20 Sep 2021
Round 3 of the ADAC F.4 Championship Powered by Abarth at the Hockenheimring: wins for Bearman, Tramnitz and Bedrin
Bearman confirms his leadership by winning race 1, taking fourth place in race 2 and coming second in race 3.
- Bearman confirms his leadership by winning race 1, taking fourth place in race 2 and coming second in race 3.
- Excellent debut for the 15-year-old Irish driver Alex Dunne, twice climbing up to the second step of the podium.
- Nikita Bedrin confirms his position as leader in the rookies' standings, taking his first overall victory in race 3.
Oliver Bearman (GBR – Van Amersfoort Racing), Tim Tramnitz (GER – US Racing) and Nikita Bedrin (RUS – Van Amersfoort Racing) are the winners of the third round of the ADAC F.4 Championship Powered by Abarth. The German series returned to the Hockenheimring circuit after the first two rounds of the season at the Red Bull Ring circuit in Austria and at Zandvoort in the Netherlands. Also on the circuit in the Land of Baden-Württemberg was the Tatuus F4 T.014 with the 160-hp Abarth T-Jet engine, closely derived from the standard variant, proved to be fast and reliable.
In Saturday's race, Oliver Bearman (GBR – Van Amersfoort Racing) started from pole position and immediately gained a decent lead over the 15-year-old Irish rookie Alex Dunne (IRL – US Racing) and over Luke Browning (GBR – US Racing). Drivers from the same team also took fourth and fifth – Tim Tramnitz (GER) and Vlad Lomko (RUS).
In race 2, a great battle for the top positions rewarded Tim Tramnitz for the first time this season. He managed to get the better of his two teammates Alex Dunne and Luke Browning, who completed an entirely US Racing podium. Leading in the first part of the race, Bearman had to ‘settle’ for fourth place ahead of his teammate Joshua Dufek (AUT – Van Amersfoort Racing).
In race 3, Nikita Bedrin scored his first success of the season, starting from the first row and resisting the attacks of his teammates Bearman and Vlad Lomko. The Russian driver fought from the very beginning before taking a considerable lead over Bearman – extending his overall lead further and further, and over Lomko – some distance ahead of Tim Tramnitz and Victor Bernier (FRA – R-ace GP).
After the postponement of the Nürburgring round, the ADAC Formel 4 calendar includes the Sachsenring (October 1st to 3rd), Hockenheimring (October 22nd to 24th) and the grand finale at the Nürburgring (November 5th to 7th).
Current standings in the ADAC Formel 4 Powered by Abarth: 1. Oliver Bearman (GBR, Van Amersfoort Racing), 167; 2. Tim Tramnitz (GER, US Racing), 118; 3. Luke Browning (GBR, US Racing), 105; 4. Sebastian Montoya (COL, Prema Powerteam), 72; 5. Nikita Bedrin (RUS, Van Amersfoort Racing), 70.
September 20, 2021