Passing one car after another by Max Karhan

Passing one car after another by Max Karhan

The challenging outcome of the first race at Red Bull Ring turned into a major passing challenge for young driver Max Karhan from Jenzer Motorsport. This is the story about his weekend in Austria, where he competed against 23 other Formula 4 cars.

Max Karhan began his journey in the F4 CEZ series last season with Jenzer Motorsport. Now, he is committed to a full season with the Swiss team and his Tatuus T421 Formula 4 car. The Red Bull Ring was a new track for him, one where he had never competed before.

Karhan scored 25 points in the opening round at Balaton Park. However, the Red Bull Ring posed a greater challenge due to the large field, which included drivers and teams from other championships using the F4 CEZ round as an opportunity to gain more race experience.

Karhan showed great promise in qualifying, setting the tenth-fastest time. He was just behind his teammates Matus Ryba, Oscar Wurz, and Enea Frey. Unfortunately, before he had a chance to showcase his performance in the first race, he was hit from behind, spun out, and ended up on the kerb with his rear wheels in the air. He had to retire.

This incident put him at a disadvantage for the second and third races, where he had to start from the last position. Although it was a setback, it also became a great challenge, he was determined to demonstrate his speed and overtake as many cars as possible.

Karhan drove exceptionally well, fighting with the competition, staying out of trouble, and maximizing his potential. He crossed the finish line in thirteenth place. In the third race, starting from last again, he improved to finish in twelfth place.

While it would have been preferable to avoid the collision and complete the first race, which would have allowed him better starting positions in the subsequent races, Karhan displayed impressive speed and determination at the Red Bull Ring.

The next round of the F4 CEZ will take place next weekend at the Slovakia Ring. Karhan hopes for a smoother event, aiming to keep his car in the points and achieve the best finish of his career. So far, his best finish has been fourth place.