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.
|2||Elias Seppanen||US Racing||1m36.111s||+0.049s||98|
|3||Vladislav Lomko||US Racing||1m36.138s||+0.076s||92|
|5||Tim Tramnitz||US Racing||1m36.251s||+0.189s||103|
|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|