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R-ace GP’s Victor Bernier lights up wet Lausitz in ADAC F4 practice

by Ida Wood

Photo: ADAC F4

R-ace GP’s Victor Bernier was fastest in both of ADAC Formula 4’s free practice sessions at a wet Lausitzring.

The Frenchman was over half a second clear in FP1, and not only improved on that lap in FP2 but also extended his gap over the rest of the field to 1.032s.

Van Amersfoort Racing’s points leader Jonny Edgar was the closest driver to him in the faster second session, with just over two tenths of a second covering Edgar, US Racing’s Ollie Bearman and Mucke Motorsport’s Joshua Duerksen.

Edgar’s debuting Chinese team-mate Cenyu Han caused a red flag in FP1, and he ended up over five seconds slower than the Red Bull junior and with considerably fewer laps set than everyone else.

Tim Tramnitz (US Racing) was one of only four drivers to get within two seconds of Bernier, although his team-mate Elias Seppanen looked like he was capable of being one of those after getting closest to Bernier in FP1. He didn’t get faster in FP2 though, meaning he ended up in ninth place and 3.709s off the pace.

Free practice results
Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Victor Bernier R-ace GP 2m07.345s 25
2 Jonny Edgar Van Amersfoort Racing 2m08.377s +1.032s 24
3 Ollie Bearman US Racing 2m08.476s +1.131s 23
4 Joshua Duerksen Mucke Motorsport 2m08.565s +1.220s 23
5 Tim Tramnitz US Racing 2m09.079s +1.734s 21
6 Jak Crawford Van Amersfoort Racing 2m09.430s +2.085s 24
7 Kirill Smal R-ace GP 2m09.969s +2.684s 25
8 Roee Meyuhas R-ace GP 2m10.840s +3.495s 25
9 Elias Seppanen US Racing 2m11.054s +3.709s 22
10 Josef Knopp Mucke Motorsport 2m11.192s +3.847s 22
11 Vlad Lomko US Racing 2m12.429s +5.084s 21
12 Erick Zuniga Mucke Motorsport 2m12.737s +5.392s 24
13 Cenyu Han Van Amersfoort Racing 2m13.669s +6.324s 16