ADAC Formel 4

ADAC Formula 4·18.8.2022

ADAC Formula 4 at the DEKRA Lausitzring for the penultimate act of the season

Home event for Berlin-based PHM Racing. US Racing lines up with three cars. Zachary David is the first Philippine driver in ADAC Formula 4

No sooner is one race over, than the next begins: hot on the back of the race weekend at the Nürburgring, the ADAC Formula 4 season continues. The penultimate round of the season takes place from 19th to 21st August on the same bill as the ADAC GT Masters at the Family & Friends Festival at the DEKRA Lausitzring. The US Racing team lines up with three cars at the 3.478-kilometre circuit, with Zachary David set to make his debut for the team run by Ralf Schumacher and Gerhard Ungar. The 15-year-old also becomes the first driver from the Philippines to contest a race in the ADAC’s junior series. All the races are streamed live and free at motorsport.tv and adac.de/motorsport.

Home outing for Valentin Kluss’s (15/Bad Mergentheim) team: PHM Racing from Berlin © Photo: ADAC

The fifth weekend of the season is a home outing for PHM Racing from Berlin. The headquarters of Paul Müller’s team are located just 135 kilometres from the racetrack in Schipkau. “We are really looking forward to our home race and particularly the short trip to the Lausitzring. Our goal is to show the region that we are supporting youth in motorsport at the highest level.

Taylor Barnard (18/GBR/PHM Racing) bagged a brace of wins at the Nürburgring © Photo: ADAC

Taylor’s two victories at the Nürburgring mean we have momentum on our side, and we want to back up that performance,” says team manager Roland Rehfeld. 18-year-old Barnard from Great Britain claimed his first two wins in ADAC Formula 4 at the former Formula 1 circuit in the Eifel Mountains.

Lining up for PHM Racing alongside Nikita Bedrin (16/ITA), who lies third in the championship, are two young German drivers. Jonas Ried (17/Ehingen) and Valentin Kluss (15/Bad Mergentheim) are contesting their first season in the ADAC’s talent factory. Ried is currently tenth in the Drivers’ Championship, while rookie Kluss has finished in the points on three occasions over the course of his first two race weekends.

US Racing lines up with three cars in Lower Lusatia © Photo: ADAC

US Racing fields three 180-hp Formula 4 cars at the penultimate round. Kacper Sztuka’s (16/POL/US Racing) best result of the season came at the current Formula 1 circuit at Spa-Francorchamps, where he finished runner-up in the season-opener. Zachary David and Ruiqi Liu (16/CHN/US Racing) are making their ADAC Formula 4 debuts in Lower Lusatia. David comes from a karting background and races for the Sauber Karting Team, a junior team belonging to Formula 1 outfit Alfa Romeo.

Kacper Sztuka (16/POL/US Racing) finished runner-up at the season-opener at Spa-Francorchamps © Photo: ADAC

As well as thrilling action from the stars of tomorrow, the event, which forms part of the German GT Championship, also features an entertaining programme away from the track. The Family & Friends Festival has something for everyone, old and young, with technological highlights, music, shows, presentations, and a glimpse behind the scenes.

The ADAC Formula 4 action kicks off at 08:15 on Friday morning with the first free practice. After a second session at 12:15, the battle for grid positions begins in earnest with qualifying at 17:30. On Saturday, the lights go green for race one at 11:35. Two races are scheduled at the DEKRA Lausitzring on Sunday: at 10:05 and 15:35. The reverse grid rule means the top eight from the morning’s first race start race 15 of the season in reverse order.