ADAC Formel 4 

ADAC Formula 4·22.4.2022

Mercedes junior, Andrea Kimi Antonelli, goes fastest in both practice sessions

Andrea Kimi Antonelli (Prema Racing) set the fastest lap time in both free practice sessions in ADAC Formula 4. The 15-year-old Italian’s time of 2:22.434 is the fastest so far at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium). His 16-year-old team-mate Rafael Camara (Brazil) finished second in both sessions and was also the fastest rookie.

The 21 drivers from 17 countries were driving the new Formula 4 car from Tatuus under competitive conditions for the first time. The stars of tomorrow were largely able to improve consistently throughout the two sessions on the 7.004-kilometre Formula 1 track, and this was reflected in the times. Charlie Wurz (16/Austria/Prema Racing), son of former F1 driver Alexander Wurz, was third fastest in both sessions.

In Jonas Ried (17/Ehingen/PHM Racing) and Chris Rosenkranz (15/Baabe/BWR Motorsport), two young German drivers were making their ADAC Formula 4 debuts. Qualifying for race one in the ADAC’s high-speed school gets underway at 17:00. The grid positions for race two of the season will then be determined from 17:25.