Prema secured their first title of the year today at Sachsenring. The Italian squad, lining-up for the penultimate round of the German ADAC-promoted Formula 4 series, secured the teams' championship with still one round and three races to spare with an extremely smart performance from their driver pairing. The duo of Marcus Armstrong and Jüri Vips stayed around the frontrunners all weekend and even if they were unable to catch an elusive win, they brought home points that eventually proved key. The New Zealander, who secured a third and a second place before capping the weekend with a sixth place in the reverse grid race, has now jumped in front of his team-mate at the top of the drivers' standings. Despite missing the podium in all three heats, Vips secured a fifth, a sixth and a fourth place respectively and now trails Armstrong by only 1.5 points.
# 9 - Marcus Armstrong
“A good weekend in Sachsenring. I had a good feeling with the car on new tyres but not on used ones which is why our race pace was not overwhelming. However we took 2 podiums and a 6th in the reverse grid race. We took the lead in championship but by a very small margin, which will make Hockenheim interesting. Congratulations to Prema for taking the teams championship for the 2nd year running in ADAC F4.”
# 44 - Jüri Vips
“It hasn’t been a positive weekend all-around as we couldn’t reach the levels we belong to and that cost us the championship lead. We aren’t far at all though and we expect some hard fighting at Hockenheim.”