Podium for Maxi at Red Bull Ring

Charge up the field to podium

Mikkel Jensen won the second Formel ADAC race on Sunday morning. Title rival Maximilian Günther (16, Germany, ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg e.V.) and Ralph Boschung (16, Switzerland, Lotus) completed the party on the podium, so drivers from three different teams took the top honours.

The big winner on the first lap was Günther, who improved from fifth to third place. The current championship runner-up overtook the two drivers in front of him in Turn Four: Tim Zimmermann (17, Germany, Neuhauser Racing) and Fabian Schiller (17, Germany, Schiller Motorsport), who lost time in the scrap for third place. Günther then went in pursuit of Boschung and won through against the Lotus driver on the sixth lap. Race winner Jensen, Günther and Boschung were bunched close together right up to the finish line on the 16th lap. In the end, the leading trio was separated by only a second.

After the race Maxi said: “I’m pleased with second place – the race was great. I got off to a good start and was able to overtake some of the other competitors straightaway at the start. The scrap with Ralph for second place was a lot of fun. I watched his driving closely and worked out where he was a bit slower. When I saw an opportunity, I went for it and overtook him on the brakes. Then I kept Mikkel directly in my sights and was following him really well, but an attacking manoeuvre wasn’t possible. Although I’ve lost some ground in the championship, there’s still a long season ahead of us, so I’m still confident that I can win the title this year.”

Foto: ADAC Formel Masters