formula 4 Tricolor. A scepter already obtained at Mugello by Oliver Bearman, master of a simply perfect season made of pole positions, triplets and placings that made the British driver simply unbeatable, including the Monza round, sent in the archives with yet another trio of successes. If with 343 points to his credit, Bearman was crowned Champion, Tim Tramnitz had an equally positive season in second place and was the only one, as far as possible, to keep up with his rival, bringing home significant successes. Third step of the podium for the recent acquaintance of international karting, the Russian Kirill Smal. The Rookie of 2021, Nikita Bedrin, is also Russian-speaking and is the absolute winner of the ranking with just one point more than his rival Conrad Laursen, 240 against 239 points for a very exciting final, nine points behind the first of the Italians and third classified, Lorenzo Patrese. Also worth mentioning is the presence of Andrea Kimi Antonelli, immediately decisive after his good appearances in KZ and victorious in all three races held in Monza. With a fleet of drivers in full swing and ready to welcome other new names, the Italian F4 is preparing to live a 2022 season anything but predictable and still at the highest levels of the minor formulas. 

Formula Regional by Alpine - Saucy is Champion
The new course of the Formula Regional by Alpine has definitely convinced for competitiveness, numbers on track and following. A formula practically new compared to the origin, rewarded by the presence of the French brand Alpine able to relaunch the whole "Circus". Also in this case, the last stage just in Monza for the promises of the F.Regional, committed to put the point on the general classification. On the strength of three more than authoritative quarters of the season, it was Gregoire Saucy who won the title of Champion 2021, despite a not entirely positive last round. The Swiss driver of Art Gp collected 277 points and was able to make the difference between Barcelona, Paul Ricard, Zandvoort and Spa among the results, scoring the necessary victories to contrast a great second half of the season of the French Hadrien David, more and more mature after the years of karting and vice-champion with 209 points to his credit. Celebration also for the former European OKJ Champion, Paul Aron, third overall. In the Rookie category, victory for the French Isak Hadjar ahead of Gabriele Minì, first of the Italians, third place for Dino Beganovic, one step away from victory in Monza. 

W Series - Jamie Chadwick II
The W Series has returned to occupy a prominent place in the landscape of the minor formulas, despite facing a year of forced stop due to Covid. After the launch faced in 2019, in fact, the all-female series had to face the difficult decision to close its doors for an entire year, thus risking to compromise the whole big project that had just started. A scenario that fortunately did not occur but, on the contrary, relaunched the women's formula thanks above all to the side-by-side with Formula 1 itself, which rewarded the work of the organizers with the visibility that women's motorsport had long deserved. A certificate of esteem and, above all, a great future vision for the new category, protagonist of the recent American weekend in Austin in front of a huge crowd in the stands. If Jamie Chadwick had opened the course of the series two years ago, again the English girl has victoriously concluded the current season becoming double title holder. 


Created by: scorradengo - 04/11/21

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