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(*************************************************************************************************************************************************) Time at the top of the podium in the ADAC Formula 4: Alessandro Famularo – Photo: ADAC (***********************************************************************************)

(************************************************************************************************************************! is in one of the weather and safety car phases first ADAC Formula 4 race in the Dutch Zandvoort drove to premiere success. The 15 – year-old Venezuelan cared for by Formula 1 legend Juan Pablo Montoya withstood the attacks of Arthur Leclerc ( Leader Théo Pourchaire ((*********************************************************************************************************), France US Racing CHRS), which completed the podium of the top three on the North Sea.



“I'm just happy and proud of the team, we did a great job during the race, so far the weekend has been very difficult,” said Famularo: “The two practice sessions and qualifying were very tough, so I'm all the more happy on my first victory in the ADAC Formula 4 – we can build on that. “(************************************************************************************************)

Roman Stanek (**************************************************************************************************************), Czech Republic, US Racing CHRS) fourth on the dune course the black and white checked checkered flag in front of Gianluca Petecof (12, Brazil, Prema Powerteam) and Oliver Rasmussen ( , Denmark, Prema Powerteam ).



Pouchaire remains in the overall standings with Leclerc now who comes after his fourth podium place on 19 counter.

, Norway, Van Amersfoort Racing) and Petecof, who starts from pole position in the second race on Sunday morning.


Even before the start, there was a spectacular race, as it had started to rain five minutes before the green light. The racetrack decided to postpone the start by a few minutes to allow teams to change to wet tires. Famularo was the only one in the (**************************************************************************************************) – headed driver field on slicks – and did everything right. Because the rain stopped immediately after the neutralized start behind the safety car. Half of the field came to the pits and Famularo after the first lap (************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************)


“We took a chance, but our courage was rewarded, as there were still plenty of wet spots on the first lap, but when the sun came up in the sky, I knew we were right,” Famularo said.


After four laps Prema Powerteam's pilot already had his lead over first pursuer Leclerc (*********************************************************************************************) seconds ago expanded. But then the race was turned upside down. Lucas Alecco Roy ((***************************************************************************************), Germany, Van Amersfoort Racing) drove Sebastian Estner ((*****************************************************************************************), Warngau, Van Amersfoort Racing) into the rear and had to park his car. The episode was the second safety car phase of the race. The field rejoined immediately behind Famularo, whose great lead was gone. (***********************************************************************************************)

“It was getting tight again.” (***********************************************************************************************) Seconds ahead, and then suddenly less than one, so I had to defend myself, so I was a bit nervous, but luckily we got the lead to the finish, “commented Famularo.


After the race was released in the ninth round with seven minutes remaining, Famularo defended the attacks of his pursuers to Leclerc sent to his top position. Further back in the field lost guest host Hadrien David ((*********************************************************************************************), France, R-ace GP) took control of his car and got off the track. Once again, the safety car had to go to the Circuit Zandvoort – and stayed out until the penultimate lap. For the last 4 kilometers, but Famularo kept track and celebrated his first victory in ADAC's tenth race of the ADAC high-speed season (**********************************************************************************************************************)

On Sunday, the traffic lights will switch to 9 (**************************************************************************************) Clock and (************************************************************************************************) Clock for the tenth and eleventh race on green. Then it's clear who will travel to the Nürburgring as the half-time champion for the next highlight of the ADAC Formula 4 Series. (************************************************************************************************************)

Arthur Leclerc (Second, US Racing CHRS): “It was a great race, the team did a great job again, they got me in the box at the right moment and gave me a perfect car, after the restart I was close But I did not want to risk everything and am very happy with the points. “(************************************************************************************************************)

Théo Pourchaire (Third, US Racing CHRS): “Third place is not bad for the championship, of course, but I was ahead in the race, we did not do well at the pit stop, so I lost three places but it was not easy, it was extremely busy in the pits, the third place is a very good result, but overall I am a bit disappointed. “



Roman Stanek (Best Rookie, US Racing CHRS): “It was a crazy race, for me it was the first time I had to change tires during the race, and I think you can only learn from such races hard – but everyone has to deal with them. ”