Hamburg’s Tim Tramnitz was victorious again in the second ADAC Formula 4 race of the weekend at the Sachsenring. The 16-year-old, who drives for Ralf Schumacher and Gerhard Ungar’s US Racing team, finished ahead of his team-mate Luke Browning (19, Great Britain) and Frenchman Victor Bernier (17, R-ace GP) on Sunday. Championship leader Oliver Bearman (16, Great Britain, Van Amersfoort Racing) was fourth.
“The weekend has been ideal so far. I am happy with my second win,” said Tramnitz, whose third victory of the season reduced the gap to Bearman to 29 points: “Fortunately, I was able to fight my way back to the front after the start. That was very important.” Browning lies third in the championship, 59 points behind Bearman.
Tramnitz initially lost the lead to Browning at the start, but the German was able to fend off the attacks coming from Bernier. While that trio pulled clear at the front, Bearman started to work his way through the field from eighth on the grid. Tramnitz eventually managed to overtake Browning. The Brit did not get the line quite right going into a corner, and had to ease off the power – that opened the door for the man from Hamburg, who took full advantage.
Meanwhile, Bearman was struggling to pass Tramnitz’s team-mate Vlad Lomko (16, Russia). He did, however, eventually find a way past and set off in pursuit of the leading group. In the end, the Brit finished just four seconds behind the winner. Like yesterday, the best rookie was Nikita Bedrin (15, Russia, Van Amersfoort Racing) in fifth place.
The third and final race at the Sachsenring gets underway at 14:10 this afternoon. Sami Meguetounif (17, France, R-ace GP), who finished eighth in race two, will start from pole position. Vlad Lomko lines up in second place, Oliver Bearman fifth and Tramnitz eighth. “I am intrigued to see what is possible in this race. It is important to get off to a good start. I want to pick up as many points as possible,” said the man from Hamburg.