Tim Tramnitz wins Sunday’s first race. Three US Racing drivers on the podium.
Pole-sitter Tim Tramnitz (16, US Racing) won race two in ADAC Formula 4 at the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg to claim his first victory of the season. On Sunday morning, the ADAC Stiftung Sport driver from Hamburg finished ahead of his US Racing team-mates Alex Dunne (15, Ireland) and Luke Browning (19, Great Britain. Fourth place went to championship leader Oliver Bearman (16, Great Britain, Van Amersfoort Racing), who won Saturday’s race.
“I am mega happy,” said Tramnitz. “Unfortunately, the start was not so good and I initially lost a position. However, I was able to stay in touch all the time, and ultimately to overtake. I’d like to say a big thank you to the team – the car was really good and helped me to make up the positions I had lost,” said the man from Hamburg, who starts race three from eighth on the grid.
Bearman got off to a flyer and immediately took the lead at the start. Tramnitz then set about putting the leader under pressure. Browning benefitted from this battle and took the lead on lap four. That lead lasted until lap six, when Tramnitz passed him before going on to take the victory.
The fastest lap of the race (1:41.934 minutes) came courtesy of Dunne, who was again the best rookie in the field in only his second ADAC Formula 4 race. “It was a tough race, in which I had a number of good battles. I enjoyed it and am delighted to have made it onto the podium again,” said Dunne.
Occupying positions five to eight were Joshua Dufek (16, Switzerland, Van Amersfoort Racing), Vlad Lomko (16, Russia, US Racing), Nikita Bedrin (15, Russia, Van Amersfoort Pilot) and Bence Valint (16, Hungary, Van Amersfoort Racing).
The third race in the ADAC high-speed school begins at 15:50 on Sunday. The top eight drivers from race two will start in reverse order. The ADAC Formula 4 races at the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg are available in a livestream at adac.de/motorsport and youtube.com/adac.