Pirelli stays as tyre supplier for the next three years
The tender process started at the beginning of August, with tyre manufacturer Pirelli staying on top in the transparent, non-discriminatory process. As a fact, Pirelli will continue to supply tyres until the end of2020.
"After three successful years together, we are looking forward to continue the partnership with Pirelli in ADAC Formula 4", said ADAC Sport President Hermann Tomczyk. "During their first steps in this single-seater series, the young talents in ADAC Formula 4 start with products of the same manufacturer that also exclusively supplies tyres to Formula 1. The high-quality racing tyres from Pirelli create the best conditions for the junior drivers in ADAC Formula 4 to develop optimally."
"We are delighted to extend our agreement with ADAC as exclusive supplier in ADAC Formula 4 as well as ADAC GT Masters to 2020", added Michael Wendt, Chairman of the Managing Board of Pirelli Germany GmbH. "With this commitment we are presenting our racing tyres very prominently for another three years in one of the most important automobile markets in the world. ADAC Formula 4 is regarded as one of the most popular junior categories and ADAC GT Masters has established itself as an extremely competitive racing series long ago.
Tyre manufacturer Pirelli will stay as ADAC F4 partner and continue to supply tyres to the junior category for the next three years ©Gruppe C GmbH/ ADAC Motorsport
The ADAC GT Masters as well as ADAC Formula 4 play an important role within the world's more than 340 motorsport championships from monoposto series, such as Formula 1 to endurance racing which are supplied by Pirelli. The intense commitment of Pirelli in motorsport is a decisive factor in the effective transfer of technology from the track to the road."
The ADAC F4 young guns will also start with the approved technology package of 160 hp turbocharged Abarth engine as well as the Tatuus chassis over the next two years. The Pirelli tyres will be fitted on rims from the new rim partner ATS at the beginning of next year.
Pirelli has been the exclusive tyre partner of ADAC since the F4 debut season back in 2015. The 2018 season will again see a total of seven events in Germany and Austria. ADAC F4 season four will get underway from 13th to 15th April at East Germany's Motorsport Arena Oschersleben.