Photo: ADAC Formel 4
Photo: ADAC Formel 4

Felipe Drugovich quickest on first day of testing

Brazilian leads two of the three ADAC Formula 4 test sessions held so far

The official pre-season ADAC Formula 4 tests are in full swing at Oschersleben. Three more sessions will be held on Tuesday in the Motorsport Arena.

Brazilian driver Felipe Drugovich (16, Van Amersfoort Racing) set the pace at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben on the first day of ADAC Formula 4 testing. The 16-year-old took the lead in two out of three sessions, and his time of 1:26.247 minutes from the afternoon session was also the best of Monday’s three stints. The ADAC High-Speed Academy will stage three more sessions on Tuesday before the serious business begins in just three weeks’ time when the ADAC Formula 4 kicks off its third season at the same Oschersleben venue (28th - 30th April).

Apart from Drugovich, Jonathan Aberdein (19, South Africa, Motopark) and the only female driver in the field, Sophia Flörsch (16, Germany, ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg eV were also very quick. Aberdein set best time in the second session (1:26.481) and finished in the Top Three in all three sessions. Flörsch, who lined up for the Oschersleben-based team Motopark last year, placed three times in the Top Ten, as did Juri Vips (16, Estonia, Prema Powerteam).

Some 27 ADAC Formula 4 cars are taking part in testing which got under way this Monday morning with a three-and-a-half hour session, followed by two shorter stints (60/45 minutes). The three Tuesday sessions are scheduled to last 60 and 55 minutes respectively.

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