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Tramnitz takes double ADAC F4 pole at Sachsenring

by Bethonie Waring

Photo: ADAC

Tim Tramnitz takes a double pole position in qualifying for ADAC Formula 4’s return to the Sachsenring.

Tramnitz topped both qualifting sessions and ended the day with a fastest lap of 1m18.770s.

Q1 was relatively smooth. Tramnitz jumped to the top of the order early on and gradually lowered the benchmark throughout.

He ended the session with a 1m18.917s, almost half a second quicker than Van Amersfoort Racing’s championship leader Ollie Bearman in second place.

Q2, however, was a little more chaotic for the nine-car field.

Two red flags disrupted running, including one in the final minute of the session that brought an early end to qualifying.

Victor Bernier, who was only fourth quickest in Q1, set the pace early in Q2, but was soon demoted down the order as US Racing pair Luke Browning and Tramnitz found more pace.

Bernier was on a quick lap when he came to a stop on track five minutes before chequered flag, bringing out the red flags and an early end to his session.

Despite being unable to get back out, Bernier’s early pace was enough to secure him third place on the race two grid. When the session resumed, there was little time for drivers to find improvements before an incident for Michael Sauter brought out the red flags again and the session came to an end.

Browning, third quickest in Q1, ended Q2 just 0.087s behind Tramnitz. Behind Bernier was VAR’s Nikita Bedrin, who improved on his sixth place position in Q1.

Vlad Lomko briefly jumped to second midway through the session, but dropped down to fifth by the chequered flag, matching his Q1 performance.

Championship leader Bearman had a difficult session, only placing eighth overall.

Qualifying results

Q1 Q2
Pos Driver Team Time Pos Driver Time
1 Tim Tramnitz US Racing 1m18.917s 1 Tramnitz 1m18.770s
2 Ollie Bearman Van Amersfoort Racing +0.449s 2 Browning +0.087s
3 Luke Browning US Racing +0.474s 3 Bernier +0.372s
4 Victor Bernier R-ace GP +0.477s 4 Bedrin +0.443s
5 Vlad Lomko US Racing +0.622s 5 Lomko +0.482s
6 Nikita Bedrin Van Amersfoort Racing +0.662s 6 Meguetounif +0.855s
7 Sami Meguetounif R-ace GP +1.060s 7 Amand +1.290s
8 Marcus Amand R-ace GP +1.181s 8 Bearman +1.368s
9 Michael Sauter Sauter Engineering+Design +1.673s 9 Sauter +4.063s