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Red Bull’s Edgar takes double ADAC F4 pole at the Red Bull Ring

by Bethonie Waring

Photo: ACI Sport

Red Bull junior Jonny Edgar claimed his first double pole of the ADAC Formula 4 season at the Red Bull Ring.

Edgar was quickest in both of the qualifying sessions, and will start alongside Victor Bernier in race one and Elias Seppanen in the second race of the weekend.

Vlad Lomko topped the times early in the first session, with Edgar more than half a second adrift. He quickly got up to pace and swapped fastest laps with Tim Tramnitz, gradually bringing the benchmark down to 1m39.405s with his final lap before the chequered flag.

The strong final lap allowed Edgar to pull 0.755s clear of Bernier, and he ended the session as the only driver to lap sub 1m40s.

Tramnitz dropped down to third while Seppanen and Joshua Durksen completed the top five.

Durksen set the benchmark in qualifying two, immedietly going faster than Edgar’s pole position time with a 1m38.313. Bearman briefly ran second before leapfrogging Durksen to take provisional pole.

He wouldn’t remain in the top spot for long, as Edgar found enough pace to set a 1m37.457s lap.

Seppanen almost matched the polesitter, lapping just 0.063s slower.

Jak Crawford, who qualified sixth for race one, put himself third on the race two grid, more than half a second behind fellow Red Bull junior and Van Amersfoort Racing team-mate Edgar.

Bearman and Josef Knopp took fourth and fifth.

Qualifying round-up
Race 1 grid
1 Jonny Edgar Van Amersfoort Racing 1m39.405s
2 Victor Bernier R-ace GP +0.755s
3 Tim Tramnitz US Racing +0.786s
4 Elias Seppanen US Racing +0.791s
5 Joshua Duerksen Mucke Motorsport +0.840s
6 Jak Crawford Van Amersfoort Racing +1.384s
7 Vlad Lomko US Racing +1.425s
8 Roee Meyuhas R-ace GP +1.514s
9 Kirill Smal R-ace GP +1.674s
10 Ollie Bearman US Racing +1.749s

Race 2 grid
1 Edgar 1m37.457s
2 Seppanen +0.063s
3 Crawford +0.490s
4 Bearman +0.629s
5 Josef Knopp Mucke Motorsport +0.631s
6 Tramnitz +0.652s
7 Duerksen +1.058s
8 Smal +1.384s
9 Lomko +1.942s
10 Bernier +3.492s