Jonny Edgar has laid down a marker of intent in the ADAC Formula 4 championship battle in the second of two free practice session at Oschersleben. The 16-year-old, who currently leads the standings, clocked a time of 1:24.034 minutes on a track that had dried up since the morning to top the timesheets by a clear margin. French teenager Victor Bernier, who had prevailed in the first session on a wet track, followed in second place, 0.358 seconds behind. Edgar’s closest challenger for the title, Jak Crawford, took third place, a further tenth behind. Going into the last three races of the season, Van Amersfoort driver Edgar leads the overall standings by a margin of 23 points over Crawford.
Behind the top trio, Berlin’s Joshua Dürksen took fourth place ahead of Tim Tramnitz, who was crowned 2020 Best Rookie last weekend. Tramnitz’s US Racing team-mates Elias Seppänen, Oliver Bearman and Vladislav Lomko were sixth, seventh and eighth fastest respectively. Kirill Smal and Josef Knopp completed the Top Ten. The session had to be abandoned after a red flag approximately two minutes before the end.
For the talented youngsters of the ADAC High-Speed Academy, business resumes on Saturday morning at 08:00 CET with the qualifying sessions. Race 1 starts at 12:00 CET on Saturday, but the title cannot mathematically be decided until Sunday when the two final races of the season take place (09:25 and 14:55 CET). Free-to-air TV channel SPORT1 is showing all three of the ADAC Formula 4 races. They can also be watched online as a live stream on SPORT1.de, adac.de/motorsport, YouTube.com/adac and on the Facebook page of ADAC TCR Germany.