Chris Van der Drift Scores Two Podium Finishes at Hockenheim! 'Dutch' New Zealander Chris van der Drift has kickstarted his motorsport career last weekend by finishing two times on the podium in Hockenheim. The Formula BMW ADAC rookie scored two...
Chris Van der Drift Scores Two Podium Finishes at Hockenheim!
'Dutch' New Zealander Chris van der Drift has kickstarted his motorsport career last weekend by finishing two times on the podium in Hockenheim. The Formula BMW ADAC rookie scored two 3rd positions on the German F1 circuit, which already makes him one of the favourites for the championship this year.
The Formula BMW ADAC is, like many Formula Renault Championship 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.
Driving for the champions of last two years, Team Rosberg, Chris van der Drift qualified himself in 2nd and 3rd position for both races. A quick start in Race 01 even gave Van der Dift the lead. Also in Race 02 the 17-year old multiple go-kart champion behaved maturely in order to take 3rd place at the finish. Ofcourse these satisfying results made 'Vandy' smile: "It's really fantastic to start my motorsport career in this way. Though I've already made my appearance on the podium twice, I still have plenty of room to improve on my performance. Therefore I hope to give the team many more moments to cheer for in the next few races!"
In the next couple of weeks, Team Rosberg and Chris van der Drift will test on several German circuits to prepare themselves for the upcoming race in Adria (Italy) om May 16.
RESULTS RACE 01:
01. Sebastian Vettel GER 19:28.335
02. Dominik Jackson GBR + 02.961
03. CHRIS VAN DER DRIFT NL / NZL + 03.499
RESULTS RACE 02:
01. Sebastian Vettel GER 19:29.940
02. Sebastien Buemi SUI + 01.358
03. Chris van der Drift NL / NZL + 02.966