Nikhil Bohra will line up for US Racing in the new ADAC Formula 4 season. The Indo-American driver gained his first experience in a Formula car last year. The 2022 season is the seventh in the ADAC junior championship for the team from Kerpen.
The first US Racing cockpit for the 2022 ADAC Formula 4 season is occupied. Gerhard Ungar and Ralf Schumacher’s team has put its faith in Nikhil Bohra. The 17-year-old started for the R-ACE GP team at the finale of the 2021 season at the Nürburgring, and narrowly missed out on a top-ten result. “I am pleased to finally be able to announce that I will driver for US Racing in this year’s Formula 4 season. I am really enjoying working with the team and feel right at home at US Racing,” says Bohra.
The team and Bohra got to know each other in the winter. “We tested with Nikhil for the first time at the end of last year, and I was astonished by how good he looked. I am really very impressed by what Nikhil has shown so far at our tests together. Nikhil is fast, he will definitely produce some very good races this season,” says team principal Ungar.
Ralf Schumacher, former Formula 1 driver and fellow team principal, is also looking forward to the new driver in his team. “Nikhil is a very structured and focussed racing driver with great potential. I am already very much looking forward to working with Nikhil in the Italian and German Formula 4 championships.” Schumacher was the first driver to progress through the ADAC’s Formula youth development programme on his way to the pinnacle of motor racing. A path that Bohra is looking to follow.
The new ADAC Formula 4 season starts from 22nd to 24th April on the support programme for the Creventic 24H Series at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium). The new 180-hp car from Tatuus will make its debut there. As well as the Halo roll bar, the new Formula 4 race car also has an improved monocoque with better side impact protection and crash structures, which absorb more energy in a crash.