Tim Tramnitz dominated ADAC Formula 4 qualifying at the Sachsenring and secured pole position for the first two races of the weekend. Currently second in the championship, the youngster from Hamburg was unbeatable in both of Friday evening’s sessions, which took place in good conditions. Tramnitz was rewarded for his efforts with two Pirelli Pole Position Awards.
“That was a perfect start to the weekend for me: pole position is particularly important at this circuit, as it is not easy to overtake,” said Tramnitz, who is supported by ADAC Stiftung Sport. “The goal for this weekend is to score as many points as possible. The two pole positions are a good foundation, but a lot can happen – especially with the reverse grid race.”
Tramnitz will start the first race of the weekend, which gets underway at 11:45 on Saturday, from in front of championship leader Oliver Bearman. Third place on the grid for race one will be occupied by Tramnitz’s team-mate Luke Browning, next to France’s Victor Bernier in fourth. The best-placed rookie was Russian Nikita Bedrin: the driver from the Dutch Van Amersfoort Racing team starts sixth.
Race two starts at 09:25 on Sunday morning. This time, Tramnitz will start from well ahead of his title rival Bearman. With the Brit starting from down in eighth, the 17-year-old German definitely has the upper hand at the front of the grid. Browning starts this race from second place, followed by Bernier and Bedrin, who was again the top rookie.
The race weekend draws to a close with race three on Sunday (14:10). The reverse grid rule applies here, meaning the top eight drivers in race two start in reverse order.