Marvin Kirchhöfer (18, Leipzig, Lotus) salvaged a difficult Formel ADAC weekend at the Red Bull Ring in Austria with a win in the third and final race. It was the fourth victory for the ADAC Sports Foundation protégé in his debut year in the junior series. The 18-year-old has now made nine podium appearances and also ensured the sixth win for Lotus in 2012. "Many thanks to my team - the car ran really well - they have supported me fantastically well after a tough Saturday and boosted me up," he said.
Jeffrey Schmidt (18, Switzerland, Lotus) was involved in a prolonged battle over several laps with team-mate Indy Dontje (19, Netherlands, Lotus), Beitske Visser (17, Netherlands, Lotus) and Kuba Dalewski (16, Poland, Lotus). Ultimately, the Swiss driver prevailed to cross the line in seventh position; Visser and Dalewski failed to complete the race after a collision, while Dontje came home in P10 to claim the final championship point behind Luca Caspari (16, Meerbusch, Mücke Motorsport) and Nicolas Beer (16, Denmark, HS Engineering).
Marvin Kirchhöfer, Winner: "It's just brilliant to notch up another victory. Many thanks to my team - the car ran really well - they have supported me fantastically well after a tough Saturday and boosted me up. I used the first lap to build up a lead on the opposition from the very start. After that, I was able to control the race from the front, pulling away from the field with every lap. So the weekend has drawn to a satisfactory conclusion after a rocky start."