ADAC Formula 4 (German: ADAC Formel 4) is a racing series regulated according to FIA Formula 4 regulations. The inaugural season was the 2015 ADAC Formula 4. It replaced the ADAC Formel Masters, held from 2008 to 2014.

History

Gerhard Berger and the FIA Single Seater Commission launched the FIA Formula 4 in March 2013.[1] The goal of Formula 4 is to make the ladder to Formula 1 more transparent. Besides sporting and technical regulations, costs are regulated too. A car to compete in this category may not exceed a price of €30,000. A single season in Formula 4 may not exceed €100,000 in costs. ADAC F4 will be the one of the second phase Formula 4 championships to be launched. The first phase championships were the Italian F4 Championship and Formula 4 Sudamericana which started in 2014. The ADAC championship was launched by the ADAC on 16 July 2014.[2] Italian race car constructor Tatuus was contracted to design and build all the cars.

Car

The championship features Tatuus designed and built cars. The cars are constructed out of carbon fibre and feature a monocoque chassis. The engine is a 1.4L turbo Abarth. This is the same engine as in the Italian F4 Championship.

Champions

Drivers

Season Driver Team Poles Wins Podiums Fastest laps Points % points achievable Clinched Margin
2015 Germany Marvin Dienst Germany HTP Junior Team 7 8 14 6 347 57.833 Race 22 of 24 48
2016 Australia Joey Mawson Netherlands Van Amersfoort Racing 7 10 16 5 374 63.660 Race 22 of 24 52
2017 Estonia Jüri Vips Italy Prema Powerteam 0 2 7 0 245.5 47.902 Race 21 of 21 4.5
2018 Germany Lirim Zendeli Germany US RacingCHRS 8 10 13 8 348 66.286 Race 18 of 21 114
2019 France Théo Pourchaire Germany US RacingCHRS 6 4 12 2 258 49.143 Race 21 of 21 7
2020 United Kingdom Jonny Edgar Netherlands Van Amersfoort Racing 5 6 12 6 300 57.142 Race 21 of 21 2
2021 United Kingdom Oliver Bearman Netherlands Van Amersfoort Racing 5 6 11 4 295 65.556 Race 18 of 18 26
2022 Italy Andrea Kimi Antonelli Italy Prema Powerteam 7 9 12 8 313 Race 15 of 18 47

Teams

Season Team Poles Wins Podiums Fastest laps Points Clinched Margin
2016 Italy Prema Powerteam 4 4 17 3 459.5 Race 24 of 24 4.5
2017 Italy Prema Powerteam 2 5 20 2 597.5 Race 18 of 21 171
2018 Germany US RacingCHRS 8 11 19 11 562 Race 21 of 21 41
2019 Germany US RacingCHRS 7 7 27 7 528 Race 20 of 21 41
2020 Netherlands Van Amersfoort Racing 9 11 27 11 651 Race 20 of 21 41
2021 Netherlands Van Amersfoort Racing 5 8 22 5 295 Race 21 of 21 26
2022 Italy Prema Powerteam 9 12 34 13 594 Race 21 of 21 63

Rookies

The result of the championship was decided by different standings. Wins and points of the rookie standings are present in brackets.

Season Driver Team Poles Wins (rookie) Podiums Fastest laps Points (rookie) Clinched Margin
2015 Germany David Beckmann Germany ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg 0 1 (10) 4 1 166 (396) Race 22 of 24 69
2016 Denmark Nicklas Nielsen Austria Neuhauser Racing 0 0 (6) 3 1 106 (317) Race 24 of 24 14
2017 Austria Mick Wishofer Austria Lechner Racing 0 0 (11) 0 0 1 (383.5) Race 19 of 21 72.5
2018 Germany David Schumacher Germany US RacingCHRS 0 0 (8) 0 0 103 (332) Race 20 of 21 31
2019 Czech Republic Roman Staněk Germany US RacingCHRS 0 2 (10) 5 2 165 (412) Race 18 of 21 89
2020 Germany Tim Tramnitz Germany US Racing 0 1 (8) 6 0 226 (386) Race 18 of 21 93
2021 Russia Nikita Bedrin Netherlands Van Amersfoort Racing 0 2(11) 5 0 147 (362) Race 21 of 21 23
2022 Brazil Rafael Câmara Italy Prema Powerteam 2 1(11) 9 2 193 (285) Race 18 of 18 16

Drivers graduated to F2

  • Bold denotes an active Formula 2 driver.
  • Gold background denotes ADAC Formula 4 champion.
Driver ADAC Formula 4 FIA Formula 2
Seasons Races Wins Podiums Seasons First team Races Wins Podiums
New Zealand Marcus Armstrong 2017 21 3 11 20202021 ART Grand Prix 27 0 2
Germany David Beckmann 2015 20 1 4 2021 Charouz Racing System 3 0 1
United States Juan Manuel Correa 20162017 39 0 2 2019 Sauber Junior Team by Charouz 16 0 2
Brazil Felipe Drugovich 20162017 45 7 10 20202021 MP Motorsport 27 3 4
New Zealand Liam Lawson 2018 20 3 9 2021 Hitech Grand Prix 3 1 2
United Kingdom Lando Norris 2015 8 1 6 20172018 Campos Racing 26 1 9
Brazil Gianluca Petecof 20182019 42 1 6 2021 Campos Racing 3 0 0
France Théo Pourchaire 2019 20 4 12 20202021 BWT HWA Racelab 7 0 0
Germany Mick Schumacher 20152016 46 6 14 20192020 Prema Racing 46 3 11
Russia Robert Shwartzman 2015 20 0 8 20202021 Prema Racing 27 4 6
Netherlands Richard Verschoor 2016 6 0 0 2021 MP Motorsport 3 0 0
Estonia Jüri Vips 20162017 45 2 12 20202021 DAMS 11 2 9
Germany Lirim Zendeli 20162018 66 13 19 2021 MP Motorsport 3 0 0
China Guanyu Zhou 2015 9 0 2 20192021 UNI-Virtuosi Racing 49 2 13

Circuits

Number Circuits Rounds Years
1 Germany Hockenheimring 12[a] 2015–2022
2 Germany Nürburgring 10[b] 2015–2022
3 Germany Motorsport Arena Oschersleben 9[c] 2015–2020
4 Austria Red Bull Ring 7 2015–2021
Germany Lausitzring 7[d] 2015–2018, 2020, 2022
6 Germany Sachsenring 5 2015–2017, 2019, 2021
7 Netherlands Circuit Park Zandvoort 4 2016, 2019, 2021–2022
8 Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 2 2015, 2022

Notes

  1. ^ Hockenheimring hosted 3 rounds in 2018, 2 rounds in 2019 and 2021.
  2. ^ Nürburgring hosted 2 rounds in 2020, 2022.
  3. ^ Motorsport Arena Oschersleben hosted 2 rounds in 20152017.
  4. ^ Lausitzring hosted 2 rounds in 2020.

References

  1. ^ "FIA reveals Formula 4 plan". Autosport. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
  2. ^ Allen, Peter (16 July 2014). "ADAC Formel Masters set for FIA F4 switch for 2015". Paddock Scout. Retrieved 18 December 2014.

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