ADAC F4, Lausitzring

Jonny leads the Championship

The second Lausitzring race weekend for ADAC F4 threw everything at the Red Bull Junior, but despite treacherous conditions Jonny leads the championship going into the final event in a weeks time.

Jonny: “Yes we are still leading the championship. I didn’t lose too many points. Qualifying was wet and tricky, some of the other cars had scrubbed in their rain tyres before and that gave them an advantage early in the session. After like 3 laps it rained more so they’d had an advantage in the early laps. Then in Quali 2 on the first lap I spun and got stuck across a kerb. I couldn’t restart so didn’t set a lap in that session.”

“Race 1 was wet again and I didn’t have confidence, I didn’t feel that I could push. I focused on trying to stay on track because anyone going off lost a lot of time on the wet grass. Race 2 was dry, I started last because of no time in Q2. I got a really good start and passed 5 people by Turn 1. After that I was just trying to stay clean but I was gaining positions as my pace was really good. I got up to P2 and as I was going for the lead the person moved over in the same direction as I was passing and my front wing touched his tyre and broke. So I had to pit. I pitted and there was a Safety Car and I got back to P7. It’s a shame I got the damage because I had good pace and I think if I had got the lead I could have pulled away. The car was really good and I had a lot of confidence, especially on braking, I was gaining a lot.”

“Race 3, I started P2. I got a bit of wheelspin and dropped back a little bit. Then in the middle of the race I made a mistake and dropped back a bit again. In the second half of the race it started to rain a lot and I managed to gain back a position. I was close to getting 3rd but couldn’t quite do it. I obviously did not want to take too many risks. I wanted to make sure I scored for the championship.”

#17 Jonny Edgar (GBR – Van Amersfoort Racing Tatuus F.4 T014 Abarth)
Qualifying 1: 6th – Race 1 Grid: 6th – Race 1 Result: 7th
Qualifying 2: DNF – Race 2 Grid: 13th – Race 2 Result: 7th
Race 3 Grid reverse of R2 top 8 result: 2nd – Race 3 Result: 4th

ADAC F4 Championship position: 1st – 264 points – after 18 of 21 races

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