Luke takes double podium at Hockenheim

Rising star Luke Browning enjoyed a successful weekend at Hockenheim as his ADAC F4 Championship season got back underway.

The third meeting of the season had been delayed due to the impact of devastating floods that hit Europe during the summer, which resulted in the 2021 calendar being revised.

Luke headed to the famous German circuit looking to return the podium after a tricky weekend at Zandvoort during round two back in July, but with confidence boosted by a race-winning guest outing in the GB3 Championship.

Having shown top six pace in both free practice sessions, Luke qualified just a tenth of a second off pole to secure fourth on the grid for race one and then secured fifth spot on the grid for race two.

The opening race of the weekend saw Luke dicing for position throughout with US Racing team-mates Alex Dunne and Tim Tramnitz before he secured third place, and a strong start to race two saw Luke work his way to the front in the early laps as Oliver Bearman and Tramnitz squabbled for the lead and Luke took advantage to nip ahead.

Tramnitz and Dunne would both manage to get ahead of Luke before the finish as the team-mates locked out the podium, with that result leaving Luke sixth on the reverse grid for race three.

Staying out of trouble, Luke was able to work his way up to sixth spot at the finish, with his results across the weekend enabling the Cheshire-based racer to climb to third in the standings ahead of the next round at the Sachsenring in early October.