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Race Report

FIA FORMULA 4
ADAC GERMAN CHAMPIONSHIP, Rounds 10/11/12

Circuit: Nürburgring (D), Length 3.629 km, 5th/6th/7th August 2022
www.nuerburgring.de

JENZER MOTORSPORT 2022:
Rasmus Joutsimies (FIN), Samir Ben (CH), Nandhavud Bhirombhakdi (THA)

Joutsimies shines at the Nürburgring ( TO )

The fourth of six race events featuring the 2022 FIA F4 ADAC German Championship was held on the short version of the Nürburgring (D). Hot, wet-cold and also sunny weather accompanied the weekend in a typical Nürburgring weather mix.

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Qualifying

Friday, 05/08/2022, 17.25 – 18.00, Weather: Overcast, 18°C

According to the regulations, there are two 30-minute free practice sessions per race and two 15-minute qualifying sessions, which are held with a short 10-minute break in between. The fastest time per driver from the first session counts for the starting grid of the 1st race, the fastest time per driver from the second session counts for the starting grid for the 2nd race. The 3rd race will start in the same way as the 2nd race ended, but with the eight drivers in reverse order. The three races each have a length of 30 minutes.

Results Quali 1, Race One grid
1st Andrea Kimi Antonelli (ITA) Prema 1.27.667
2nd Charlie Wurz (A) Prema 1.27.871
3rd Taylor Barnard (GB) PHM 1.27.889
9th Rasmus Joutsimies (FIN) Jenzer Motorsport 1:28.688
11th Nandhavud Bhirombhakdi (THA) Jenzer Motorsport 1:29.062
13th Samir Ben (CH) Jenzer Motorsport 1:29.274

 

Results Quali 2, Race Two grid
1st Rafael Camara (ITA) PHM 1.27.459
2nd Andrea Kimi Antonelli (ITA) Prema 1.27.460
3rd James Wharton (AUS) Prema 1.27.597
8th Rasmus Joutsimies (FIN) Jenzer Motorsport 1:28.100
11th Nandhavud Bhirombhakdi (THA) Jenzer Motorsport 1:28.713
13th Samir Ben (CH) Jenzer Motorsport 1:28.982

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FIA ADAC Formula 4 German Championship

Race One (30 minutes)

Saturday, 06/08/2022, 11.35, Weather: Sunny, 18°C

After Friday had offered everything from rain to fog to sunshine, the weather on Saturday morning was sunny, albeit a bit chilly. The start went well and the field made the first corners without incident. It then showed once again how important starting positions are, because overtaking is not easy on this technical track. Rasmus got off to a very good start and on the first lap he managed to move up two positions. He also managed to break away from his pursuers and thus bring the excellent 7th place to the finish. Nandhavud lost a position at the start and aimed to regain it over several laps. He finally succeeded. He tried to improve further until the end and finally finished in 11th place. Samir got off to a good start and fought for positions with Sauter. At the end of the race Samir saw the finish line in 13th place.

Race One Results
1st Taylor Barnard (GB) PHM 30:51.216  
2nd Andrea Kimi Antonelli (ITA) Prema Gap 3.042
3rd Nikita Bedrin (RUS) PHM Gap 8.040
7th Rasmus Joutsimies (FIN) Jenzer Motorsport    
11th Nandhavud Bhirombhakdi (THA) Jenzer Motorsport    
13th Samir Ben (CH) Jenzer Motorsport    
Fastest lap: Andrea Kimi Antonelli (I) 1:27.565

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FIA ADAC Formula 4 German Championship

Race Two (30 minutes)

Sunday, 07/08/2022, 09.55, Weather: Overcast, 17°C

The sun was shining again on Sunday morning and a large crowd had already gathered to enjoy the races. The start went well and Rasmus defended his 8th place. Behind them, Kluss and Ried battled it out, and Nandhavud managed to get past them to sit just behind Rasmus in 9th place. Rasmus and Nandhavud then made no mistakes and brought their positions home safely. Rasmus thus secured pole position in the third race, in which the reverse order of the first eight of the finish of the second race will be started. Nandhavud also scored more points with a top ten finish. Samir had started well and was 11th at times, but after some late braking he found himself in 12th place. He brought it home safely.

Race Two Results
1st Taylor Barnard (GB) PHM 31:16.338  
2nd Andrea Kimi Antonelli (ITA) Prema Gap 0.923
3rd Nikita Bedrin (RUS) PHM Gap 1.802
8th Rasmus Joutsimies (FIN) Jenzer Motorsport    
9th Nandhavud Bhirombhakdi (THA) Jenzer Motorsport    
12th Samir Ben (CH) Jenzer Motorsport    
Fastest lap: Andrea Kimi Antonelli (I) 1:28.643

 

Race Three grid
1st Rasmus Joutsimies (FIN) Jenzer Motorsport  
2nd Ugo Ugochukwu (USA) Prema  
3rd Conrad Laursen (DK) Prema  
9th Nandhavud Bhirombhakdi (THA) Jenzer Motorsport  
12th Samir Ben (CH) Jenzer Motorsport  

 

FIA ADAC Formula 4 German Championship

Race Three (30 minutes)

Sunday, 07/08/2022, 17.05, Weather: Sunny, 22°C

At the end of Sunday afternoon, the third Formula 4 race started on time. Rasmus did very well and took the lead. This went very well for a few laps until Laursen launched an attack, prompting Rasmus to go straight into the chicane. He took first place again, with a good lead over Laursen. Laursen was now under pressure from Wharton and had already fallen back one place. Race officials felt Rasmus had gained an advantage and demanded that he drop behind Laursen. With that he had to let pass Wharton and Laursen and was now in 3rd place. Antonelli now put the pressure on and Rasmus had to let him go. But now he had found a good rhythm and safely brought an excellent 5th place home. Nandavhud didn't get away well and found himself far behind. He was then fighting for places with Samir and managed to get past Samir. But the fight wasn't over yet, and the two clashed again. In the end, Nandhavud was 11th and Samir was 12th.

The next race meeting in the ADAC Formula 4 Championship is planned to take place on the weekend of 21st August 2022 at the Lausitzring (D).

Race Three Results
1st James Wharton (AUS) Prema 31:21.377  
2nd Conrad Laursen (DK) Prema Gap 4.604
3rd Taylor Barnard (GB) PHM Gap 6.485
5th Rasmus Joutsimies (FIN) Jenzer Motorsport    
11th Nandhavud Bhirombhakdi (THA) Jenzer Motorsport    
12th Samir Ben (CH) Jenzer Motorsport    
Fastest lap: James Wharton (AUS) 1:29.095

Rasmus Joutsimies (FIN)

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Samir Ben (CH)

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Nandhavud Bhirombhakdi (THA)

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Championship Standings

FIA ADAC Formula 4 German 2022 after 12 races out of 18:
1st Andrea Kimi Antonelli (ITA), 253 points; 2nd Rafael Camara (BRA), 155 points; 3rd Taylor Barnard (GBR), 151 points; 4th Conrad Laursen (DK), 129 points; 5th Charlie Wurz (AUT), 111 points; 6th James Wharton (AUS), 104 points; 9th Rasmus Joutsimies (FIN), 42 points; 16th Nandhavud Bhirombhakdi (THA), 6 points; 17th Samir Ben (CH), 3 points

Rookie-Standings:
1st Rafael Camara (BRA), 225 points; 2nd James Wharton (AUS), 188 points; 3rd Rasmus Joutsimies (FIN), 183 points; 10th Nandhavud Bhirombhakdi (THA), 84 points

2022 FIA F4 ADAC German Championship

22/23/24 April Spa (B)  
13/14/15 May Hockenheim (D)  
24/25/26 June Zandvoort (D)  
05/06/07 August Nürburgring (D)  
19/20/21 August Lausitzring (D)  
14/15/16 September Nürburgring (D)  

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