First match point for Théo Pourchaire in Hockenheim

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crown yourself champion on the penultimate race weekend – Photo: ADAC (**************************************************************************)

( If the championship decision in the ADAC Formula 4 already falls this weekend . to 15. September) in Hockenheim? Leader Théo Pourchaire ((*******************************************************************************************************), France, US Racing CHRS) already has its first match point on the penultimate race weekend – but the competition is far from over. Curtain up for the sixth race weekend of the ADAC Formula 4, which will be broadcast live on TV as usual by SPORT1. In addition, the races can be seen online in the livestream at adac.de/motorsport, youtube.com/adac and on the Facebook page of the ADAC Formula 4.



“It's an extra motivation for me to be a champion this weekend, so I can read the table and of course count on it – but there are two more race weekends to go,” said Pourchaire, who after five race weekends 53 points ahead of his first pursuer, Arthur Leclerc (18, Monaco, US Racing CHRS). I do not have any pressure, I have time, there are still three races at the Sachsenring, my goal is to deliver as good as possible this weekend. “



The bill is simple: As a maximum on a race weekend (********************************************************************************************) points (each (**********************************************************************************************) per win), Pourchaire must increase his lead accordingly to prematurely succeed Lirim Zendeli ((*************************************************************************************************************), Bochum, US Racing CHRS). So it is possible, but Pourchaire does not want to burden himself with these thought games. (*********************************************************************************************************)

“I have very good memories of Hockenheim, it's a great feeling to return there after we drove here together with Formula 1 in July,” says the : “It was a very good weekend for me, where I got my first pole position in the ADAC Formula 4 and also finished twice on the podium, of course I hope to win the races – I'm confident and optimistic for the weekend . “



But the pursuers also scent their chances, especially Arthur Leclerc, the younger brother of Formula 1 shooting star Charles Leclerc. Of the 18 – year-old had celebrated his first victory in the ADAC Formula 4 at the first Hockenheim weekend in front of the great backdrop of Formula 1. He then followed by a second place in Zandvoort and a third on the Nürburgring. Leclerc junior says: “I want to get through the races clean and pay back the good work of the team, and then we'll see where we're going.” (**********************************************************************************************)


Overall, US Racing CHRS dominates the action this season. The team , (**********************************************************************) Roman Stanek ((********************************************************************************************), Czech Republic) and Alessandro Ghiretti ( Red Bull junior Dennis Hauger follows in fifth place ((***************************************************************************************************), Norway), who drives for Van Amersfoort Racing. “Unfortunately, I had some bad luck and bad results here and there this season,” says the Norwegian, who approach.”



Pourchaire has won three races so far, but his big asset is his consistency. Only in the fourth race of the season at the Red Bull Ring he missed the points, otherwise he diligently collected counter by counter. “I can usually assess the risk well and drive with eye,” explains Pourchaire: “But here and there has also been some luck – and decided the championship is far from.”



This also applies to the decisions in the team ranking and the rookies. For the teams, US Racing CHRS ( (229) and the Prema Powerteam ( ) at the top. Among the rookies, Roman Stanek ( Aron ((*****************************************************************************************************), Estonia, Prema Powerteam), who (********************************************************************************) has points in the account. Also in these two rankings could fall prejudices on the penultimate race weekend.

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