DEKRA and ADAC Formula 4
Fittipaldi, Schumacher and every young boy's dream
It is a big step from karting to racing a formula car. But with DEKRA there is a reliable partner for ADAC Formula 4's young talents, setting the stage for motor racings future stars.
DEKRA has been supporting Formula 4 right from the start in 2015 as its Official Partner. With its distinctive logo the expert organization presents the starting numbers on the race cars. "We are happy to be engaged in ADAC Formula 4. In recent years, promotion of young talents has been a priority for us", says DEKRA SE chairman Clemens Klinke.
For young drivers competing in Formula 4 there is a fair chance of receiving an excellent foundation for their future careers. Series patron Sebastian Vettel himself earned his stripes in Formula 4's predecessor series, ADAC Formula BMW, which he won in 2004. DEKRA partner Nico Hülkenberg who is a Grand Prix driver like Vettel started his formula career in ADAC's junior series, too, and went on to win the 2005 championship title.
Already, second-generation race drivers have made headlines in ADAC Formula 4: The son of seven-time Formula 1 World Champion Michael Schumacher, Mick Schumacher, finished the 2016 season in second place overall and moved up the ladder to European Formula 3. In 2018 Mick's cousin David Schumacher, son of Grand Prix winner Ralf Schumacher, will compete in single-seaters for the very first time. Among his competitors is Enzo Fittipaldi, grandson of two-time Formula 1 World Champion Emerson Fittipaldi from Brazil.
Alongside Schumacher and Fittipaldi another 19 young talents take to the track in 2018, seven of them making their first steps in the series. All of them will enjoy lots of track time in ADAC Formula 4 since the timetable boasts three 30-minute races per event. This means there is plenty of time for the drivers to gain experience in their 160 bhp race cars. In 2018, it all happens on the most important race tracks in Germany next to ADAC GT Masters and DTM and – this is a special bonus – next to Formula 1 at the German Grand Prix in Hockenheim. You can hardly wish for a better start to your single-seater career.