HTP Junior Team’s Marvin Dienst continued to lead every single lap of the Nurburgring ADAC F4 meeting as he controlled Saturday’s race two for his third consecutive win.
And, with erstwhile championship leader Joel Eriksson having a difficult race, the Swede was passed by Dienst in the standings.
Just as in race one, Dienst was quicker than teammate Janneau Esmeijer off the line, stealing the lead and never looking back.
The HTP duo settled into a 1-2 early on, with three orange Mucke cars battling for position behind, when the race saw the first appearance of the safety car.
Job van Uitert straightlined the NGK-
In the resulting bottleneck, Robin Brezina hit Toni Wolf, getting stuck on his rear wing, with both out of the race.
The race resumed after a lengthy cleanup, with Dienst once more assuming a comfortable lead.
Eriksson had made it up to an impressive fifth at that point, but a brilliant last-corner dive from David Beckmann seemingly threw the Swede off his game.
He was passed by Lando Norris shortly, then was forced wide by Mick Schumacher, ending up eighth.
Further down the field, Kim-Luis Schramm of Neuhauser was too optimistic heading into the chicane and spun around as he tried to pass, going into the path of Michael Waldherr and breaking the Motopark machine’s suspension.
A short safety car period followed and, upon restart, Dienst did enough to secure the win, with Esmeijer bringing home a Mucke 1-2.
Shwartzman claimed his seventh podium from last eight starts, followed by teammates Beckmann and Norris, and Schumacher, claiming his best win since his Oschersleben win.
Aron tumbled down to eighth on the final lap, while Joseph Mawson and Marek Bockmann both passed Eriksson in the last minutes.
As a result, the Swede now trails Dienst by three points, with Mawson a further nine down.
|1||Marvin Dienst||HTP Junior Team||17 laps in 30:41.791|
|2||Janneau Esmeijer||HTP Junior Team||+0.430|
|3||Robert Schwartzman||Mucke Motorsport||+1.971|
|4||David Beckmann||Mucke Motorsport||+3.075|
|5||Lando Norris||Mucke Motorsport||+3.897|
|6||Mick Schumacher||Van Amersfoort Racing||+4.420|
|7||Ralf Aron||Prema Powerteam||+4.964|
|8||Joseph Mawson||Van Amersfoort Racing||+7.007|
|9||Marek Bockmann||Jenzer Motorsport||+7.222|
|11||Mike David Ortmann||Mucke Motorsport||+7.860|
|12||Job van Uitert||Provily Racing||+9.343|
|13||Harrison Newey||Van Amersfoort Racing||+9.485|
|14||Nico Rindlisbacher||Jenzer Motorsport||+9.848|
|17||Jason Kremer||Team Timo Scheider||+11.577|
|18||Jan Jonck||RS Competition||+12.149|
|19||Moritz Muller-Crepon||Jenzer Motorsport||+12.667|
|20||Kami Laliberte||Van Amersfoort Racing||+12.972|
|21||Mauro Auricchio||Team Timo Scheider||+13.989|
|22||Giorgio Maggi||SMG Swiss Motorsport Group||+14.501|
|23||Luca Engstler||Engstler Motorsport||+16.430|
|24||Michelle Halder||Liqui Moly Team Engstler||+20.083|
|25||Marylin Niederhauser||Race Performance||+20.489|
|26||Carrie Schreiner||HTP Junior Team||+23.403|
|27||Tim Zimmermann||Neuhauser Racing||+1 lap|
|28||Giuliano Raucci||Prema Powerteam||+2 laps|
|29||Kim-Luis Schramm||Neuhauser Racing||+2 laps|
|Michael Waldherr||Motopark||+6 laps|
|Cedric Piro||Piro Sports||+13 laps|
|Benjamin Mazatis||Mucke Motorsport||+17 laps|
|Robin Brezina||Privateer||+17 laps|
|Toni Wolff||Piro Sports||+17 laps|