Schumacher on Pole as van Uitert wins Friday’s Qualifying Race


ADAC Formula 4 pole position for the first and second races at the Lausitzring will be taken by Mick Schumacher, as he topped Group B with his fastest and second fastest times. The seventeen year old will be hoping to make the most of the advantage as he intends to improve on last year, where he was excluded. Meanwhile; Job van Uitert won that evenings Qualifying Race

A damp track for Group A proved to be a disaster for championship leader Joey Mawson, who failed to top his group and thus will be forced to start race one from eighth on the grid. Fellow championship contender, Kim-Luis Schramm will start one place behind him, while Mike Ortmann starts eleventh. The result gives more of an advantage to Schumacher to catch up in the standings.

Group A was eventually topped by Mawson’s Van Amersfoort Racing team-mate Kami Laliberte, who collects his best starting position of the year. The second row will see Jannes Fittje line up alongside the now in-form Thomas Preining. The Austrian will be hoping for greater success after he failed to score a point at the Sachsenring.

In fifth will line up Felipe Drugovich, while the top eight are rounded out with rookies Lirim Zendeli and Juri Vips, who both need to impress their team, in front of Mawson who knows his race one result could determine race three.

“I’m mega happy with today, because our plan worked out brilliantly well. Two pole positions! It doesn’t get any better! Many thanks to my team. We’ve just all got to focus on tomorrow now.” said Schumacher.

The grid positions from 23rd to the back, are determined by a qualifying race that was held that evening. It gives exposure to the drivers who don’t get the opportunity to shine on the weekends and serves to eliminate a few drivers, so that the field is not larger than the circuits capacity.

The race was won by Jenzer Motorsport driver van Uitert. The Dutch driver has had a fairly successful season in the Italian counterpart seriers, though his achievements in Germany have been minimal. He’ll be hoping for better fortunes during the weekend as he looks to kick start his campaign at the Lausitzring.

Meanwhile, Mauro Auricchio and Swiss driver Marylin Niederhauser finished the race at the back ensuring they won’t qualify for the race later today. The result will be frustrating for Niederhauser who has failed to qualify for two of the three opening rounds this season, seeing her track time severely limited.