Home Formula 4ADAC F4 Dienst takes third straight win, goes top in the standings

Dienst takes third straight win, goes top in the standings

by Valentin Khorounzhiy
Photo: Gruppe C GmbH

Photo: Gruppe C GmbH

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-Schikane, which resulted in the field getting bunched up and saw Cedric Piro pitch Benjamin Mazatis into a spin.

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.

Race results
Pos. Driver Team Time/Gap
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
10 Joel Eriksson Motopark +7.693
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
15 Jonathan Cecotto Motopark +10.330
16 Jannes Fittje Motopark +11.129
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