Going into the final weekend at Hockenheim, three drivers all have a chance of clinching the first ever ADAC Formula 4 championship. Each is confident on their chances, while the final weekend will also see the conclusion of the rookie championship.
As the leader of the three, Marvin Dienst will be hoping for a strong result around his local track, a factor he hopes will give him the edge as he knows he has to defend a 30 point lead.
“We start from a strong position, but despite my lead, nothing is decided yet,” said Dienst. “There are still 75 points up for grabs in the last three races.”
“That would be a great success and a reward for all the hard work over the past few years. I’ve won races in the Formula BMW Talent Cup, the Formel ADAC and now in the ADAC Formula 4. All that’s missing at the moment is a title.”
His closest rival will be the half-time champion Joel Eriksson. Having made a good start to the season, the Swede was unable to hold on while Dienst went on a nine race podium streak in the second half.
“On the last race weekend in Oschersleben, I won two of the three races,” says the Motopark youngster. “It’s a good feeling to be back on the top rung after having a few problems recently.”
“We’ve shown what we are capable of when the package as a whole is working correctly. Marvin has a bit of a lead, but it is not impossible to make up 30 points. I want to win the title.”
While Joey Mawson is 54 points adrift of the lead, with 75 points available, the young Australian will simply be looking for a good weekend as he cements his position in the standings.
“I’m feeling confident ahead of the season finale and will be simply focusing on notching up more podiums and winning races. The maths will be done at the end, and we’ll see where we finish.”
The rookie championship is also yet to be decided, with 15 year old Mike Ortmann leading on 292 points in class. David Beckmann trails by 2 points, despite not taking part in the first weekend, while third place Mick Schumacher still has a mathematical chance.