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Van Amersfoort Racing’s Bearman sets the pace again in F4 testing

by Ida Wood

ADAC and Italian Formula 4 teams returned to the Red Bull Ring on Wednesday to test after their previous two days at the circuit were hampered by snow.

With track time having been limited so much over the first days the circuit was booked for by the wintery weather, most of the attending teams opted to continue running for a third day although AKM Motorsport, AS Motorsport and Jenzer Motorsport headed home.

Once again it was Van Amersfoort Racing’s Ollie Bearman who set the pace, topping both the morning and the afternoon session on Wednesday.

His 1m30.564s lap, the fastest across the three days, put him 0.295 seconds up on US Racing’s Vlad Lomko in second place, while Prema’s Kirill Smal and Iron Lynx’s Leonardo Fornaroli also broke into the 1m30s.

Bearman’s team-mate Joshua Dufek rounded out the top five in the morning, while Lomko’s team-mate Tim Tramnitz was the top driver to set their fastest lap in the afternoon and he ended up sixth overall.

Another afternoon improver was karter Charlie Wurz, the son of Le Mans 24 Hour Alex Wurz, who was testing for Prema. He was the ninth fastest driver of the day, and 10th fastest across the whole test with Jenzer’s absent Santiago Ramos slotting his way into eighth with the 1m31.191s lap he set on Tuesday.

Test results

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Ollie Bearman Van Amersfoort Racing 1m30.564s 74
2 Vlad Lomko US Racing 1m30.859s +0.295s 143
3 Kirill Smal Prema 1m30.950s +0.386s 88
4 Leonardo Fornaroli Iron Lynx 1m30.960s +0.396s 80
5 Joshua Dufek Van Amersfoort Racing 1m31.075s +0.511s 90
6 Tim Tramnitz US Racing 1m31.122s +0.558s 141
7 Nikita Bedrin Van Amersfoort Racing 1m31.178s +0.614s 81
8 Bence Valint Van Amersfoort Racing 1m31.218s +0.654s 81
9 Charlie Wurz Prema 1m31.239s +0.675s 97
10 Sebastian Montoya Prema 1m31.241s +0.677s 86
11 Valentino Catalano BWR Motorsports 1m31.286s +0.722s 142
12 Hamda Al Qubaisi Prema 1m31.303s +0.739s 100
13 Maya Weug Iron Lynx 1m31.370s +0.806s 105
14 Sami Meguetounif R-ace GP 1m31.440s +0.876s 98
15 Francesco Simonazzi BVM Racing 1m31.461s +0.897s 87
16 Nicolas Baptiste Cram Motorsport 1m31.458s +0.894s 125
17 Taylor Barnard BWR Motorsports 1m31.488s +0.924s 107
18 Victor Bernier R-ace GP 1m31.548s +0.984s 89
19 Leonardo Bizzotto BVM Racing 1m31.593s +1.029s 96
20 Georgis Markogiannis Cram Motorsport 1m31.631s +1.067s 129
21 Conrad Laursen Prema 1m31.645s +1.081s 95
22 Marcus Amand R-ace GP 1m31.819s +1.255s 115
23 Eron Rexhepi BVM Racing 1m32.140s +1.576s 83
24 Vittorio Catino Cram Motorsport 1m32.385s +1.821s 113
25 Pietro Armanni Iron Lynx 1m32.426s +1.862s 100
26 Pedro Perino DR Formula 1m32.519s +1.955s 93