With the new season fast approaching, experienced ADAC Formula 4 driver Michael Waldherr has announced that he will be competing for the Lechner Racing squad as he sets his sights on title glory in 2016.
Success may prove to be difficult for the German though, with Lechner providing one of the poorer team performances throughout 2015. None of its four drivers managed to score a point for any of the five rounds they competed in, with Marcel Lenerz‘s eleventh place being the highlight of the teams season.
Despite this, Waldherr is hoping his experience and consistency will be enough to push him forward, with him saying; “I am confident that I can bring my experience specifically and create the next step on the career ladder with the team.”
The 19 year old will go into the championship as one of the most experienced drivers on the grid, having already competed in the Formula BMW Cup in 2013, as well as achieving success in the AsiaCup Super 6 series (which will become Formula 4 SEA this year.)
Last season, Waldherr finished eleventh overall picking up two fourth places and becoming the highest placed driver to not score a podium. His consistency proved to be the key factor, helping Motopark to a strong result by the end of the year.
For Team principal Robert Lechner, who described the 2015 ADAC F4 season as the “most attractive Formula series for young drivers,” Waldherr is no stranger: “Two years ago there were concrete talks on possible cooperation and I’m all the more pleased that it’s now worked out. “
Technical manager Walter Lechner is just as optimistic: “The ADAC Formula 4 is a professional motorsport at the highest level, and Michael showed last year that he has the necessary speed to challenge at the front this season.”
Joining him at Lechner will be Yannik Brandt ensuring that over 20 drivers have now committed themselves to the new season already. Oschersleben hosts the opening round of the year, like it did in 2015, with the first round on April 16.