ADAC Formel 4 

ADAC Formula 4·11.6.2021

Bearman and Tramnitz secure pole position for the Saturday races

Oliver Bearman (Van Amersfoort Racing) made a successful start to the first race weekend of the new season. Having already been the fastest man in the two free practices, he also set the fastest time in the first qualifying session in ADAC Formula 4. Only in the second qualifying session did the Brit have to settle for second place behind Tim Tramnitz (US Racing).

The 16-year-old’s qualifying performance puts him in the ideal position for the first two races of the season on Saturday (11:15 and 17:30). Bearman secured pole for Saturday’s opening race with a time of 1:31.185 minutes, following on seamlessly from his fine performances in the free practices just a few hours beforehand. He was followed by his team-mate Joshua Dufek (Switzerland), who missed out on pole position by 0.254 seconds and will thus start the race from second place on the grid. In third place is Columbian Sebastian Montoya (Prema Powerteam), who was just a blink of an eye slower (+0.010 seconds) than Dufek. Guest driver Leonardo Fornaroli (Iron Lynx), second fastest in the FP1, was fourth on this occasion. Fifth place went to Luke Browning (19, Great Britain, US Racing).

Tramnitz managed to get the upper hand over Bearman in the second session and topped the timings with a lap of 1:31.226 minutes. The ADAC Stiftung Sport driver, who is in his second season of ADAC Formula 4 with US Racing, finished just ahead of Bearman in second place (+0.036). “I am happy with my second qualifying and obviously want to defend this position,” said Tramnitz after the race. The man from Hamburg had problems in the first qualifying session: “I could not find a gap and was always stuck in traffic. I could have done much better, but I will have to work my way through the field in the opening race and try to hold my position in the second.” Third place in Q2 went to Leonardo Fornaroli, ahead of Joshua Dufek and Sebastian Montoya.

The grid positions have now been determined for the first two races on Saturday (11:15 and 17:30). In the third and final race of the weekend on Sunday (11:05), the top eight in race two start in reverse order. The races are available to watch live, free and exclusively on and