04 August 2017

ADAC F4 Championship powered by Abarth at Nurburgring: match for three

 

  • This weekend at Nurburgring 32 joung drivers on track with the single-seater powered by Abarth.
  • Three drivers in only 9 points in the half of the season.
  • At the start Enzo Fittipaldi, grandson of two-time Formula 1 world champion Emerson.

 

After a very interesting first half to the ADAC Formula 4 season, the remaining nine races promise to deliver plenty of excitement. There were seven different winners just in the first seven races alone, and a mere nine points separate the top three. The Estonian Juri Vips heads the standings, followed by Brazilian Felipe Drugovich and Marcus Armstrong, from New Zealand. The second half of the season will get under way at the Nürburgring on this weekend o(4th - 6th August) with the fifth of seven race weekends in all.

 

32 drivers from 19 countries, including ten from Germany, took part in the four race weekends held so far. The average age of drivers was 17.09 years. Six newcomers from four different countries are contesting their rookie season. The only female driver plus 31 drivers competed for eleven teams from five countries.
The fact that 14 different drivers from ten countries finished on the podium is testimony to the highly competitive nature of the ADAC Formula 4. Eight drivers shared the wins between them.

 

Felipe Drugovich has taken three victories so far,  finishing on the podium six times (3x first - 2x second - 1x third) in the first twelve races of the season. Armstrong also made six appearances on the winners' podium in his debut season (2-1-3). They were joined by Juri Vips (2-0-2) and Nicklas Nielsen (1-2-1) with four podium finishes each.

 

In the ADAC Formula 4 weekend at the Nürburgring Enzo Fittipaldi, grandson of two-time Formula 1 world champion Emerson Fittipaldi, makes his debut in this championship, after his presence in the Italian F4 Championship powered by Abarth.

 

Official qualifying are scheduled Saturday at 8,30; Race 1 in the same day at 14,45; Sunday Race 2 at 11,10 and Race 3 at 16,35. Live stream on www.adac-motorsport.de/adac-formel-4.

 

Turin, 4 august 2017

 

 

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