Day one of the ADAC Formula 4 tests at Motorsport Arena Oschersleben. The talented youngsters in the ADAC’s high-speed school are in the Magdeburg Börde region to prepare for season seven.
Oliver Bearman and Tim Tramnitz, twice: British Van Amersfoort Racing driver Bearman and Tim Tramnitz, 2020 Junior champion, dominated day one of the ADAC Formula 4 test at Motorsport Arena Oschersleben. While Bearman set the fastest time of 1:23.525 minutes in the first session of the day, Tramnitz was the fastest man in the subsequent two sessions: first clocking a time of 1:23.919 on a dry track, then 1:39.712 in wet conditions later on.
The young man from Hamburg was understandably happy with his day’s work. “It was about finding a good set-up and getting back into the swing of things. This is my first time here this year, but I immediately felt right at home,” said Tramnitz. “The set-up was right, the car felt good. In the dry and in the rain. I learned a lot again, and it is obviously not bad for your confidence to be the fastest in the sessions.”
Four sessions on Tuesday – season start planned for June
Four sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, including practice starts. The motorsport talents will be looking to use the test in Oschersleben to try out different set-ups and approaches, and to warm up for the season ahead. As things stand, this will start on the weekend of 11th to 13th June at the Red Bull Ring in Austria.
Bearman, who like Tramnitz is in his second season in ADAC Formula 4, wasted no time in setting the fastest time on Monday morning. This first session also proved to be the fastest of the day, with Valentino Catalano (BWR Motorsport), Joshua Dufek (Van Amersfoort Racing), new US Racing driver Luke Browning (Great Britain) and Tramnitz also going under 1:24.000 minutes.
The third session of the day presented the drivers in the high-speed school with a new challenge. The circuit was wet and slippery in places. Tramnitz coped best with the conditions, followed by Bearman, Joshua Dufek (Switzerland) and Browning again.