, Toto Wolff and Hermann Tomczyk hand over the trophies to the winners – Photo: ADAC (***********************************************************************************)

( From the fifth place on the grid to victory: Dennis Hauger , NO, Van Amersfoort Racing ) won the first race of the ADAC Formula 4 in the Formula 1 race at the Hockenheimring, celebrating its second win of the season. The Norwegian beat Théo Pourchaire in the exciting seventh race of the season ((**********************************************************************************************************), FR, US Racing CHRS) and Gianluca Petecof (15, BR, Prema Powerteam) , Best rookie was Jonny Edgar ((*************************************************************************************************************), GB, Van Amersfoort Racing), who finished ninth. The four on the podium received theirs from FIA President Jean Todt, Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Director Toto Wolff and ADAC Sports President Hermann Tomczyk.

“Driving from fifth to first place is perfect. I am extremely happy. My pace was great, I can not wait to get back into the cockpit tomorrow, “said Hauger, who was honored by Jean Todt:” That was great. Here is generally a great atmosphere, he is a true legend. It was an honor for me. “(******************************************************************************************)Display

Michael Below ((***************************************************************************************), RU, R-ace GP) in front of Giorgio Carrara ((**********************************************************************************), AR, Jenzer Motorsport), Ido Cohen (17, IS, Van Amersfoort Racing), Oliver Rasmussen ((***************************************************************************************), FI, Prema Powerteam, Lucas Alecco Roy ((*****************************************************************, DE, Van Amersfoort Racing), Edgar and Arthur Leclerc ( 18, MC, US Racing CHRS), brother of Formula 1 shooting star Charles Leclerc.

Pourchaire conquered the sole lead in the overall standings with his second place, he is now with (*****************************************************************************************) points at the top. “Today it was difficult, with second place we got the maximum out,” said Pourchaire: “I'm extremely happy about it and would like to defend this course, of course.” He received the trophy from Toto Wolff, the motorsport director of Mercedes-AMG. Niklas Krütten ((*********************************************************************************************************), Trier, Van Amersfoort Racing), who had led the table with Pourchaire before the race, retired after a contact with Hauger and remained without points.

Krütten got off to an excellent start and passed pole-sitter Pourchaire on the first lap. His team-mate Hauger, the fastest of the training, also came quickly past the Frenchman and delivered in the episode a close duel with crutches. In the duel with Krütten for the lead Hauger then slipped in the hairpin turn off the track. This used Pourchaire to drive back to second place. Hauger was not beaten – on the contrary: he made a small mistake from Pourchaire and then quickly closed the gap to Krütten.

In the final phase of the race, there was then a contact between both teammates. Hauger wanted to pass outside, Krütten touched when accelerating with his left front wheel, the right rear wheel of the Norwegian. The Trier turned from the track and could not continue the race. In the subsequent safety car phase Krüttens car was recovered – when the restart took place, was still a lap to drive. And that had it all in: While Hauger and Pourchaire had everything under control in the front, Petecof had to defend himself against Leclerc. At first, Leclerc had the lead, but when the Brazilian counterattack, he came off the track and fell back to tenth place.

“It was an exciting duel at the end with Arthur – with the better end for me,” said a delighted Petecof, who was honored for third place by ADAC Sports President Hermann Tomczyk: “We have had some problems with the pace all the time. In that sense, we have reached the maximum today, and I'm very happy about that. Tomorrow I want to go back to the podium. If possible, one or two more steps. “(*****************************************************************************************) Arthur Leclerc is in pole position in this race, followed by Dennis Hauger and Théo Pourchaire. Niklas Krütten takes fifth place behind rookie Roman Stanek ((*****************************************************************************************************), CZ, US Racing CHRS) in the eighth race of the season.

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