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Theo Pourchaire takes second Nurburgring ADAC F4 win on wet track

by Peter Allen

Photo: Gruppe C Photography/ADAC

Theo Pourchaire further increased his ADAC Formula 4 championship lead with his second win of the Nurburgring weekend in wet conditions.

The US Racing-run Sauber Junior Team driver started from pole position, and although fellow front-row starter Dennis Hauger edged ahead into the first corner with a better getaway, Pourchaire then claimed the lead around the outside through Turns 2 and 3.

Hauger then spun exiting the chicane on lap three, falling down to fifth and giving Pourchaire a three-second advantage over team-mates Alessandro Ghiretti and Arthur Leclerc.

There would be no podium lock-out for US however, with R-ace GP’s Mikhael Belov instead impressing to finish in second having started eighth.

The SMP Racing driver made rapid progress, passing Ghiretti for second at one-third distance, but could do nothing about Pourchaire, who won by six seconds.

Leclerc followed Belov past Ghiretti just a few turns later to take third and limit Pourchaire’s championship gain to 10 points, with 63 points now between them.

Hauger, who missed out on a win in race one when a piece of debris caused his car to shut off, finished on the tail of Leclerc and Ghiretti in fifth.

Oliver Rasmussen was started and finished sixth for Prema, fighting back after losing three places on lap one, ahead of Joshua Durksen and Roman Stanek, who slipped back from fourth.

Gianluca Petecof was ninth while Paul Aron claimed 10th on the last lap in a battle with Hadrien David.


Race results (18 laps)
Pos Driver Team Time/Gap
1 Theo Pourchaire US Racing 30m46.603
2 Mikhael Belov R-ace GP +6.025s
3 Arthur Leclerc US Racing +8.107s
4 Alessandro Ghiretti US Racing +8.625s
5 Dennis Hauger Van Amersfoort Racing +9.515s
6 Oliver Rasmussen Prema Racing +19.449s
7 Joshua Duerksen Mucke Motorsport +20.067s
8 Roman Stanek US Racing +25.066s
9 Gianluca Petecof Prema Racing +26.031s
10 Paul Aron Prema Racing +26.200s
11 Hadrien David R-ace GP +26.979s
12 Gregoire Saucy R-ace GP +27.074s
13 Ido Cohen Van Amersfoort Racing +32.512s
14 Lucas Alecco Roy Van Amersfoort Racing +33.715s
15 Sebastian Estner Van Amersfoort Racing +44.652s
16 Nico Gohler Mucke Motorsport +45.323s
17 Laszlo Toth R-ace GP +1m18.074s
Fastest lap: Hauger, 1m41.408s

Championship standings
1?Pourchaire 188? ?2 Leclerc 125? ?3?Ghiretti 110? ?4 Hauger 103? ?5 Stanek 103? ?6?Petecof 101? ?7?Niklas Krutten 93? ?8?Aron 91? ?9 Belov 67? ?10 Rasmussen 55