ADAC Formel 4 

ADAC Formel 4·25.9.2020

Edgar wins Pirelli Pole Position Award: Championship leader dominates difficult session

Title favourite Jonny Edgar produced a first-class performance in the second ADAC Formula 4 qualifying at the Nürburgring and comfortably won the Pirelli Pole Position Award for Race 2. Van Amersfoort Racing's British driver dominated a session made tricky by poor weather conditions and posted a time of 1:51.156 minutes, more than a second faster than Victor Bernier (R-ace GP) in P2. Artem Lobanenko (also R-ace GP) caused some surprise by popping up in third place. The American Jak Crawford (Van Amersfoort Racing), who secured pole for the first race on Thursday, had to settle for tenth place. The first race within the context of the ADAC Total 24-hour race in the Eifel starts at 3.05 CEST while the other two rounds will follow on Saturday. SPORT1 and SPORT1+ will broadcast the races on TV. Racing can also be watched as live stream at,, and on the ADAC Formula 4 Facebook page.

The session early on Friday morning took place on a damp track after a shower of rain had fallen overnight. Cool temperatures of around ten degrees Celsius presented the ADAC High-Speed Academy trainees with some additional challenges. Championship leader Edgar was in a league of his own and was clearly best equipped to cope with the tricky conditions that produced unusually large gaps between cars further down the field as well in the final result of qualifying. Currently second in the championship, Elias Seppänen (US Racing) secured fourth place on the grid. Following a mediocre performance on Thursday, he too is going to need some racing luck, especially in the first two races, so as not to lose too much ground to Edgar.

Seppänen's team-mates, Oliver Bearman and Josef Knopp (ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg eV), will start the second race of the weekend from the third row of the grid followed by Kirill Smal and ADAC Sports Foundation protégé Tim Tramnitz. Vladislav Lomko and Crawford complete the Top Ten. Qualifying did not go as planned for Joshua Dürksen from Berlin. He has won two races so far this season but only qualified eleventh. He will start Race 1 from seventh on the grid after a penalty from the last round at Hockenheim.