Mawson Collects Honours In Race Two Wash Out


Credit: ADAC Motorsports

In a heavily rain affected race, Joey Mawson cruised to victory around Hockenheim. The recently announced ADAC Formula 4 champion would complete just seven laps as a red flag and heavy rain curtailed proceedings.

The rain became a major feature for the drivers as the lights went out. With the entire field on dry tyres, it proved to be a disaster for some as the field crawled around the track. Mawson had started on pole and lead the field into turn one as the heavens opened.

Kim-Luis Schramm started second but a poor getaway saw him battling with Mike David Ortmann. The two touched on the exit of turn three and they spun dramatically, a red flag was called a lap later. Wet tyres were thus fitted on the cars as they prepared for a restart.

Starting behind the safety car, Mawson lead the field away once again with eight minutes remaining. Thomas Preining had made the most of the first corner melee and maintained second from Kami Laliberte. The top three soon broke away as the drivers behind struggled.

A disastrous weekend for Juan Manuel Correa ended in the barrier. The American made contact with Fabio Scherer who was spun, collecting Andreas Estner. All three retired, bringing out another safety car.

This effectively ended the race with Mawson taking an unchallenged run to the line. He would be joined on the podium by Preining and the Australian’s team-mate, Laliberte.

In fourth was Simo Laaksonen, the Finn had scored just two points since his win at the Red Bull Ring, but two points finishes at Hockenheim, sees him end his season on a high. Lirim Zendeli would narrowly take the rookie win in fifth from Jonathan Aberdein.

Jannes Fittje had started the race strongly and was fourth at the first restart, but proved he was no master of the wet by dropping to seventh in just two laps. As for Mick Schumacher, he put in another strong drive through the field to collect eighth. Felipe Drugovich and Oliver Soderstrom rounded out the top ten.