The ADAC Formula 4 starting grid is slowly getting filled up with drivers.
Now Nicklas Nielsen, Fabio Scherer, and Jonathan Aberdein have been announced.
The first two are going for US Racing while Aberdein will ride with Team Motopark.
The 18 year old South African Aberdein will do his 2nd season with the team, where he finished 6th in the Rookie championship and 14th in the overall championship. 10 times during the season he finished in Top 10 and at the Zandvoort weekend he even managed an impressive second place. He is already preparing for 2017 by competing in the Formula 4 Championship in the UAE during the winter period. The goal for the team is as a minimum to repeat the 2nd position in the Drivers Championship from 2015, when the team from Oschersleben claimed the Silver medal with Joel Eriksson.
The two drivers who will try to prevent that, are the two new US Racing drivers.
Nicklas Nielsen drove his debut season for Neuhauser Racing where he won the Rookie Championship and was on the overall podium three times during the season. Other than the ADAC Formula 4 season, he competed in the Audi Sport TT Cup, where he claimed an overall win and finished 3rd in the overall Championship. The choice was to go the formula route, since Audi’s Le Mans programme closed down after 2016, and that was the big goal for the fast 20 year-old Dane.
Fabio Scherer surprised everybody when he took an overall win at Lausitzring, but that was the biggest highlight of the year, with his second best result as a P10 during the same weekend. It went a little better in the Rookie Championship, where he scored in 20 out of 24 races. That gave him 8th position in the Rookie Championship for the 17 year-old.
US Racing, who is owned by Gerhard Unger and Ralf Schumacher, finished 4th in the Team Championship in 2016, and managed to get 2 drivers into top 7 in the Drivers Championship. With the former Swiss Karting Championship and the multiple WSK Champion, US Racing on paper has a really good combo.