In a race that saw two safety cars and a red flag, Joey Mawson kept his cool to claim the final win of the year and secure third place in the championship. However; like race two, the final ADAC Formula 4 race of the weekend was marred by a large crash that saw Job van Uitert taken to the medical centre.
After the dramatic crash from Lando Norris in race two, everyone went into the final round of the year far more sombrely than they had on Saturday. With both the main and the rookie championship both concluded, there seemed little to fight for.
Unfortunately, the race would see another large incident after only one lap of racing. Going onto the second lap Marvin Dienst, who had worked his way into seventh, spun on the apex of the first turn, eventually ending up backwards on the outside of the track.
Further back, Nikolaj Rogivue made contact with Job van Uitert with both spinning in the same location. The result was Uitert sliding sideways along the track, eventually colliding with Dienst head on. Uitert would get out, but limped away, eventually being transferred to the ambulance.
Dienst appeared less injured, but both would not make the restart along with Cedric Piro, who’d run off on the first lap, while Rogivue continued.
The rest of the cars lined back up in grid order behind the safety car, the decision saved Mawson, who had fallen back. He would go back into the lead ahead of Marek Bockmann and Michael Waldherr.
On the restart, Mawson broke away as the battle for second raged behind. However; a collision between three of the contenders saw all of them fall back with Bockmann’s slow car eventually edging Giorgio Maggi off on to the grass and into the barrier, calling the safety car out.
As the green flag came out, second placed Waldherr challenged for the lead, however; this soon left him vulnerable as Tim Zimmermann challenged behind. After a few corners of battling, the Neuhauser Racing driver dived up the inside into the stadium section, only to outbreak himself and run into the wall.
Another safety car was called as Waldherr had been forced off as well, seeing him re-join out of the points. However; this would prove to be the last of the action as the time ran down and the officials brought out the checkered flag.
Mawson held on for his fifth victory of the year as David Beckmann concluded a stunning weekend by once again finishing second with the recovering Joel Eriksson in third. The result was vital as it ensured Eriksson would hang on to second in the standings from Mawson by only 2 points, despite starting from fourteenth.
Janneau Esmeijer concluded a terrible weekend with a good result having come home fourth. It turned out to be race of survival as many contenders had run off in the closing laps, allowing Kim-Luis Schramm into fifth in front of Harrison Newey.