Richard Verschoor Nürburgring

ADAC F4 - Richard Verschoor well in the hunt at the Nürburgring

#22 Richard Verschoor (NED – Motopark Tatuus F4-T014/Abarth)
Qualifying 1 Group A: 3rd – Race 1 Grid: 6th – Race 1 Result: 7th
Qualifying 2 Group A: 4th – Race 2 Grid: 8th – Race 2 Result: 5th
Race 3 Reverse Grid from Race 1 (Top 10): 4th – Race 3 Result: 5th

In his second ADAC F4 event Richard Verschoor showed that he has come a long way since his earlier outing and is well capable of mixing it with the regulars. The 15-year-old Dutchman, who normally races in NEZ and Spanish F4, scored 7th, 5th and 5th at the Nürburgring.

"Yes I'm happy with the weekend," enthused the Red Bull Junior. "I learnt a lot. You can always do better but it wasn't bad at all. The best was Race 2, coming from 8th to 5th, the pace was really good and I made a good pass, probably could have made more but a couple of guys in front went off."

Small differences

"It is all so close," explained Verschoor. "Just a tenth in a lap is a big difference and in Race 2 we seemed to have the car right, just slightly better than in Races 1 and 3. Not much difference at all but the small things are important. The track changes through the weekend and you are always changing the car a little, sometimes you get it just right and sometimes you don't.

"I really like the track and Motopark guys gave me a good car right from the start of the weekend, it was very good in qualifying and we are working well together. We'd had a good test a few weeks ago and have good communications going so it all works very well."

Big progress

"Last time in ADAC my starts let me down but I have improved a lot since then and starts in the first two races were OK, just standard I would say. The Race 3 start was really good and I got up to second but then had a clash with my team mate at the first corner and lost that advantage, a shame but these things happen."

"It is still not easy to swap from my usual car to the ADAC, the tyres are the biggest thing to get used to but it was certainly better this time. The racing is hard and the qualifying even harder as it is so important to be up the front end of the grid. I hope we get the chance to try again at Hockenheim at the end of their season, we'll see," concluded Verschoor who's next outing is back in the NEZ F4 series returning to Moscow on August 20th and 21st.