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ADAC F4 - Best time in testing for Van Amersfoort driver Bearman

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21.04.21
  • Packed testing itinerary for starters in the ADAC Formula 4
  • Bearman records the best time in testing on the first day
  • Tim Tramnitz tops four of six sessions
Time to learn for the academy of speed: the starters in the ADAC Formula 4 have completed
some very intensive test days as they prepare for the upcoming season. The ADAC Formula 4
completed a total of six sessions at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben, giving the talented drivers
plenty of opportunities to use these tests and acquire insights ahead of the seventh season, which will
start from 11th to 13th June at the Red Bull Ring in Austria. The races will be broadcast free of charge
on TVNOW (will be known as RTL + in the future), Germany’s leading streaming portal.
 
The fastest driver during testing was Oliver Bearman (15, Great Britain, Van Amersfoort Racing), who
finished top in two of the six sessions. Bearman recorded a lap time of 1:23.525 minutes on Monday
morning, which was still the best time when proceedings drew to a close. His closest challenger was
Valentino Catalano (15, Germersheim, BWR Racing), who recorded a time of 1:23.822.
 
Tramnitz: “We found a good setup and I have learned a lot”
 
Rookie champion Tim Tramnitz (16, Hamburg, US Racing) produced a convincingly consistent level of
performance. The Hamburg native was fastest in four sessions – on a wet track on Monday morning
and in Tuesday’s sunny conditions. The changeable conditions on Monday in particular also provided
teams and drivers with valuable insights ahead of the new season.
 
“I am very pleased with the testing and of course, recording best times in these sessions is great for my
self-confidence,” said Tramnitz. “We tried out some different things and found a good setup. I have
learned a lot.” The rookie champion is aiming to take the next step in the upcoming season. Having
celebrated his first race win in the ADAC Formula 4 at the 2020 season finale, the Hamburg native
hopes to be involved in the title race this time.
 
Newcomers settling in quickly
 
Luke Browning (19, Great Britain, US Racing) reached the top three on three occasions after his
introduction as the third driver for US Racing during testing. The British Formula 4 champion quickly
settled into the new environment of the ADAC Formula 4. World kart champion Taylor Barnard (Great
Britain, BWR Racing), Vlad Lomko (16, Russia, US Racing) and Cenyu Han (16, China, Van Amersfoort
Racing) all posted good times.
 
Newcomers Bence Valint (16, Hungary), Nikita Bedrin (15, Russia), Joshua Dufek (16,
Austria/Switzerland) and Michael Sauter (16, Switzerland, Sauter Engineering+Design) also used the
tests to get used to their new surroundings.

There are just seven weeks to go until the season starts on the Red Bull Ring Formula 1 circuit. This will
be the first time that a new season gets going in Styria – the academy of speed will be appearing there
as part of the supporting programme for the ADAC GT Masters.
 
Calendar ADAC Formula 4 2021 (subject to change)
11.06. - 13.06.2021 Red Bull Ring / AUT
25.06. – 27.06.2021 Motorsport Arena Oschersleben
09.07. - 11.07.2021 CM.com Circuit Zandvoort / NLD
06.08. - 08.08.2021 Nürburgring 
18.09. - 19.09.2021 Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg
01.10. - 03.10.2021 Sachsenring
22.10. - 24.10.2021 Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg