Chris van der Drift Scores Two 'Point Finishes' at Adria Like a month ago at Hockenheim, Chris van der Drift again showed his driver skills during the two races for the Formula BMW ADAC Championship this weekend. With a 7th and a 6th position at...
Chris van der Drift Scores Two 'Point Finishes' at Adria
Like a month ago at Hockenheim, Chris van der Drift again showed his driver skills during the two races for the Formula BMW ADAC Championship this weekend. With a 7th and a 6th position at the Adria International Raceway respectively, 'Vandy' scored 10 valuable points for this prestigious championship.
The Formula BMW ADAC is, like many Formula Renault Champion-ship series, a championship for upcoming young talented drivers. Because all races are being held during prestigious DTM or F1 events, a large amount of (media) attention is guaranteed. As all contenders make use of the same chassis, engine, tyres and fuel, only the drivers can make the difference in the Formula BMW ADAC series.
Both qualifying sessions initially didn't went as fortunate as planned for the multiple go-kart champion from New-Zealand. A wrong tyre pressure saw 'Kiwi' qualify himself in a disappointing 17th spot for the first race on Saturday. Under wet circumstances a fabulous performing Van der Drift however, sees chance to overtake twelve(!) drivers in the first three laps, before he falls back to the 7th position at the finish (because of excessive tyre wear). In the second race on Sunday morning, the Team Rosberg-driver puts in another memorable drive in order to finish sixth.
Van der Drift: "Because my tyres were already too much worn out in qualifying (as a result of the wrong tyre pressure), I just couldn't push as hard as I was wanted to do. For the championship however, I could still do a reasonable job by bringing home 10 valuable points."
During the Formula One Grand Prix weekend at the Nurburgring (May 28-30), the third round of the Formula BMW ADAC Championship will take place before the eyes of approximately 100.000 spectators. In the upcoming weeks Team Rosbe rg and Chris van der Drift will attend another few test sessions in order to prepare themselves for this important event.
<pre> RESULT RACE 01: 01. Atila Abreu (BRA) Eifelland Racing 27:12.619 02. Sebastian Vettel (GER) ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg + 00.153s 03. Sebastien Buemi (SUI) Lars Kaufmann Motorsport + 06.943s 07. CHRIS V/D DRIFT (NL/NZL) TEAM ROSBERG + 06.446s
RESULT RACE 02: 01. Sebastian Vettel (GER) ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg 24:50.363 02. Atila Abreu (BRA) Eiffelland Racing + 02.883s 03. Mario Josten (GER) HBR Motorsport + 05.436s 06. CHRID V/D DRIFT (NL/NZL) TEAM ROSBERG + 11.378s