The German ADAC Formula 4 series will get a huge field in 2016
The series started in 2015 and already in the first season, they had a very big field and will get even bigger in season 2.
More than 50 drivers have, according to the series, entered for this season, and the organisation has therefore announced to split the field in two. The exact details haven’t been announced yet, but it’s certain that the fastest in qualifying will go straight to the 3 races where a maximum of 44 competitors can participate. The rest of the field have to go through a qualifying race, and a number of drivers from that will qualify for the 3 “real” races of the weekend.
Many big names in German motorsport have focus on the series. The former Formula 1 driver Ralf Schumacher has his own team, so does the current DTM driver Timo Scheider.
The name Schumacher also appears behind the wheel, where Michael Schumachers son Mick also participates. Due to his last name he gets a lot of media attention. He did get a single win in 2015, but our opinion is that there are many others and much more interesting names in the series than him.
Swiss Moritz Müller-Crepon has shown a very good speed, but his 2015 season for Jenzer Motorsport didn’t quite go according to plan. This season he has switched to Van Amersfoort Racing, which is one of the absolute top teams in ADAC Formula 4. After having done several tests for the team, the team is convinced that he is the right man for the job, and can battle right at the top of the championship.
Along the other already announced drivers we got a few female competitors too. Michelle Halder and Sophia Flörsch show good form and especially Flörsch showed in her part-season in Ginetta Junior in Great Britain, that a lot of the guys can expect to see the rear of her car. She was regulary beating the boys in the British series, before she decided to focus on the seasons ADAC Formula 4 instead.
Marvin Dienst won the Championship last season and this season he will drive in a Porsche 991 GT3 R in the ADAC GT Masters. That gives hope for a real carreer inside motorsport, and shows that a start in single-seaters can lead to GT cars. A big part of the drivers who are doing the 24 Hours of Le Mans today, have started in single-seaters.
The ADAC Formula 4 season starts on April 15th-17th in Oschersleben, followed by 7 more race weekends before the Champion is crowned. The series follow ADAC GT Masters and the newly formed ADAC TCR Germany