Audi Sport TT Cup
25. July 2016

Positive impressions for Yannik on the Red Bull-Ring

Thrilling fights for positions among the top ten

Last weekend, the Red Bull-Ring in Austria welcomed the drivers of the ADAC Formula 4 for the fifth racing weekend of the year. Yannik Brandt was able to tie in with his recent strong upwards trend and showed great duels throughout the races. In the end he unfortunately wasn’t rewarded with championship points though.

The positive development of Yannik Brandt can be seen clearly. The 15-year-old rookie started into the fifth weekend of the ADAC Formula 4 in the best mood. The field of participants was brilliantly manned once again, counting 35 drivers from all over the world. The German already highlighted his ambitions during the free trainings. He was on a hunt for points with times among the top ten. “I’m really content with the results of today’s trainings. The times were right and put me in a positive mood”, the Lechner Racing-driver summed up.

He ended up on the eighth place of his group at qualifying. He then started into the first two races from 16th and 14th starting positions. The first race on Saturday was peppered with numerous fights for positions. In beaming sunshine the youngsters from the high-speed young drivers’ school changed positions multiple times. In the end, Yannik came in 17th. “Finally this was a race without lots of safety car phases. It was a lot of fun. Due to the numerous fights you always lose a little time and therefore aren’t able to get close to the top positions”, Yannik explained.

From the seventh starting row he then started into the second race on Sunday morning. The drivers were very close together again. The driver from Swiss Forch proved his fighting spirit and was able to hold his ground as one of the youngest participants in the field. At the finish line he was able to defend his 14th position. “I drove great maneuvers and dueled with lots of drivers. In the end everything went fairly though and I’m content with my performance”, the rookie said contently.

The youngsters started into the last race in Austria Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately Yannik didn’t pass the finish line this time. During the course of the race he was involved in a collision and had to end the race prematurely. “This was a slight setback for me. As a race driver you can’t dwell on these things too long though and you have to look forward. I’m already going to continue on the Nürburgring in two weeks. That’s what I look forward to now.”

The ranked races 16 to 18 of the ADAC Formula 4 are going to take place on the traditional track in the Eifel from August 5th – 7th.