Prominence on the podium: Jean Todt, President of the World Federation FIA, and Toto Wolff Motorsport Director at Mercedes-AMG, did not miss the victorious Drivers of the ADAC Formula 4 award. Together with ADAC Sports President Hermann Tomczyk, they handed over the winner's cups to Dennis Hauger, Theo Pourchaire, Gianluca Petecof and rookie Roman Stanek on Saturday. “That was great. Here is generally a great atmosphere, he is a true legend. It was an honor for me, “said Hauger, who was honored by Todt. Pourchaire gushed after the trophy presentation by Toto Wolff: “He's a big man in motorsport, so far I only knew him from TV!”
Premiere for the “little” Leclerc: Arthur Leclerc, the brother of Formula 1 star Charles Leclerc, was particularly in focus this weekend. But the ADAC Formula 4 and was overjoyed: “Listening to the anthem was a very, very special moment.” And one that he would like to repeat in the future. “Of course, why not? I hope there are a few more victories to come, “he said. Incidentally, the first congratulatory was Charles Leclerc, the Formula 1 star fell around his little brother's neck and cheered wildly.
Numerous guests at the ADAC: Numerous celebrities visited the ADAC this weekend, among others ADAC Formula 4 rookie champion David Schumacher, son of Ralf Schumacher, restaurateur Clarissa Käfer, Fabian Vettel, the brother of the four-time Formula 1 World Champion and ADAC Formula 4 patron Sebastian Vettel, DTM legend Bernd Schneider, DMSB President Hans-Joachim Stuck, former Mercedes-Benz Motorsport Director Norbert Haug, Wilfried Eibach, head of Eibach Federn, and ADAC Sports Foundation Chairman Wolfgang Dürheimer.
ADAC Presidium members in Hockenheim: Representatives of the ADAC Presidium, members of the ADAC SE board and managing directors of the ADAC e.V. were also guests in Hockenheim. Jens Kuhfuß, ADAC Vice President Finance, Karsten Schulze, ADAC Vice President of Engineering, Gerhard Hillebrand, ADAC Vice President for Transport, and ADAC SE Board Members Mahbod Asgari and Jörg Helten visited Formula 1 as well as ADAC CEO Lars Soutschka and representatives from the ADAC Board of Directors and the ADAC Regional Clubs.
Visit to the paddock: Red Bull driver Pierre Gasly took the opportunity to stop by the ADAC Formula 4 paddock. His ex-team R-ace GP, with whom he 2012 had competed in the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup. Two years later, Gasly joined the Red Bull support program. 2016 followed his debut in the premier class for Toro Rosso, meanwhile he is a regular driver at Red Bull on the side of Max Verstappen.
Reunion with Mick Schumacher: It was a great moment when Mick Schumacher, the son of the Formula 1 world record champion Michael Schumacher and runner-up ADAC Formula 4 2012 made the engine howl. The 20 – year-old made some laps in the legendary Ferrari F under the cheers of the fans at the Hockenheimring 2004. “The rounds were pure emotions for me,” he said: “There was not a moment when I did not have a smile on my face.”
Congratulations: Dennis Hauger shook hands many times this weekend, but the Norwegian was especially proud of these congratulations. Dr. Helmut Marko, Red Bull Racing's motorsport consultant, passed the awards ceremony and congratulated Hauger on his strong performance. Hauger is Red Bull Junior – and Marko looks very closely at how the Norwegian beats in the ADAC Formula 4 and closely follows Hauger's development.
Insight into the premier class: On Thursday Arthur Leclerc, Roman Stanek, Théo Pourchaire, Gianluca Petecof and Niklas Krütten had a very special appointment the program. For the five ADAC Formula 4 drivers, the race weekend began with a visit to Formula 1 star Charles Leclerc. The Ferrari driver led the young drivers through the box of the Scuderia, answered questions and gave tips. “It's an indescribable feeling, absolutely great. In the garage you get an impression of how intensively working in Formula 1, “said Ferrari Junior Petecof.
Big stage: The pilots of the ADAC Formula 4 had just finished their first training session on Friday, when it went on seamlessly. The field presented itself on the big stage in the fan zone the numerous spectators, gave autographs, posed for selfies and soak up the great atmosphere of the premier class. “That was pretty cool and definitely fun,” said Krütten: “You can get used to that. It's great to play with the big ones. “
Exchange: At the invitation of the DMSB came representatives of the World Federation FIA, the organizer and the ADAC together. At a joint dinner, the parties exchanged views. Also FIA race director Michael Masi and former British Formula 1 driver Derek Warwick were present at the meeting.
The second trick: The first six races of the ADAC Formula 4 had produced six different races – until Dennis Hauger triumphed on Saturday at Hockenheim. He is the first to win a second victory this year. Overall, the Norwegian was very happy with this weekend. “We have collected a lot of points and put us in a good position for the championship,” he said.
Old friend: Who does not remember Joey Mawson? 2012 the Australian had secured the title in the ADAC Formula 4 after an intense duel with Mick Schumacher – Yearlings in the Porsche Supercup at the start. To see some old faces was nice, Mawson said. In the Supercup, the rookie was also doing very well: Mawson secured seventh place in the race.