ADAC Formel 4 

ADAC Formula 4·2.10.2021

Tim Tramnitz claims lights-to-flag victory at the Sachsenring

Second win of the season for the driver from Hamburg. Oliver Bearman is runner-up, ahead of Luke Browning. Two races on Sunday promise to be very exciting.

Lights-to-flag victory for Tim Tramnitz: The 16-year-old won race ten of this season’s ADAC Formula 4 at the Sachsenring to close the gap on championship leader Oliver Bearman (16, Great Britain, Van Amersfoort Racing). The young man from Hamburg, who drives for the US Racing team, continued what has been a strong showing so far this weekend: after setting the fastest time in free practice, he also secured pole position, which he has now converted into win number two of the season.

“I am mega happy, this weekend has been great so far,” said Tramnitz, who is supported by ADAC Stiftung Sport: “My start was not ideal, so I had to go defensive. After that, it was particularly important to look after the tyres. I am now looking forward to tomorrow’s races.”

Second place went to Oliver Bearman, closely followed by Tramnitz’s team-mate Luke Browning (19, Great Britain). The best-placed rookie was Nikita Bedrin (15, Russia, Van Amersfoort Racing) in seventh.

Tramnitz had to defend his lead at the start, as Bearman made the quicker getaway over the first few metres. However, the driver from Hamburg did indeed stay out in front, although Tramnitz received a warning from race control for his manoeuvre against the Brit. After the first few laps, Tramnitz managed to open a small lead, while Bearman and Browning battled it out for second place.

Around the midway point of the race, rookie Marcus Amand (15, France, R-ace GP) skidded into a gravel bed, resulting in an appearance from the safety car. This saw the field bunch up again and set up an exciting conclusion. Tramnitz managed to hang onto the lead at the restart. Bearman was unable to threaten the US Racing driver, but did manage to fend off Browning, who attempted several overtaking manoeuvres but was unable to find a way past his compatriot.

Tramnitz will again start from pole position in race two of the weekend at 09:25 on Sunday – and this time, from well ahead of his title rival Bearman. The Brit starts from eighth place on the grid. The fourth race weekend of the season ends with race three on Sunday (14:10), in which the top eight from race two start in reverse order.

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