Neither Oliver Bearman nor Tim Tramnitz: Alex Dunne managed to end the dominance of the two leading drivers, securing two pole positions in ADAC Formula 4 qualifying at the Hockenheimring.
Alex Dunne (15, Ireland, US Racing) dominated ADAC Formula 4 qualifying at the Hockenheimring and secured pole position for the first two races of the weekend for the first time. The newcomer to the championship, who currently lies eleventh in the Driver standings, was unbeatable in Friday evening’s qualifying and twice won the Pirelli Pole Position Award in good conditions.
"I am really happy to have secured pole position twice. I am now looking forward to the races and hoping for good results,” said the 15-year-old after qualifying, expressing his joy at the result. The young Irishman twice finished runner-up on his ADAC Formula 4 debut in Hockenheim in September.
Dunne will start the opening race of the weekend, which gets underway at 12:00 on Saturday, in front of the two men battling it out for the championship lead: Tim Tramnitz (16, Hamburg, US Racing) and Oliver Bearman (16, Great Britain, Van Amersfoort Racing). This is the first time that neither of the two title contenders have set the fastest time in qualifying.
Race two starts at 09:40 on Sunday morning, this time with Bearman and Tramnitz behind Dunne in reverse order. The title race in the ADAC high-speed school looks set to be a thriller.
The race weekend concludes with the third race on Sunday (14:15). This features a reverse grid – the top eight from race two start in reverse order.