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In 2016, the German series is repeating, and increasing,

last year’s success. Forcing the promoters to take some

resolved but smart decision in terms of rule

adaptations. Schumacher jr is one of the stars of the

series, together with four female racers

By Jacopo Rubino

After completing a successful debut season,

Formula 4 continues to grow in all Europe,

including Germany. The 2016 championship

has so far brought on-track a total of 38

entries. The new additions to the roster kept

flowing, providing the ADAC promoters with

the pleasing, although quite tricky, necessity

to adapt the event format. The 22 fastest

drivers of qualifying can access the three

feature racer that count for the championship

standings, while the rest of the pack must

earn their way in with an eliminatory heat on

Saturday morning. For the backmarkers, the

risk of an early exclusion is huge, so it’s

imperative for them not to make mistakes.

Mawson, the leader

Schumacher, the antagonist

For sure Joey Mawson did not make many

mistakes so far. The young Van Amersfoort

driver scored three wins and leads the

championship table with 126 points. If in

Oschersleben the Australian had scored a

spectacular runaway double, in race 3 at

Sachsenring he delivered a stunning

comeback from 9th place. Currently,

Mick Schumacher, one of the most anticipated

contender, stands as Mawson’s main rival.

Son of 9-time F.1 World Champion

Michael Schumacher, he moved to Italian

team Prema, and he’s showing huge

improvement compared to last year with a

consistent tally including one win and one

pole position. In the second round of the

season, Mucke driver Mike-David Ortmann

also broke into the scene by winning

race 1 and 2, but Kim Luis Schraam

and Jannes Fittje must not be forgotten.

Dane Nicklas Nielsen is leading the rookie

trophy with 129 points, trailed by Prema’s

American Juan Manuel Correa.

An impressive run

by Sophia Florsch

The German Formula 4 series features four

female racers: Carrie Schrenier (US Racing),

Marylin Niederhauser (Racing Rossler),

Michelle Halder (Engstler) and Sophia

Florsch. Driving for Motopark, the latter

proved more and more impressive.

She scored four top-10 finishes

so far including a spectacular fifth place at

Oschersleben when she completed

the last lap with a damaged rear wing after

being punted by Job van Uitert.

Without the incident, the 15-year-old

German would have cruised

to a well-deserved podium finish.





The Tatuus racecar

reunites Italy and Germany

The ADAC F.4 Championship shares the same

technical platform of the Italian F.4

Championship, with the appreciated Tatuus

racecar fitted with a 160-horsepower Abarth

engine, Pirelli tires and Magneti Marelli. An all-

Italian package that keeps impressing the teams

for its performance and reliability. The resulting

stability provided the drivers with the chance to

race in both series: 11 drivers have opted to run

both in Italy and Germany, with an outstanding

gain in terms of experience.