ADAC F4 Championship: No much racing at rainy Zandvoort on Sunday morning
There was no much racing in the rainy Sunday morning at Circuit Zandvoort during the third race of the ADAC F4 Championship. Due to bad weather the unexperienced F4 drivers started the race behind the Safety Car, but after only two proper laps of running, the race was red flagged on Lap 6 because of few incidents.
However, the race wasn’t restarted and the results were declared according to the order after five laps, so the 16-year-old Canadian Kami Laliberte (Van Amersfoort Racing) recorded his first ADAC F4 victory. Two rookies Jonathan Aberdein (Motopark) and Felipe Drugovich (Neuhauser Racing) completed the podium.
Due to reversed grid, Janneau Esmeijer started from pole, but he went off to the gravel in the first lap after Safety Car left the track. The Safety Car was deployed again to lead the group of Abarth-powered cars for one more lap. After the restart, few separate incidents happened, in which the championship-leading drivers Joey Mawson and Mick Schumacher were involved. They were in the eighth and sixth positions respectively.
The race was stopped and red-flagged. After that the decision was made that there will be no restart and the results from Lap 5 became official. It means that Mawson and Schumacher collect some points, to continue the fight for the championship title in the last round at Hockenheimring (October 1-2). After 21 races, Mawson has 324 points, Schumacher is 39 points behind. In the remaining three races, the maximum amount of points is 75.