ADAC F4: Fittipaldi on a podium twice, Schumacher third among rookies
The ADAC F4 Championship started its fourth season on the previous weekend at Motorsport Arena Oschersleben. Lirim Zendeli (US Racing – CHRS) was the most successful driver over three races, scoring two pole position and two victories. He retired in the third race which was won by Oliver Caldwell (Prema Theodore Racing).
Some world famous names appeared on the grid. Enzo Fittipaldi, the 16-year-old grandson of two-time F1 champion Emerson Fittipaldi, started his second F4 season with two podiums in the #74 Prema Theodore Tatuus-Abarth, finishing third in Race 2 and second in Race 3.
In the overall standings after three races, he’s on the second place, behind Lirim Zendeli. Ferederik Vesti is third in the points, ahead of race winner Oliver Caldwell.
David Schumacher, a son of the former F1 driver and US Racing team owner Ralf Schumacher, is a rookie in Formula 4. He was fifth overall and the best among rookies in Saturday’s Race 1. He then scored more valuable points in other two races, placing himself in the third place of the Rookie standings after three races.
David Schumacher’s cousin Mick Schumacher, a son of Michael Schumacher, started his career three years ago in the ADAC F4 Championship and spent two seasons in the competition, finishing as a vice-champion in 2016. He currently competes in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship.
The second round of the ADAC F4 Championship is scheduled for May 4-6 at Hockenheimring, during the season-opening DTM weekend.