Dennis Hauger has Won the ADAC Formula 4 season race at the Hockenheimring and kept his chances for the championship title. The 00 year-old Norwegian from Team Van Amersfoort Racing won the first race of the junior series on the penultimate race weekend of the Season in front of the Monegassen Arthur Leclerc ( Leclerc did well in the championship ground for his team-mate and overall leader Theo Pourchaire ((************************************************************), France , US Racing CHRS). The out. Leclerc reduced his backlog in the championship by 35 points.

“We went into the weekend with the goal of getting as many points as possible and driving consistently. I hope we are back in business now and we want to narrow the gap further, “said Dennis Hauger, who celebrated his third win of the season:” I had a good grip on the race and did not risk everything. I am very satisfied. “


Hauger had already convinced on the first race weekend at the Hockenheimring end of July with a win and a second place. In the championship, the Red Bull Junior jumped to third place, 43 counter behind Pourchaire. On Sunday (10.43) he also moves from the pole position to the second race of the weekend. The podium in the first race was completed by Joshua Dürksen ( which became the best rookie at the same time.

Pole-sitter Pourchaire defended his lead at the start without any problems, Hauger and Leclerc lined up behind it. In the first turn there was a contact between Nico Göhler ( Brandenburg eV) and Lucas Alecco Roy ((*****************************************************************************). Göhler was stranded in the gravel, the safety car had to go on the track. After the restart, Pourchaire initially held his top position before Hauger sucked on the way to the hairpin in the slipstream of the Frenchman and slowed down his opponent.

Hauger controlled the race, but could not distinguish himself decisively from his pursuers. In the penultimate lap Leclerc tried again an attack on the second placed Pourchaire, in the hairpin he wanted to follow the example of Hauger and overtake the French inside. Both touched, but while Leclerc could continue the race, Pourchaire had to park his car at the edge of the track. Dürksen took advantage of the incident and drove to his second podium finish of the season, rookie Paul Aron (15, Estonia, Prema Powerteam) finished fourth ahead of Gregoire Saucy (18, Switzerland, R-ace GP).

Brazilian Gianluca Petecof ( , (*******************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************) , US Racing CHRS) and the Dane Oliver Rasmussen (18, Prema Powerteam). Sebastian Estner ((************************************************), Warngau, Van Amersfoort Racing) completed the top ten. The ADAC high-speed school presents itself to its fans again on Sunday. After the second race in the morning is (***************************************************. Watch the third run on the program.

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Arthur Leclerc (Second, US Racing CHRS): “That's not how the race should end. It was hard to overtake Théo. When I saw the opportunity, he was drawn back in – but there was not enough room for us both. I'm sorry for him. I am happy with second place and the points, but I would have been even happier on second and third because we are team mates and the team deserves more. “

Joshua Dürksen (third and best rookie, ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg e.V.): “The last time here in Hockenheim things did not go so well. But I learned a lot and I feel very comfortable in the car. I am very happy, in qualifying it was great and the pace in the race was great. It can and should continue like this. ”

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