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 with the DTM plus one weekend with Formula 1. That resulted in three races at Hockenheim, which isn’t much of a challenge for young drivers. That could very well be seen in the entry numbers.
An agreement is trying to be made with Formula 1 about F4 becoming support series at the Hockenheim race once again, but that hasn’t yet been signed.
The entries for the ADAC GT Masters has been really good throughout the season. We have had 35+ cars, and only technical issues during the weekends has had influence on the starting grids.
It’s the first time since 2008 for the Sachsenring to host the season finale. Hockenheim has had that honour for the last many seasons.
The races will once again be streamed on YouTube plus the series homepage. Sport1 will also broadcast all the races on live tv.
Other than the ADAC GT Masters and ADAC Formula 4, the ADAC GT 4 Germany, ADAC TCR Germany plus Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland will be present at 6 of the 7 weekends.
The teams will be able to enter from 3 December until 14 December. The first 28 full season entries for the ADAC GT Masters grid will be handed out after that date, with the organizers holding the rights to choose a further 6 entries. So they have put an upper limit of 34 entries for the ADAC GT Masters 2019. The entries are usually gone before you even can blink, so that is why the first teams on the buttons, will have those 28 places.
The schedule for 2019 looks like this – subject to changes:
26-28 April Oschersleben
17-19 May Most (only ADAC GT Masters)
7-9 June Red Bull Ring
26-28 July Hockenheim (Only ADAC Formula 4, supporting Formula 1) – TBC
9-11 August Zandvoort
16-18 August Nürburgring
13-15 September Hockenheim
27-29 September Sachsenring