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Formula BMW ADAC Championship 9th round: Auto Motodrom Brno (September 17-19 2004) Brno -- With an excellent second position during the second Formula BMW ADAC race at Brno this weekend Chris van der Drift has created a nice opportunity to win...

Formula BMW ADAC Championship
9th round: Auto Motodrom Brno (September 17-19 2004)

Brno -- With an excellent second position during the second Formula BMW ADAC race at Brno this weekend Chris van der Drift has created a nice opportunity to win the Rookie Cup 2004 during the season final at Hockenheim. In the first heat on the 5.403 kilometre long circuit Van der Drift already showed his potential by taking sixth place. Both races were won by Sebastian Vettel, who not only was crowned champion of the 2004 season but also became the most successful driver in Formula BMW ADAC history!

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At the twisty circuit located in the southeast of the Czech Republic Van der Drift qualified ninth and second on Saturday morning. 'Kiwi' showed he was more in his element as the weekend progressed. As usual this season an excellent start in the opening heat made sure the twelve time go-kart champion already was in sixth place after a few metres. Despite a spectacular battle with Austrian Christopher Wasserman, 'Vandy' stayed sixth during the ten lap race.

With a grid position on the first row on Sunday morning Van der Drift only had newly crowned champion Sebastian Vettel in front of him. Despite all efforts to overtake the young German, Vettel stayed ahead of the 'Dutch' New-Zealander. Sebastien Buemi came close to Va n der Drift in the final stages of the race but was not able to take second from Van der Drift.

Chris van der Drift: "This podium and the points scored are very welcome. Although I hoped to win the second race I am still happy with my performance this weekend. With the lead I have at the moment I am confident that I am able to take the Rookie Cup 2004 at Hockenheim. During this spring I finished at the podium twice there so the prospects are good!"

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Series Formula BMW
Drivers Sebastian Vettel , Sébastien Buemi , Chris van der Drift