ADAC F4 introduces new qualifying as over 50 drivers sign up

ADAC Formel 4 - 7. Event 2015 - Oschersleben, GER - Foto: HOCH ZWEI / Gruppe C

Having achieved a full grid of 42 cars last season, ADAC Formula 4 has topped itself once again, as more than 50 drivers have preliminarily signed up for the 2016 season.

ADAC F4 became the second most popular Formula 4 series last year, after F4 Japan, when the season saw 51 drivers compete over a five month period. The limited race space, often saw drivers fail to qualify for a weekend when numbers remained too high.

As a result, a new system is to be introduced for 2016 in which the qualifying will be split into two, as it was this season. From there, the quickest will automatically qualify, while those behind a yet-to-be-decided point will compete in a qualifying race in order to earn their place.

“We remained optimistic about 2016 after the huge success enjoyed by the ADAC Formula 4 in its debut year. So far, though, the high demand has exceeded all our expectations,” said a delighted ADAC Sports President Hermann Tomczyk with reference to the keen interest shown.

“After carefully considering all the facts, we decided not to reject any driver’s entry and give all young talents a sporting chance of a start in the ADAC Formula 4,” added ADAC Director Motorsport and Classic Motoring Lars Soutschka, explaining the reasons behind the change in the sporting regulations.

Entries are still open until February 29. While the second season sets off from Oschersleben on Friday April 15 2016.