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Tramnitz fastest as only nine cars show up at Sachsenring for ADAC F4

by Bethonie Waring

Photo: ADAC

US Racing’s Tim Tramnitz topped the free practice order as ADAC Formula 4 returned to the Sachsenring for the first time since 2019.

R-ace GP’s Victor Bernier topped the first session of the day and was fastest throughout most of FP2, but was pipped to the top of the order by Tramnitz and therefore he ended the day as the fastest driver on a 1m18.787s lap.

The FP1 benchmark was a 1m19.351s, as the depleted grid of nine drivers got a feel for the track. Van Amersfoort Racing was without Joshua Dufek and Bence Valint, BWR Motorsports was absent entirely and Alex Dunne was gone from US’s line-up.

The laptimes tumbled rapidly in FP2. Luke Browning, who didn’t set a time in FP1 and only managed one lap in total, set the benchmark but it was Bernier back at the top of the order with a 1m19.314s just before a red flag paused running.

Michael Sauter had come to a stop on track, but the session resumed with seven minutes left on the clock.

Drivers continued to find improvements, with Bernier, Tramnitz, and Ollie Bearman swapping the top spot before Tramnitz’s fastest time took him out of reach. Bernier was second quickest, 0.208s back, with Bearman completing the top three.

Qualifying takes place later on Friday afternoon.

Free practice results

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Tim Tramnitz US Racing 1m18.747s 28
2 Victor Bernier R-ace GP 1m18.955s +0.208s 31
3 Ollie Bearman Van Amersfoort Racing 1m19.004s +0.257s 30
4 Luke Browning US Racing 1m19.164s +0.416s 15
5 Vlad Lomko US Racing 1m19.277s +0.530s 26
6 Sami Meguetounif R-ace GP 1m19.350s +0.603s 31
7 Marcus Amand R-ace GP 1m20.007s +1.260s 30
8 Nikita Bedrin Van Amersfoort Racing 1m20.020s +1.273s 29
9 Michael Sauter Sauter Engineering+Design 1m20.545s +1.798s 22