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Stromsted scores debut Danish F4 victory

by Peter Allen

Photo: Formula 4 DK

Noah Stromsted survived a safety car restart to win his debut car race in Danish Formula 4 at Jyllandsringen.

The race took a while to get going with third-place qualifier Juju Noda being pushed off the grid, with engine issues she said had carried over from the qualifying session, as was Stromsted’s father Morten.

Stromsted Jr got away well from pole position as three cars tussled for second place on the run to the first corner, with William Wulf emerging ahead of Mads Hoe and Emmo Fittipaldi.

Formula 5 driver Hoe overtook Wulf into Turn 1 on lap three, by which point Stromsted was a comfortable 2.6 seconds clear. His lead was eliminated however by a safety car after Jan Lyloff stopped.

Jacob Bjerring had earlier passed Fittipaldi for fourth but pulled his F5 machine off track under the safety car and retired.

After the race restarted with five laps to go, Stromsted – who reached the championship’s minimum age of 14 less than a month ago – pulled away once more and took victory by over three seconds.

Hoe took second to increase his championship lead over Wulf, who was coming under pressure from Fittipaldi at the finish.

Race results (13 laps)
Pos Name Team Time
1 Noah Stromsted Team FSP 16m12.237s
2 Mads Hoe Mads Hoe Motorsport +3.142
3 William Wulf Team FSP +8.170
4 Emmo Fittipaldi Team FSP +9.224
5 Mads Riis Mads Hoe Motorsport +10.001
6 Line Sonderskov Sonderskov Motorsport +24.511
7 Mille Hoe Mads Hoe Motorsport +40.416
8 Laura Lylloff JEL Racing +1 lap
9 Frederik Stena SD Racing +2 laps
Ret Jacob Bjerring Mads Hoe Motorsport
Ret Jan Lylloff JEL Racing
DNS Juju Noda Noda Racing
DNS Morten Stromsted Team FSP
Fastest lap: N. Stromsted, 1m07.512

Championship standings
Mads Hoe 141   Wulf 89   3 Riis 75   4 Bjerring 74   5 Fittipaldi 70   6 Jesse Carrasquedo 62   7 Noda 48   8 Sonderskov 46   9 Mille Hoe 33   10 N Stromsted 25