Second place in the final: Pourchaire is champion in the ADAC Formula 4

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After a thrilling season finale at the Sachsenring, Theo Pourchaire is the new ADAC Formula 4 champion. The 17 – year – old Frenchman of the Crew US Racing CHRS only needed a second place in the last race to win the title. His direct opponent Dennis Hauger ( to hit seven points. The crew US Racing CHRS was also allowed to celebrate a title hat-trick. Besides the driver title for Pourchaire and the rookie title of Roman Stanek ( in the team ranking.

“It's an overwhelming feeling to win the championship. Also for the crew – thanks to the crew for the great support all year round, “Pourchaire cheered. “Congratulations to Dennis for a great year. It's hard to lose the championship. But that shows that the level was really high this year, “he revealed as a fair sportsman.

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Hauger inherited the race win by a subsequent 90 – second penalty against Joshua Dürksen (15, Paraguay, ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg eV), who had left too much distance during a security automobile section. After the race, the actually runner-up Alessandro Ghiretti ( fell short.

Third place finisher Oliver Rasmussen (30 – second time penalty after an incident with Sebastian Estner ((************************), Warngau, Van Amersfoort Racing). This put the fourth-placed Pourchaire in second place, Arthur Leclerc (18, Monaco, US Racing CHRS) finished third. The penalties had no influence on the outcome of the championship.

“That's not the way to win a race, of course,” said Hauger. In the end he quarreled especially with the lack of consistency and technical problems at the beginning of the season. “It was ups and downs compared to Pourchaire. One wonders in hindsight, why that has happened, “analyzed a slightly disappointed Hauger.

Nevertheless, Hauger also draws a positive conclusion of the season, especially with his development, he was satisfied. “At the beginning I risked too much, because I was in between ninth in the overall standings. I started learning in the middle of the season. My pace was really good and I was able to shorten the gap from 30 points to one point. It could have been better, but changed into happened happened, “said the Red Bull junior.

At the beginning of the last race of the season everything went first for Hauger. From grid position seven, he made a good start and was already third after a few corners, while the started from eighth place Pourchaire initially fell back to eleventh place. This constellation would have been enough for Hauger to the championship title. It looked even better when he overtook Ghiretti and took second place. But Pourchaire found his way through the field to the front.

In the virtual overall classification, the leadership changed back and forth several times, but soon Hauger had to demolish to the leading Dürksen. After the later punished contact between Rasmussen and Estner Pourchaire moved further forward. The subsequent Security Automobile section brought Hauger but at the same time back to Dürksen. After the restart the motto for the Norwegian was clear: he had to pass Dürksen. But the Paraguayan was much faster. “My tires were finished. I tried to manage it, but in the end I really had problems, “Hauger said.

Best newcomer was Stanek in sixth place. In the overall standings Leclerc finished third ahead of Stanek and Ferrari Junior Gianluca Petecof ((*************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************

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