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Red Bull junior Crawford fastest in Red Bull Ring practice for ADAC F4

by Bethonie Waring

Photo: ACI Sport

Jak Crawford pipped Van Amersfoort Racing team-mate and fellow Red Bull junior Jonny Edgar to top of the times in ADAC Formula 4 free practice at the Red Bull Ring.

The American jumped to the top of the order towards the end of the second session, recording a 1m42.160s laptime.

It was enough to put him 0.135s clear of Edgar, who had spent much of the session swapping fastest laps with R-ace GP’s Victor Bernier.

Almost immedietly, the field improved on the lap times set in FP1, when cold conditions limited the pace.

Mucke Motorsport’s Joshua Durksen, fastest in the first session with a 1m45.538s lap, spent most of FP2 towards the front of the field. He ended the morning third overall, ahead of Bernier and his rookie team-mate Kirill Smal.

Championship returnee Roee Meyuhas ended up seventh fastest in the third of R-ace GP’s cars.

A number of drivers had laptimes removed due to exceeding track limits, but all were able to set representative times in both sessions.

US Racing’s Elias Seppanen was the biggest outlier of the morning. He was fourth quickest in FP1, but could only place ninth in FP2, over a second slower than Crawford’s quickest time.

Oliver Bearmann also struggled in the second practice session and ended up 11th fastest of the 12 drivers, only ahead of US Racing team-mate Tim Tramnitz.

Free practice results
Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Jak Crawford Van Amersfoort Racing 1m41.938s 31
2 Jonny Edgar Van Amersfoort Racing 1m42.073s +0.135s 29
3 Joshua Duerksen Mucke Motorsport 1m42.115s +0.177s 30
4 Victor Bernier R-ace GP 1m42.209s +0.271s 32
5 Kirill Smal R-ace GP 1m42.586s +0.648s 32
6 Josef Knopp Mucke Motorsport 1m42.672s +0.734s 30
7 Roee Meyuhas R-ace GP 1m42.825s +0.887s 34
8 Vlad Lomko US Racing 1m42.922s +0.984s 29
9 Elias Seppanen US Racing 1m43.123s +1.185s 27
10 Erick Zuniga Mucke Motorsport 1m43.163s +1.225s 32
11 Ollie Bearman US Racing 1m43.248s +1.310s 30
12 Tim Tramnitz US Racing 1m43.578s +1.640s 29