ADAC Formula 4 is ready for a season with up to 46 drivers.
The previous announcements before Christmas from the organizers sounded like over 50 cars were going to participate, but perhaps some drivers or teams have got a bit nervous and moved to other series instead. It’s a bit unclear at the moment.
46 cars were announced with still a few seats TBA at the moment.
There were official test sessions going on this week in Oschersleben, where the opening Round will be held as well next weekend.
Mick Schumacher was the fastest but with changing weather and different tyre choices during the many sessions, made it difficult to really judge.
Jannes Fittje and Mike David Ortmann was less than 0,05 of a seconds behind him so it’s very close at the top.
Dane Nicklas Nielsen driving for Neuhauser Racing Team will do double duties this year, since he is also part of the Audi Sport TT Cup.
Swiss driver Moritz Müller-Crepon finished at the top part of the field for his new team Van Amersfoort Racing. Together with his teammates Joey Mawson and Kami Laliberté they all drove top 10 times, being very close in laptimes. So hopefully they can use each other to be faster than the competition. Mawson finished 3rd in the championship in 2015, so that underlines the quality of the other 2 drivers.
This year a 2-part qualifying will be held. The field will be split into group A and B on the basis of the practice results. The 11 fastest drivers in each group will be straight into the real races of the weekend, whereas the rest have to go through a qualifying heat. Depending on the allowance of the circuit, some drivers will be eliminated from the rest of the weekend. For the opening round a maximum of 35 cars can participate in the race.
ADAC Formula 4 will be broadcasted on German Sport 1 and Sport 1+ on both TV and streaming.