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Arthur Leclerc wins German GP ADAC F4 support race at Hockenheim

by Ida Wood

Photo: Alfa Romeo Racing

Arthur Leclerc took his first ADAC Formula 4 win in the warm-up race to the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim.

The Monegasque teenager, whose brother Charles races for Scuderia Ferrari in Formula 1, lost his pole advantage off the line to title rival Dennis Hauger, but caught the Van Amersfoort Racing driver off-guard at Turn 2 a lap later and reclaimed the lead.

Although he was kept under pressure through the rest of the race, Sauber junior Leclerc never looked like losing his lead.

Leclerc’s title-leading US Racing – CHRS team-mate Theo Pourchaire had a relatively quiet run to third after establishing himself in the position during an early tussle, and was well clear of the battling for fourth and below despite two safety car periods.

The first one was caused by a backmarker collision that involved three cars, while the second time around it was down to Mikhael Belov spinning out of the points and beaching himself.

After several to-and-fros between the trio, Prema’s Gianluca Petecof ended up beating US Racing pair Roman Stanek and Alessandro Ghiretti to fourth,? with Nicklas Krutten taking seventh for VAR after tripping over himself when he got involved in the battle ahead.

Ido Cohen had finished fourth on the road for VAR, but was relegated to last by a 30-second penalty.

Mucke Motorsport’s Joshua Duerksen also had a messy race, finishing 12th, while Mercedes F1 junior Paul Aron span then retired in the pits.


Race results
Pos Name Team Time
1 Arthur Leclerc US Racing – CHRS 30m20.398s
2 Dennis Hauger Van Amersfoort Racing +0.620s
3 Theo Pourchaire US Racing – CHRS +1.892s
4 Gianluca Petecof Prema +5.197s
5 Roman Stanek US Racing – CHRS +5.551s
6 Alessandro Ghiretti US Racing – CHRS +6.067s
7 Nicklas Krutten Van Amersfoort Racing +6.546s
8 Giorgio Carrara Jenzer Motorsport +7.218s
9 Lucas Alecco Roy Van Amersfoort Racing +8.942s
10 Gregoire Saucy R-ace GP +9.580s
11 Oliver Rasmussen Prema +10.586s
12 Joshua Duerksen Mucke Motorsport +10.917s
13 Jonny Edgar Jenzer Motorsport +11.988s
14 Filip Ugran BVM Racing +14.492s
15 Laszlo Toth R-ace GP +17.531s
16 Axel Gnos Jenzer Motorsport +18.267s
17 Ido Cohen Van Amersoort Racing +32.717s
Ret Mikhael Belov R-ace GP
Ret Nico Gohler Mucke Motorsport
Ret Sebastian Estner Van Amersfoort Racing
Ret Alessandro Famularo Prema
Ret Paul Aron Prema
Fastest lap: Leclerc, 1m41.752s

Championship Standings
1?Pourchaire 102? ?2 Leclerc 91? ?3 Hauger 83? ?4 Krutten 75? ?5 Petecof 74? ?6 Stanek 69? ?7 Aron 59? ?8 Ghiretti 56? ?9 William Alatalo 43? ?10 Duerksen 34