ADAC 2019 schedule ready

The ADAC has announced the schedule for the ADAC GT Masters plus ADAC Formula 4 for the upcoming season. The season will once again start in Oschersleben i April, before Most (only GT), Red Bull Ring, Zandvoort, Nürburgring, Hockenheim, while the season finale will be run at Sachsenring in September. So the ADAC has learned from the calendar confusion ahead of the 2018 season. There were talks about Lausitzring, which ended up becoming Most, while the ADAC F4 ended up having three weekends with the ADAC GT Masters, 3 weekends…

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Championship positions decided in ADAC Formula 4

The final Championship positions in the ADAC Formula 4 2018 were decided at Hockenheim. It was already clear that Lirim Zendeli had won the title even before the weekend, but it was still to be decided if Liam Lawson, Enzo Fittipaldi or Frederik Vesti would finish second. Lawson started out with the upper hand, since he took Pole Position for Race 1 ahead of Zendeli, Fittipaldi and Charles Weerts. We had to go all the way back to P12 to find Vesti, who was facing a tough race. Niklas Krütten…

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3 different winners at the Nürburgring

The season’s penultimate round of ADAC Formula 4 was run at the Nürburgring, where the field had a hot weekend ahead. Lirim Zendeli, the championship leader, had taken Pole Position in race 1 ahead of Enzo Fittipaldi, Oliver Caldwell, Liam Lawson, and Frederik Vesti. Which meant all the drivers in top 5 in the championship would be starting in top 5. Furthermore, Zendeli had a chance to win the championship already this weekend, if he could extend the lead to more than 75 points to the person in second place.…

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ADAC F4 visit at Formula 1

There ADAC Formula 4 visited the Formula 1 paddock at Hockenheim, when their fifth round of the year was run. This is the second time for F4 to visit the circuit in 2018, and this time it was with just two races opposite to the usual three per weekend. The race format had been slightly altered, with a single Friday practice and two qualifyings of 15 minutes each on Saturday morning, before the first race was run Saturday afternoon, and the second being run on Sunday morning. Frederik Vesti had…

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Good F4 racing in Austria

The Red Bull Ring had the most beautiful weather, when the 4th round of the ADAC Formula 4 visited the Austrian track. Unfortunately there were only 18 cars starting this weekend. Enzo Fittipaldi had secured Pole Position for Race 1 ahead of Frederik Vesti, Liam Lawson og Lirim Zendeli. The start went quite smoothly, without any chances at the top. Fittipaldi however was almost outbraking himself in Turn 3, and had to use a bit of the run-off to get the car back on track. He did keep the lead,…

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Best race of the weekend in Race 3

It was perfect sunshine for the third race of the weekend in the ADAC Formula 4 was run at the Lausitzring. Joey Alders started from Pole Position ahead of David Schumacher and Enzo Fittipaldi. The winners from yesterday, Liam Lawson and Lirim Zendeli, were starting from 7th and 8th respectively. Following the technical issues from Frederik Vesti yesterday, he should start all the way back in P18, because he retired in Race 2, which is the base for the grid in Race 3. Alders got the best start ahead of…

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Excitement all the way to the chequered flag

There was excitement all the way to the chequered flag, when the second race of the weekend in the ADAC Formula 4 was run at the Lausitzring. Lirim Zendeli also started the second race from Pole Position, followed by Frederik Vesi and Mick Wishofer in the first three positions. Zendeli got a great start. Oliver Caldwell from P4 managed to outdo both Vesti and Wishofer into Turn one. Vesti was actually all the way down to eight after the first lap. Frederik Vesti pitted with some technical issues following the…

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Oil got big influence on Race 1

First race of the ADAC Formula 4 at Lausitzring this weekend didn’t give the drivers much time for racing, since a red flag stole a lot of the driving time. Lirim Zendeli once again had grabbed Pole Position for the first race on the Saturday. Frederik Vesti from P3 got a good start and already had second before heading into Turn 1, when he out-accelerated Mick Wishofer, who started the race from second position. David Schumacher and Charles Weerts had a contact in Turn 1, where Schumacher tried an overtaking…

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Zendeli dominated at Hockenheim

Lirim Zendeli has this year’s ADAC Formula 4 Championship well under control so far. At the second round at Hockenheim, the young German started the first race on Saturday from Pole Position. They didn’t get to race for long before the Safety Car was deployed. The two teammates Niklas Krütten and Leon Köhler crashed on the first lap, with Joey Alders also being involved, by avoiding the crash with the two pink ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg e.V cars. Alders ended up running over his own front wing, which had been hit during…

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ADAC Formula 4 in mixed weather conditions

The ADAC Formula 4 held their opening round at Oschersleben near Magdeburg, and it was in mixed weather conditions. The track dried more and more for every session that was run. Lirim Zendeli was on Pole Position for Race 1 ahead of Mick Wishofer and Enzo Fittipaldi. On a slightly damp track, there were already troubles on lap 1, when Charles Weerts hit the tire barrier by himself already on the first lap, going into turn 3. That sent out the Safety Car, but just shortly before that, Frederik Vesti…

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Slim ADAC Formula 4 field in 2018

The ADAC Formula 4 championship will have their lowest car count to date, in their fourth season in Germany. Only 19 full season drivers have entered the 2018, but it has been announced that some more drivers will do selected rounds only. The season will consist of 6 different teams, where Van Amersfoort Racing will be the biggest with 5 cars. US Racing – CHRS will enter four cars, while Prema Powerteam and ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg e.V. – also known as the pink Mücke Motorsport cars – will enter three cars…

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VAR with almost a full line-up

Van Amersfoort Racing has announced their third and fourth drivers for the upcoming ADAC Formula 4 season. Lucas Alecco Roy and Liam Lawson have signed with the Dutch team. Roy is 21 years old, and has taken a bit of an alternative route towards his seat in the black and orange Tatuus Formula 4 car. Opposite to most racing drivers, he hasn’t been through karting, but has a background as dressage rider. It wasn’t until the start of 2017, that he started to get a taste for racing. He participated…

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Charles Weerts goes to VAR

Charles Weerts has chosen to go to Van Amersfoort Racing in the upcoming ADAC Formula 4 season. The 16 year-old Belgium drove for Team Motopark in 2017, where he finished second in the Rookie Championship, adding a few overall top-10 finishes to that, during the year. The team needs a few more drivers hired, since third placed driver in the Championship, Felipe Drugovich, is unlikely to race another year in the ADAC Formula 4. The Brazilian has already done two seasons in the series, and as a 17 year old,…

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Kaltenborn starts new Formula 4 team

When the ADAC Formula 4 and Italian Formula 4 seasons start in about two months’ time, there will be a brand new team on the starting grid. The now former Sauber Formula 1 team boss Monisha Kaltenborn has started the new team KDC Racing together with Emily Di Comberti. The team will be based in Montmelo, in the industrial park right next to Circuit de Catalunya. That will give the team the perfect opportunities to test with the young talents ahead of their debut and develop them during the season.…

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2 rookies ready for ADAC Formula 4

ADAC Formula 4 has a big turnaround regarding drivers, like it should be in a rookie category. The next batch for the 2018 season is slowly coming together. 18 year-old Joey Alders from the Netherlands has signed for Van Amersfoort Racing. Alders won the Rotax DD2 Championship in his home country in 2017, and already did his first tests for VAR back in December. He proved his pace from the very first moment. He will do plenty of real-life testing around various circuits in Europe prior to the season start,…

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Fittipaldi starts in ADAC Formel 4

There is a new generation Fittipaldi on the starting grid, when the ADAC Formula 4 2018 kicks off in April. 16 year-old Enzo Fittipaldi has signed a contract with the Prema Powerteam for both the ADAC F4 and the Italian F4 series. Enzo had a guest start in the ADAC F4 at the Nürburgring 2017, and the proved that he could run inside top-10 – in fact he secured a spot on the podium! His regular commitment last year was a full season in the Italian F4 Championship. He has…

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ADAC F4 ready with 2018 calendar

The German ADAC Formula 4 Series are ready with their 2018 calendar. As tradition dictates, the season will start in Oschersleben in April, while the season finishes off at Hockenheim. The series wants to visit all the permanent German tracks, but that means that they can stick to being support series for ADAC GT Masters only. The ADAC GT Masters have chosen not to run at Lausitzring in 2018, so the single-seater series had to do something else. The second round of next year’s ADAC Formula 4 Championship will be…

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Niklas Krütten new ADAC Formula 4 driver

Niklas Krütten will enter the ADAC Formula 4 Championship with BWT Mücke Motorsport. The 15 year-old driver will make the jump from karting to single seaters in the upcoming season, where he will add races to the German season by competing in the Italian and the UAE Championships too. The young German has been karting since he was 8 years old, and in 2012 he had his first highlight by finishing third in the West German ADAC Kart Cup. Since then he has been a Top-5 runner in the CIK…

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New generation Schumacher on his way

Everybody knowing only a slight bit about motorsport will know the name Schumacher. Most people will still be thinking about the multiple Formula 1 World Champion Michael, while others think about his son Mick, who has driven ADAC Formula 4 and currently competes in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. Maybe some are thinking about Ralf Schumacher – the brother of Michael. And it’s that part of the family, that we will be concentrating on in this article. When Ralf ended his DTM career for Mercedes following the 2012 season,…

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Thankfully undramatic ending to Nürburgring

After two red flags in the first two ADAC Formula 4 races this weekend, it was thankfully an undramatic finish to the weekend. Marcus Armstrong started the race from Pole Position ahead of Julian Hanses and Enzo Fittipaldi, while Dane Frederik Vesti started fourth. The starting grid for Race 3 was set by the finishing positions in Race 1, where top-10 was reversed, while P11 and backwards would keep their positions. That meant Juri Vips in P6 had a great advantage over his closest rival, Felipe Drugovich, who would only…

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