Marvin Dienst converted his pole position into a race win in the first ADAC F4 race at Sachsenring, which featured three safety car stints.
Dienst emerged victorious following a battle with main title rival Joel Eriksson, who managed to overtake him with a better launch off the line.
Despite leading off the line, Eriksson could not pull away from Dienst and the latter soon reclaimed the lead, just before the first appearance of the safety car, due to the stranded car of Marek Bockmann.
The duo confidently led the field at the restart until Giorgio Maggi‘s incident, which neutralized the race once again.
And the green flag did not last long next time around either thanks to a?collision between Robert Shwartzman and Janneau Esmeijer.
The Mucke driver was trying to overtake the dropping Joseph Mawson at turn one but went way too deep into the corner and hit Esmeijer’s car, who suffered a broken suspension, and got trapped in the gravel.
With only one minute left on the clock, the race was called at that point, gifting Dienst the victory.
Eriksson finished second to minimize Dienst’s advances in the championship, while the podium was completed by Tim Zimmermann.
Having avoided Shwartzman’s manoeuvre, Mawson secured fourth, followed by fellow Van Amersfoort teammates Mick Schumacher and Harrison Newey.
David Beckmann and Kim-Luis Schramm, both dropping positions after running fourth, ended up seventh and ninth respectively with Mike Ortmann taking eighth.
The top ten was completed by Michael Waldherr who will start the reverse-grid race three from pole position.
|1||Marvin Dienst||HTP Junior Team||19 laps in 30:27.187|
|3||Tim Zimmermann||Neuhauser Racing||+1.489|
|4||Joey Mawson||Van Amersfoort Racing||+1.826|
|5||Mick Schumacher||Van Amersfoort Racing||+2.316|
|6||Harrison Newey||Van Amersfoort Racing||+3.393|
|7||David Beckmann||Mucke Motorsport||+4.634|
|8||Mike Ortmann||Mucke Motorsport||+5.734|
|9||Kim-Luis Schramm||Neuhauser Racing||+7.025|
|11||Jason Kremer||Team Timo Scheider||+9.428|
|13||Moritz Muller-Crepon||Jenzer Motorsport||+11.165|
|15||David Kolkmann||Jenzer Motorsport||+12.439|
|16||Cedric Piro||Piro Sports||+13.203|
|17||Luca Engstler||Engstler Motorsport||+14.081|
|18||Nikolaj Rogivue||SMG Swiss Motorsport Group||+15.063|
|19||Carrie Schreiner||HTP Junior Team||+15.804|
|20||Michelle Halder||Liqui Moly Team Engstler||+16.557|
|21||Yan Leon Shlom||Team Timo Scheider||+18.203|
|22||Marylin Niederhauser||Race Performance||+25.325|
|23||Toni Wolff||Piro Sports||+27.011|
|24||Janneau Esmeijer||HTP Junior Team||+1 lap|
|25||Benjamin Mazatis||Mucke Motorsport||+1 lap|
|26||Jan Jonck||RS Competition||+1 lap|
|27||Robert Schwartzman||Mucke Motorsport||+2 laps|
|Giorgio Maggi||SMG Swiss Motorsport Group||+8 laps|
|Marek Bockmann||Jenzer Motorsport||+16 laps|
|Nico Rindlisbacher||Jenzer Motorsport||+16 laps|