Red Bull junior Jak Crawford topped both qualifying sessions of the season-opening ADAC Formula 4 round at the Lausitzring.
Van Amersfoort Racing’s Crawford continued his pace-setting practice form to take a pair of pole positions on Saturday morning on his debut in the championship.
He edged karting graduate Oliver Bearman, who is making his single-seater debut this weekend with US Racing, by just 0.037 seconds to go fastest in the first session with a 1m22.687s and take race one pole position.
Crawford was able to go even faster in the second session, improving to a 1m22.332s to secure pole for race two.
Crawford edged fellow Red Bull junior and VAR team-mate Jonny Edgar to pole for race two by 0.046s, with Bearman rounding out the top three ahead of R-ace GP’s Victor Bernier.
Bearman’s US Racing team-mates Tim Tramnitz and Vladislav Lomko rounded out the top six for race two.
Mucke Motorsport’s Joshua Duerksen will start the first race from fourth behind Edgar, but will line-up in a lowly ninth place for the second race after his car stopped out on track and caused a red flag midway through the session.
Race 1 grid
1 Jak Crawford Van Amersfoort Racing 1m22.687s
2 Oliver Bearman US Racing +0.037s
3 Jonny Edgar Van Amersfoort Racing +0.071s
4 Joshua Duerksen Mucke Motorsport +0.135s
5 Elias Seppanen US Racing +0.157s
6 Tim Tramnitz US Racing +0.327s
7 Kirill Smal R-ace GP +0.372s
8 Victor Bernier R-ace GP +0.472s
9 Vladislav Lomko US Racing +0.453s
10 Artem Lobanenko R-ace GP +1.004s
Race 2 grid
1 Crawford 1m22.332s
2 Edgar +0.046s
3 Bearman +0.102
4 Bernier +0.135s
5 Tramnitz +0.393s
6 Lomko +0.399s
7 Seppanen +0.384s
8 Smal +0.630s
9 Duerksen +0.749s
10 Lobanenko +0.756s