It is a busy time for the PREMA Racing Formula 4 operation as the young drivers of the junior category will be back on track for the third time in four weekends.
This time, the PREMA crew will once again be present at the ADAC F4 Championship in Hockenheim, one of Germany’s most recognizable race tracks. The 4.6km venue has been the home of the F1 German Grand Prix for decades and is a particularly technical venue, especially when the drivers have limited experience and – as will be the case in 2022 – there is a new generation of cars.
The team had a brilliant start at Spa-Francorchamps with Andrea Kimi Antonelli winning the first two races and Rafael Camara making it a hat-trick in race 2. The Brazilian and the Italian are extremely close thanks to two second places for the former who also leads the Rookie Championship by a significant margin. However, PREMA Racing has four cars in the top five places of the championship, so there is high consistency across the board.
Dane Conrad Laursen and Austrian Charlie Wurz each scored a podium and a top-5 in Belgium, while the podium-winning Aussie James Wharton was less fortunate with race conditions and is in P8.
There will also be new competitors at Hockenheim, bringing even more new challenges. For the three races this weekend, the aim will be to maintain the great form of recent times and possibly even increase the momentum for the entire five-car field.
Angelo Rosin – Team Principal
“We had a very positive start in Spa and I think we showed similar potential in Imola. However, last week in qualifying for the Italian Championship we saw how conditions can change quickly and unpredictably, affecting the results of even more than one race. We are coming off an excellent run in the ADAC opener, but we have to keep our eyes peeled, 100 percent of the time we want to put together our pace and constantly keep ourselves on top.
Friday, May 13th
10:40 – Free Practice 1
15:40 – Free Practice 2
18:10 – Qualifying 1
Saturday, May 14th
09:00 – Qualifying 2
11:15 – Race 1
Sunday, May 15th
09:15 – Race 2
13:15 – Race 3