Det ble nok en meget sterk helg av Dennis Hauger i det italienske Formel 4-mesterskapet, som denne helgen besøkte Red Bull Ring i Østerrike.
Dennis var raskest på begge treninger, nummer fem og seks i kvalifiseringene og tok en femteplass i første løp lørdag. Dette ble fulgt opp med seier og andreplass i de to løpene på søndag, og Hauger er nå bare fire poeng bak sammenlagtleder Gianluca Petecof i mesterskapet etter at 11 av 20 finaler er kjørt.
Pressemelding fra Red Bull Jr. Team
#62 Dennis Hauger (NOR – Van Amersfoort Racing Tatuus F.4 T014 Abarth)
Qualifying 1: 6th – Race 1 Grid: 6th – Race 1 Result: 5th
Qualifying 2: 5th – Race 2 Grid: 5th – Race 2 Result: 1st
Qualifying 3 (2nd time): 5th – Race 3 Grid: 5th – Race 3 Result: 2nd
Italian F4 Championship position: 2nd – 165 points after 11 of 20 races
Fifth, first and second in the three Italian F4 races at the Red Bull Ring has taken Dennis Hauger to just 4 points off the championship lead heading into the second half of the Italian F4 season. The 16-year-old Norwegian has been quick all year but a more measured approach is paying off well.
Fellow Red Bull Junior Jonny Edgar also had another good weekend and the 15-year-old Briton topped the Rookie podium in Race 2.
Dennis Hauger had the racing all worked out
“Yes it is a very good weekend. We were 43 points behind coming here and now it is just 4,” asserted the Van Amersfoort Racing driver.
“In Qualy 1 I just didn’t get a lap in, everyone just seemed happy to mess up my lap and I just never had a clean run. In Qualy 2 it was more down to me, I didn’t find the right rhythm,” admitted Hauger who had been fastest in both Free Practice sessions.
“Then in Race 1 we had good pace but I was stuck behind a driver who was defending very aggressively and I knew that Petecof (points leader Gianluca Petecof) was well back so it was worth picking up the points and not taking a risk.”
“In Race 2 I started 5th, got a mega start, soon up to P3 and then it started spitting with rain a bit. It was easy to make a mistake so I just waited and the others ahead did make mistakes so that I could take advantage and it worked out very well.”
“In Race 3 I got another good start and went from 5th to 2nd. Then I was mostly just controlling things. I think the top six cars apart from me were on fresh tyres so I think I did quite well to manage the situation and keep second and take the points.”
“So all in all a very good weekend, qualifying wasn’t what we wanted but the races were.”
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