Tales from the Oschersleben paddock : Joey Mawson is half-time champion after two wins

The ADAC Formula 4 returned to the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben from 17th to 19th June. The ADAC High-Speed Academy contested races ten, eleven and twelve under the banner of the ‘ADAC TCR Race Weekend’, and the ‘half-time’ championship winner was decided.

Joey Mawson (20, Australia, Van Amersfoort Racing) proved once again that the Oschersleben circuit really suits him. The Australian, who had previously finished on the top rung of the podium twice in the season opener, dominated this weekend’s first two races and now starts the almost five-week long summer break as leader in the standings with 202 points to the 182 racked up by Mick Schumacher (17, Germany, Prema Powerteam). They were both hit by bad luck, though, in an action-packed third round. Mawson retired early, while Schumacher got a drive-through penalty and failed to finish in the points as a result. One thing is clear, however, the thrilling battle for the title is set to continue in the second half of the season which begins with the fifth race weekend of the season in Spielberg, Austria (22nd – 24th July).

Kim-Luis Schramm (18, Germany, US Racing) took his long-awaited maiden victory in the weekend’s third race which also marked the first victory for the newly formed US Racing team headed by Gerhard Ungar and former Formula 1 and DTM driver Ralf Schumacher after Schramm had previously notched up three second places and Jannes Fittje (16, Germany) three third places. At the home fixture for Team Motopark ADAC Sports Foundation protégé Mike David Ortmann (16, Germany, ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg e.V.) moved up into third place in the second race.