Boschung inherits maiden ADAC Formel Masters victory

Swiss rookie Ralph Boschung inherited his first victory in ADAC Formel Masters, getting the full 25 points after original winner Alessio Picariello was penalized post-race.

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Swiss rookie Ralph Boschung inherited his first victory in ADAC Formel Masters, getting the full 25 points after original winner Alessio Picariello was penalized post-race.

The Belgian, who wrapped up the series title earlier during the Slovakia Ring round, crossed the line in first place after a very strong drive from seventh on the grid. However, the stewards took issue with Picariello massively slowing down at the checkered flag and subsequently awarded him a time penalty of 30 seconds. As the field was bunched up following a lengthy safety car period, the penalty put the Mucke driver outside of the points.

Boschung, commenting on the situation, said: “Alessio slowed down too much on the front stretch and it almost resulted in a collision between us. I had to react quickly to dodge”. The Swiss driver also stated that would have hoped to win his first race in the series in “different circumstances”, but feels the victory was deserved.

Stefan Riener was another driver to receive a 30-second penalty post-race, which, likewise, put him outside of the top ten.

Revised race results
Pos. Driver Team Time/Gap
1 Ralph Boschung Team KUG Motorsport 10 laps in 26:53.659
2 Marvin Dienst Neuhauser Racing +2.769
3 Beitske Visser Lotus +3.897
4 Jason Kremer Schiller Motorsport +4.290
5 Fabian Schiller Schiller Motorsport +4.666
6 Indy Dontje Lotus +5.894
7 Maximilian Gunther ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg e.V. +6.510
8 Stephane Kox Team KUG Motorsport +6.762
9 Nicolas Beer Neuhauser Racing +8.778
10 Hendrik Grapp ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg e.V. +9.037
11 Kim-Luis Schramm ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg e.V. +9.491
12 Benedikt Gentgen JBR Motorsport & Engineering +18.604
13 Kim Giersiepen KSW Motorsport +19.136
14 Martin Gatz KSW Motorsport +24.928
15 Giorgio Maggi ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg e.V. +25.634
16 Alessio Picariello ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg e.V. +29.377
17 Stefan Riener Neuhauser Racing +38.008
18 Mikkel Jensen Lotus +3 laps
Callan O’Keeffe Lotus +8 laps
Revised championship standings
Pos. Driver Team Pts.
1 Alessio Picariello ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg e.V. 331
2 Maximilian Gunther ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg e.V. 220
3 Jason Kremer Schiller Motorsport 197
4 Nicolas Beer Neuhauser Racing 172
5 Marvin Dienst Neuhauser Racing 171
6 Indy Dontje Lotus 137
7 Ralph Boschung Team KUG Motorsport 122
8 Hendrik Grapp ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg e.V. 106
9 Beitske Visser Lotus 97
10 Mikkel Jensen Lotus 79
11 Fabian Schiller Schiller Motorsport 69
12 Stefan Riener Neuhauser Racing 54
13 Callan O’Keeffe Lotus 34
14 Kim Luis Schramm ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg e.V. 24
15 Florian Herzog Team KUG Motorsport 17
16 Stephane Kox Team KUG Motorsport 9
17 Kim Giersiepen JBR Motorsport & Engineering 1
18 Benedikt Gentgen KSW Motorsport 1