It has been a perfect start for Neuhauser Racing in the new ADAC Formel Masters season at its opening race in Oschersleben. Pole position, victory, podium finishes, top of the league, best rookie - the record of both the Neuhauser youngsters Mikkel Jensen (DK) and Tim Zimmermann (D) is nothing to sneeze at.
Manager Hannes Neuhauser is impressed:
“Wow!! What a weekend! Mikkel and Tim have done a brilliant job. They kept their cool and seized every opportunity. If we are able to repeat this performance in the forthcoming events, we would have a great chance at winning the championship this year as well.”
Team newcomer Mikkel Jensen secured the first pole position of the year with a perfect lap in the qualifying in the 15-member ADAC Formel Masters starting field and drove it safely home without any errors in the first race in near-perfect weather conditions. First race, first victory - what a debut for the winsome young Dane.
Starting post two in the second race was again a very good position for Jensen. However, although he clearly drove the fastest lap time of the race with 1:29.669 min., the Neuhauser racer was not able to overtake the leaders in the many slipstream duels. Second post, however, also meant an automatic second podium finish in the second race.
A fifth rank in the hard-fought third race in reverse grid brought more points and a three-point lead ultimately put Mikkel Jensen on the top of the league.
Formula racing rookie Tim Zimmermann celebrated a fantastic debut and stood on the winner’s podium twice at his very first attempt. ADAC Stiftung Sport sponsored racer from Langenargen followed a third place in the first race with a highly celebrated second rank in the third lap. With the points for seventh rank in the second race Zimmerman, as the best rookie of the series after the season kickoff, is now at the excellent overall standing three.
“The championship is still a long way to go and the competitors will certainly leave no stone unturned to challenge us for the top of the league position. We will keep pressing forward with all concentration, and with a bit of luck get a great score in 14 days in Zandvoort as well. Scores will be calculated at the end of the season!”, says the manager Hannes Neuhauser in a combative spirit, who is travelling with his Neuhauser Racing team to the next race with a total of 83 points as leader of the team standings.