Champion Zendeli with first best time Photo: ADAC Formel 4
Champion Zendeli with first best time Photo: ADAC Formel 4

Champion Zendeli with first best time

ADAC Formula 4 champion finishes ahead of David Schumacher and Liam Lawson in first practice session

Second practice for the ADAC Formula 4 season finale at Hockenheim is next up at 1:40 pm followed by qualifying for the last races of the year at 6:25 pm.

Champion finishes up front: Lirim Zendeli (18, Germany, US Racing CHRS) set fastest time in the first ADAC Formula 4 practice session at the season finale in Hockenheim. Conditions were good with temperatures of around 20 degrees Celsius as Zendeli went fastest with a time of 1:40.805 minutes. He was followed home by rookie David Schumacher (16, Germany, US Racing CHRS), son of former DTM and Formula 1 driver Ralf Schumacher in second place and Liam Lawson (16, New Zealand, Van Amersfoort Racing) in P3.

Danish driver Frederik Vesti (16, Van Amersfoort Racing) was fourth. Rookie Joey Alders (19, Netherlands, Van Amersfoort Racing), Charles Weerts (17, Belgium, Van Amersfoort Racing) and Oliver Caldwell (16, Great Britain, Prema Theodore Racing) were fifth, sixth and seventh respectively. Mick Wishofer (18, Austria, US Racing CHRS), Enzo Fittipaldi (17, USA/Brazil, Prema Theodore Racing) and Lucas Alecco Roy (21, Monaco, Van Amersfoort Racing) completed the Top Ten.

Racing continues for the drivers in the ADAC High-Speed Academy this afternoon with another practice session at 1.40 pm and qualifying at 6.25 pm.

SPORT1 will broadcast the ADAC Formula 4 races on Saturday at 11.00 am and 5.15 pm and on Sunday at 3.40 pm and also online at All races are available as live stream at, on the Facebook page of the ADAC Formula 4 and at with German and English commentary.

2019 Season