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Liam Lawson leads VAR one-two in third Red Bull Ring ADAC F4 race

by Jack Amey

Photo: Gruppe C Photography/ADAC

Liam Lawson claimed a Van Amersfoort Racing one-two at the Red Bull Ring with victory in the third and final ADAC Formula 4 race at the Austrian circuit.

Lawson finished ahead of team-mate Frederik Vesti with Mucke Motorsport’s Niklas Krutten finishing in third.

Krutten had taken the lead at the start of the race when he passed reversed-grid pole-sitter Andreas Estner on the run into Turn 1.

He was able to pull a bit of a gap to both Lawson and Vesti as they looked to pass Estner, with Lawson making his move on Estner on the outside of the fast left-hander of Turn 5.

Vesti followed a lap later with a move on Estner to put the Van Amersfoort drivers second and third, behind Kuttner.

Lawson attempted to make a move on the outside of the slow right turn at Turn 2 but found himself being run out of road. Krutten was investigated and received a black and white flag for forcing Lawson off the track.

Krutten?s strong defence did not deter Lawson as he swept around the outside of the downhill, right-handed Turn 3 to take the lead of the race.

Vesti soon closed the gap to Krutten and made his move around the outside of Turn 2 which allowed Prema Theodore Racing?s Olli Caldwell to close up.

Caldwell was unable to pass Krutten with the top four finishing in that order, ahead of Lirim Zendeli in fifth.

It was a US Racing five-six-seven with Zendeli’s team-mates Mick Wishofer and David Schumacher finishing sixth and seventh, the latter having started 18th?on the grid.

Charles Weerts finished in eighth place, ahead of Estner and Joey Alders.


Race results (20 laps)
Pos Name Team Time
1 Liam Lawson Van Amersfoort Racing 30m37.966s
2 Frederik Vesti Van Amersfoort Racing +1.380s
3 Niklas Krutten Mucke Motorsport +6.423s
4 Olli Caldwell Mucke Motorsport +7.049s
5 Lirim Zendeli US Racing +7.424s
6 Mick Wischofer US Racing +9.351s
7 David Schumacher US Racing +13.440s
8 Charles Weerts Van Amersfoort Racing +14.249s
9 Andreas Estner Neuhauser Racing +24.321s
10 Joey Alders Van Amersfoort Racing +28.151s
11 Leon Kohler Mucke Motorsport +29.100s
12 Tom Beckhauser US Racing +29.337s
13 Sebastian Estner Neuhauser Racing +30.081s
14 Ido Cohen Mucke Motorsport +30.754s
15 Amaury Cordeel Mucke Motorsport +30.931s
16 Lucas Alecco Roy Van Amersfoort Racing +31.298s
17 Gianluca Petecof Prema +1m01.037s
18 Enzo Fittipaldi Prema +2 laps
Fastest Lap: Fittipaldi, 1m31.017s

Championship Standings
Zendeli 199? ?2 Lawson 175? ?3 Fittipaldi 138???4 Wishofer 122? ?5 Vesti 121? ?6 Weerts 100? ?7 Caldwell 95? ?8 Krutten 61? ?9 Schumacher 46? ?10 A Estner 28