Photo: ADAC Formel Masters
Alessio Picariello continued his dominance in the title fight of this year’s ADAC Formel Masters, further increasing his lead by winning the second race at Spielberg.
Again, Maximilian Gunther was the poleman, but the rookie driver did not manage to keep his teammate at bay for long, making a mistake into turn one five minutes in and letting Picariello through. From that point on, Gunther was always on Picariello’s heels, with the average gap between them remaining at about 0.4s, but the German never quite managed to find space for an overtake and had to settle for second.
Schiller Motorsport’s Jason Kremer took third after coming out on top in a fight with Neuhauser’s Nicolas Beer. The eventual overtake from Kremer was notably illegal as he used the runoff, but was preceded by Beer squeezing the German driver off-track, which saw the Dane receive a drive through penalty and seemingly allowed Kremer to walk away without a penalty.
Mikkel Jensen passed his teammate Indy Dontje on the final lap to take fourth, while another Lotus driver Beitske Visser kept Kim-Luis Schramm at bay to take sixth. Fabian Schiller finished in eighth ahead of the Neuhauser duo – with Stefan Riener leading Beer after the latter’s drive through.
|1||Alessio Picariello||ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg e.V.||16 laps in 26:12.433|
|2||Maximilian Gunther||ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg e.V.||+0.342|
|3||Jason Kremer||Schiller Motorsport||+4.598|
|7||Kim-Luis Schramm||ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg e.V.||+15.165|
|8||Fabian Schiller||Schiller Motorsport||+19.343|
|9||Stefan Riener||Neuhauser Racing||+20.268|
|10||Nicolas Beer||Neuhauser Racing||+24.400|
|11||Stephane Kox||Team KUG Motorsport||+30.858|
|12||Marvin Dienst||Neuhauser Racing||+31.568|
|13||Benedikt Gentgen||JBR Motorsport & Engineering||+31.587|
|14||Kim Giersiepen||KSW Motorsport||+32.582|
|15||Hendrik Grapp||ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg e.V.||+46.423|
|16||Zaid Ashkanani||HS Engineering||+46.732|
|17||Giorgio Maggi||ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg e.V.||+51.870|
|18||Hannes Utsch||JBR Motorsport & Engineering||+1:17.954|
|Callan O’Keeffe||Lotus||+10 laps|
|Ralph Boschung||Team KUG Motorsport||+11 laps|