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Gabriele Mini tops day one of ADAC F4 test at Zandvoort

by Ida Wood

Photo: ADAC

Prema’s Gabriele Mini was fastest on the first day of ADAC Formula 4’s in-season test at Zandvoort.

The single-seater rookie set the pace in the afternoon session, pipping morning leader Elias Seppanen by 0.049 seconds.

The US Racing driver was almost a quarter of a second up on Mini in the morning, with his team-mate Tim Tramnitz the only other driver remotely near the pace.

All 15 cars on the entry list made it out on track in the morning, with R-ace GP’s Victor Bernier absent from the second session and his team-mate Kirill Smal only setting a small number of laps before bringing out a session-ending red flag.

The times in the afternoon were not closer, with the third US Racing car of Vladislav Lomko less than a tenth off Mini.

Prema’s Dino Beganovic improved significantly on his morning time to go fourth fastest ahead of Tramnitz, both within two tenths of a second of Mini. Tramnitz and R-ace GP’s Artem Lobanenko both clocked up over 100 laps over the day.

Italian F4 drivers Leonardo Fornaroli (Iron Lynx) and Hamda Al Qubaisi (in a Prema-supported Abu Dhabi Racing entry) were also part of the test.


Test results
Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Gabriele Mini Prema 1m36.062s 91
2 Elias Seppanen US Racing 1m36.111s +0.049s 98
3 Vladislav Lomko US Racing 1m36.138s +0.076s 92
4 Dino Beganovic Prema 1m36.185s +0.123s 76
5 Tim Tramnitz US Racing 1m36.251s +0.189s 103
6 Sebastian Montoya Prema 1m36.312s +0.250s 94
7 Gabriel Bortoleto Prema 1m36.353s +0.291s 90
8 Joshua Duerksen Mucke Motorsport 1m36.366s +0.304s 85
9 Ollie Bearman US Racing 1m36.611s +0.549s 97
10 Leonardo Fornaroli Iron Lynx 1m36.731s +0.669s 76
11 Artem Lobanenko R-ace GP 1m36.796s +0.734s 100
12 Josef Knopp Mucke Motorsport 1m36.940s +0.878s 87
13 Victor Bernier R-ace GP 1m37.037s +0.975s 39
14 Kirill Smal R-ace GP 1m37.441s +1.379s 50
15 Hamda Al Qubaisi Abu Dhabi Racing 1m37.948s +1.886s 57