In his only third appearance in ADAC Formula 4, the 15 – year old from Hamburg, Tim Tramnitz, managed for the US racing crew starts, at the Hockenheimring again the jump to the podium. After his third place at the Lausitzring, this time he was allowed to climb another podium and receive the trophy for second place.

During the second race on Saturday, the rookie was also able to collect kilometers in the lead for the first time, because at the top the three leading drivers were as close as possible and exciting. However, since the winner of the race was on significantly fresher tires due to a failure in the first race, Tramnitz had to just barely win in the end with only 0, 344 Seconds behind.


“I’m really happy about my second place, but I’m still a little annoyed that it wasn’t enough for the front. When you have the victory so close in front of your eyes, you really want to have it. “, The ADAC Sport Foundation sums up ambitiously and adds:” But turned into as soon as is not, can still be. After all, we still have four more race weekends ahead of us this season. ”After this weekend, Tramnitz continues to lead the rookie classification unchallenged with now 167 Points and a clear lead, while he is now in fifth place in the overall standings, but tied on points with the fourth-placed driver, who, however, has already clinched a championship victory.

In the first race of the weekend, Tramnitz showed what ambitions he has. After a mediocre qualifying, in which, according to his own statements, “made a few mistakes,” Tramnitz improved from tenth place on the grid to sixth place with an absolutely sovereign performance. He then had to start the third race from seventh place on the grid due to the so-called reverse grid rule, in which the eight best-placed drivers from the second race start in reverse order. In an exciting start phase, the US racing driver initially lost a reputation, but was able to regain it on the second lap. After that there was no getting past the pilot driving in front of him. A race termination a good two minutes before the end then confirmed the ranking in seventh place.

“The third race was very demanding. During the start-up phase in particular, things were sometimes pretty chaotic. From the middle of the race on, I got pressure from behind. And then the shatter at the end, which luckily I was able to avoid. Of course it is not the result that I wanted, but overall I was able to collect important points again this weekend, ”explains Tramnitz, visibly tense after the race. The young man from Hamburg will continue next weekend, when ADAC Formula 4 will be part of the supporting program of the legendary 24 hour race for the first time starts at the Nürburgring. Then, as an exception, the ADAC Formula 4 races will take place on Friday and Saturday.

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