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Foto: ADAC
Photo: ADAC

Jonny Edgar (16, England) and Jak Crawford (15, USA) from the Van Amersfoort Racing team remain in a class of their own in ADAC Formula 4. The two team-mates shared the race victories on Sunday at the Crimson Bull Ring, so a duel is increasingly emerging in the title fight.

In the presence of Crimson Bull motorsport consultant Helmut Marko, who observed his juniors on site , Edgar celebrated his sixth win of the season in the first run on Sunday morning ahead of Crawford and Joshua Dürksen (16, Berlin, Van Amersfoort Racing). His teammate then triumphed for the second time this year and referred Elias Seppänen (16, Finland, US Racing) and Victor Bernier (16, France, R-ace GP) on the marks. Edgar finished seventh. Before the last two race weekends of the season at the Lausitzring and in Oschersleben, the Englishman is thus 28 Points ahead of Crawford. Seppänen follows with more 18 Points behind in third place overall.



The first race of the day became Edgar’s solo drive. As on the previous day, he made perfect use of his pole deliver and drove away from the field together with Crawford. But Edgar’s victory was never really in danger, he thought about it on the way. “It was a very good race, the car was really strong,” said Edgar. Even a short safety vehicle segment didn’t bother the duo. “After the restart I was able to pull away, especially in the first two corners. After that I was able to manage the race,” said Edgar.

Behind him and Crawford there was a remarkable fight for third place between Seppänen and Dürksen, which the Berliner won in the course of the race. Bernier was subsequently punished against Tim Tramnitz (10, Hamburg, US Racing) Fifth ahead of the Russian Kirill Smal (15, Russia, R-ace GP) and his compatriot Vladislav Lomko (15, US Racing). The Mexican Erick Zuniga (ADAC Berlin-Bradenburg eV) was born a few days after his 16. Birthday eighth before Roee Meyuhas (20, R-ace GP) from Israel and Oliver Bearman (15, England, US Racing).



The third race of the weekend after the reversed grid Usually started, developed into an exciting exchange of blows. Pole setter Zuniga did not get a good delivery and fell a few places in the course of the initial phase. At first Lomko pushed himself to the top, but he soon got into trouble from Seppänen. Crawford fought his way through the field behind. “Everyone was pretty aggressive, it took me a while to get to third place,” said Crawford, describing his race to catch up.



When he finally made it battle, the gap to the leadership duo is quite large. But Crawford’s pace was clearly better, within a few laps he caught up and first passed Lomko and then Seppänen, who had meanwhile taken the lead. In the meantime, Edgar found it much more difficult and could no longer match the pace of the first races. The Englishman had to let a few opponents go and finally settle for seventh place. This enabled Crawford to fill the gap in the championship to 18 Reduce points. “I didn’t get everything out of this weekend, I used to be. But there are six races left, anything can happen,” said Crawford, who finished third on Saturday.



Lomko had to let Bernier go in the fight for the last podium place, but was the best rookie in fourth. Tramnitz followed in fifth place, who was unimpressed after his penalty in the first race. “I got the penalty, I had to live with it and tried to make the best of it in the third race,” said the man from Hamburg. “I managed the delivery very well, after that it was a bit difficult at first, but I had a lot of great fights especially in the middle of the race. That was really fun. It was one of the most exciting Formula 4 races for me,” beamed Tramnitz .



Kirill Smal defended sixth place in the final phase against Edgar, Bearman, Knopp and Zuniga completed the points. The next race weekend will take place in two weeks at the Lausitzring, the circuit in Brandenburg was added to the calendar as a replacement for the Dutch Zandvoort due to the corona. SPORT1 broadcasts the ADAC Formula 4 races on TV; they can be seen online at adac.de/motorsport, the ADAC Formula 4 Facebook page, SPORT1.de and on YouTube.com/ADAC.


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