New challenge for Marcel Lenerz: The 17-year-old is contesting the 2015 ADAC Formula 4 season as a member of the Lechner Racing squad. After a preliminary year in Formula Renault, Lenerz decided to take the next step in his career with the long-established Austrian outfit. The talented youngster from Hessen drives a 160bhp Formula 4 racing car with the number 66 on its side.
“I am very pleased that my switch to the new ADAC Formula 4 worked out OK,” said Marcel. “I was able to familiarise myself with the car in the tests at Oschersleben. Lechner Racing are a very professional team to work with and I already feel very much at home here. Because of the large starting field of more than 40 drivers, this season is a real challenge, but one that I’m glad to accept. I just can’t wait for it to begin.”
Talent displayed on numerous occasions
“Marcel has demonstrated his motor racing talent on numerous occasions, and that’s why he deserves this chance in Formula 4,” says Robert Lechner who directs the sporting side of the project. Marcel’s team-mate is Austria’s Florian Janits.
For the past few decades, Lechner Racing have been doing sterling work in promoting junior talent in international motorsport. Amongst their previous successes are ex-Formula 1 drivers Stefan Bellof and Roland Ratzenberger as well as two-time Le Mans winner Alex Wurz. After more than ten years out of the spotlight, the Salzburg-based outfit made a successful comeback in Formula racing in the 2013 season. Under the leadership of Robert and Walter Lechner Jnr, the team won the driver and team championships in Formula Renault at their first attempt.
Live coverage on SPORT1
The inaugural season of ADAC Formula 4 commences on the weekend of 24th – 26th April at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben. Marcel’s involvement with this high-calibre junior series takes him to no fewer than eight glamorous venues, including the Formula 1 racetrack at Spa-Francorchamps, the Red Bull Ring in Austria, the Nürburgring and Hockenheim.
Marcel is guaranteed a lot of publicity in the ADAC Formula 4. SPORT1+ transmits all the races live or time-delayed on television. Fans can also watch the high-profile junior formula series live on the free-to-air channel SPORT1. In addition, ADAC Formula 4 will be given extensive TV coverage outside Germany with English-language commentary.