Zendeli stays one step ahead
German racer Lirim Zendeli, racing with US Racing CHRS this season, is currently the measure of all things in ADAC F4.
The 18-year-old secured four victories in the past six races. "I was already dreaming about the championship title before the start of the season. It is my third season and the title is the goal. To be able to reach it, I have to keep doing what I've been doing up to now", explained Zendeli.
After two victories during the first weekend at Oschersleben, Zendeli was thirsty for three in a row at Hockenheim. "Three victories at one race weekend would be a dream but it is very difficult to fight myself to the front starting in eighth position. That's why I intend to finish the race within the points", said the German.
With four victories in six races, Lirim Zendeli currently dominates ADAC F4 ©Gruppe C / Hoch Zwei/ ADAC Motorsport
After securing another two wins in the first two races, Zendeli made it to to the podium in the third race, finishing third. To finish on the podium in all three races of a weekend is a rare occasion in ADAC F4. Only a few drivers have managed that before, with Joey Mawson (currently racing in GP3) being one of them, who became champion with Van Amersfoort Racing in 2016.
"Everything seems to be going well at the moment, but the competition is working hard as well and there is still a long season ashead", the US Racing CHRS driver pointed out. Nevertheless, Zendeli remains the dominant force for now, leading the ADAC F4 championship with 115 points, in front of Frederik Vesti (65 points) and Enzo Fittipaldi (61 points.)