First row for Maxi at Lausitzring

Promising start

The stage is set for the third round of the 2014 Formel ADAC season, as the Lausitzring hosts the ADAC High Speed Academy this weekend (May 23rd to 25th). Marvin Dienst (17, Germany, ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg e.V.) booked the perfect slot for his team Mücke Motorsport, racing under the aegis of ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg e.V., in their home fixture at the Lausitzring. The 17-year-old secured pole position in qualifying for the first of three races this weekend. Dienst covered the 3.442 km circuit in 1:24.011 minutes on his best lap.

Berlin-based team Mücke Motorsport, whose team headquarters are just an hour’s drive from the Lausitzring, had two reasons to celebrate after qualifying on Friday. Maximilian Günther (16, Germany, ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg e.V.) posted the second fastest lap time of 1:24.294 minutes, making the race a front-row lock-out for the team from the German metropolis.

The two team-mates Günther and Dienst had a thrilling scrap for P1 in the dying minutes of the race. Dienst won through with two sector best times to secure a lead of 0.283 seconds.

Mikkel Jensen (19, Denmark, Neuhauser Racing) took third starting position with a deficit of only five thousandths of a second on Günther, who is currently placed second in the championship standings. The Dane on 21 points leads the overall standings from ADAC Sports Foundation protégé Günther and is on the second row in the first race (visit: for live stream, Saturday 13:35).

Foto: ADAC Formel Masters