F4 - Schramm, Hanses and Drugovich all take wins at the Lausitzring in front of 67,500 fans

23.05.17

2017 ADAC Formula 4 Championship - Round 2 at the Lausitzring

F4, FIA, Motorsport, Lausitzring

Round 2 of the 2017 ADAC Formula 4: The next generation of motor racing stars once again had the opportunity to mingle with the pros of the ADAC GT Masters and the DTM at this year's Motorsport Festival Lausitzring. Kim-Luis Schramm (19, Germany, US Racing), Julian Hanses (19, Germany, US Racing) and Felipe Drugovich (16, Brazil, Van Amersfoort Racing) were added to the winners' list which now shows six different names after six races. A word of caution, though: the ADAC Formula 4 results from the Lausitzring are subject to an ongoing appeal lodged by the US Racing team. SPORT1 and SPORT1+ showed all three races live on free-to-air TV. The season continues in three weeks' time (9th 11th June) when the Red Bull Ring at Spielberg hosts races seven to nine. 

A great backdrop: 67,500 motor sport fans provided an impressive backdrop at the Lausitzring over the weekend. The grandstands were packed and crowds were milling around the paddock, making good use of the information, entertainment and refreshment facilities. Many fans travelled to the venue with tents or caravans, and the impromptu parties and concerts made for a festive mood. 

From one trophy ceremony to another: First he lifted the winner's trophy and shortly thereafter handed over another. Lucas Auer, winner of Saturday's DTM race and current championship leader, joined former Mercedes-Motorsport supremo Norbert Haug in presenting the trophies to the Top Three from the second ADAC Formula 4 race. Like Haug, Peter Mücke's services as expert commentator were also called on by the TV broadcaster covering the weekend's action. This was on top of his duties as team principal in both the ADAC GT Masters and ADAC Formula 4. 

Never a dull moment: US Racing driver Kim-Luis Schramm's busy schedule continues on Wednesday when the 19-year-old makes his debut in the ADAC Zurich 24-hour race at the Nürburgring (25th - 28th May). Schramm is thinking ahead to future career moves: "I am competing in some VLN races and also the 24-hour race to get myself accustomed to driving larger cars next year." According to the victor of the first race at the Lausitzring, the focus is still on winning the ADAC Formula 4 title. 

An explosion of feelings: Securing a maiden pole position in qualifying was enough in itself to get Julian Hanses from Hilden near Düsseldorf in a euphoric mood. When the US Racing squad member converted it into a maiden ADAC Formula 4 win, there was no holding back: "It was an explosion of feelings. I couldn't contain my emotions - I had to cry. For the first time, all the hard work and preparations have at last paid off." The first congratulations came in from his father, Lothar, who was unable to witness first-hand this debut victory after rupturing his Achilles tendon during the first race weekend at Oschersleben. Thanks to the live broadcast of the ADAC Formula 4 races on SPORT1, he was able to watch his son's lights-to-flag victory from his sick bed.

Lausitzring

Race 1 

Race 2 

Race 3

Winner: 

Kim-Luis Schramm/GER 

Julian Hanses/GER 

Felipe Drugovich/BRA 

Second: 

Kami Laliberté/CAN 

Felipe Drugovich/BRA 

Frederik Vesti/DEN 

Third: 

Juri Vips/EST 

Marcus Armstrong/NZL 

Kim-Luis Schramm/
GER 

Best Rookie: 

Charles Weerts/BEL 

Richard Wagner/GER 

Doureid Ghattas/GER 

Pole Position: 

Kim-Luis Schramm/GER 

Julian Hanses/GER 

Louis Gachot/GBR 

Fastest lap: 

Felipe Drugovich/
1:23.210 

KL Schramm/1:23.386 

Frederik Vesti/1:23.595