Ferrari Formula 1 junior Dino Beganovic has won an online series organised for 2020 Formula 4 drivers on iRacing.
The championship, set up by F3 Americas and US F4 outfit Velocity Racing Development, encompassed 12 half-hour races on a variety of tracks that included F1 venues Monza, Zandvoort, Barcelona, COTA, Silverstone and Spa-Francorchamps.
The cars for each round were randomly selected between Pro Mazda, two-litre Formula Renault and Dallara F3 machinery, with most races using the latter.
Karting graduate Beganovic, who is due to contest the Italian F4 series with Prema this season, won the opening race at Road Atlanta and added three more wins over the rest of the campaign.
He wasn’t on the podium in any of the final three races, but had built up a sufficient cushion over nearest rival Luke Browning – who he clashed with in the penultimate race at the Nurburgring – to be crowned champion.
Browning, sixth in British F4 last year and set to return for a sophomore campaign in 2020, took three wins – one fewer than Beganovic and Carlin’s 2020 British F4 signing Zak O’Sullivan.
Red Bull Junior Team’s new recruit Jak Crawford was a regular podium contender, and took his sole win in Barcelona in Formula Renaults, beating a flagging Formula 4 South East Asia runner-up Elias Seppanen on the run to the finish line.
Another RBJT member, Jonny Edgar, featured frequently at the front in the first half of the series, and secured an early podium finish.
But with the races proving all-around chaotic, he was also caught up in frequent collisions and dropped out of the championship around the halfway point.
Both Crawford and Edgar are due to represent Van Amersfoort Racing in German and Italian F4 this year.