Dienst Shines to take a Double Pole at his Home Race


Championship leader Marvin Dienst ended the day on top as he claimed another double pole in ADAC Formula 4 for the finale at Hockenheim. The German had been fastest in practice and after a shaky start, he beat the opposition significantly.

GROUP A

The session once again saw Dienst on top as he took the lead towards the end of the session to take the honours. However; it was Tim Zimmermann who took the initiative as Dienst quickly fell back through the order in the early stages.

At the half way point, David Beckmann proved to be the man to beat as the rookie traded places with team-mate Lando Norris. The two would dominate qualifying for most of the session until a late charge by Dienst saw him leap through the order from a low of fifteenth.

A tight rookie championship battle was set up behind. Norris was second in the group, 0.129 down on the polesitter while Beckmann was third ahead of Mick Schumacher, who improved late on and the consistent Mike Ortmann, as all three fight for the rookie crown.

Behind them Zimmermann rounded out the top six, with Toni Wolf having a strong session to finish seventh in front of Yan Leon Shlom.

GROUP B

After struggling in free practice the championship chasers of Joey Mawson and Joel Eriksson needed a good qualifying. Mawson took the initiative in the early part of the session, managing to quickly secure the top spot, having gone out first.

Mawson quickly lowered the benchmark as Eriksson joined him at the front. Unfortunately, this didn’t last for the two competitors as the end of the session saw many improve, with Mawson being pushed down to third overall.

The main winner from the end of qualifying was Janneau Esmeijer. Having gone out late in the session, he used his clear track to get up to speed, becoming the only driver in the session to drop below the 1 minute 41 seconds mark. Eriksson would be second overall ahead of Mawson, but the lap time was poor compared to Group A, meaning that they will be pushed further down the order for tomorrows race.

Behind them, Harrison Newey lines up as best of the rest ahead of Jason Kremer, who had spent much of the session in second place having initially been ahead of Eriksson. Kim-Luis Schramm rounds off the top six for Group B.

Alongside Dienst on the front row will be his team mate Esmeijer, while Norris and Eriksson line up behind. In fifth will be Beckmann followed by Mawson and Ortmann while Newey rounds out the top eight.