After a hard-fought debut season in the competitive ADAC F4 Championship the last round has now arrived. Six rounds and seventeen races have seen Olli take a win and three podiums, but unfortunately three retirements too. It’s been a very mixed campaign for Olli in the championship but despite his luck at times he currently remains 7th in the championship with a shot at a top five finish this weekend.
The success stories in Olli’s season started all the way back at round one where he took his first victory since graduating from Karting at the end of 2016. It was a real breakthrough in his career and started what would be a fantastic season overall. From that race at Oschersleben the championship made it’s first visit to Hockenheim where Olli took another podium with 3rd in race one. However, his luck would take a turn for the worst in the remaining races over the weekend.
Next was a visit to the Lausitzring where Olli picked up his first retirement of the season but recovered convincingly to stand on the podium once more with 3rd place in race two. A consistent set of results at the Red Bull Ring would lead to the stand out event of the season. Round five would support the F1 German Grand Prix, a dream scenario for any driver and a chance for Olli to showcase his talent in front of the biggest names in the sport!
Olli started off in the worst possible fashion with a DNF in race one but fulfilled his dream the next day to take a podium on Grand Prix Sunday! Up until that point it was certainly the biggest highlight of his career. The last round was staged at the Nurburgring and after a difficult weekend Olli had slipped back slightly from the top five, but he’ll be out to change that this weekend.
Having just come off the back of arguably his best performance ever, Olli is currently in the form of his life and it’s not going unnoticed after receiving a nomination for the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award. Confidence could not be any higher for the Prema Theodore Racing driver and if he can get anywhere near to reflecting his performance of Vallelunga last weekend, there’s no doubt he’ll be coming home with at least one trophy.
Even better for Olli is the venue for the last round, Hockenheim. Both visits to Hockenheim this season have seen Olli take a podium and is a track he thoroughly enjoys racing around. It provides plenty of overtaking opportunities, the most obvious being through Parabolika which sees drivers on the throttle for just over 20 seconds!
For Olli, there couldn’t be a better venue to stage the final round and although 5th in the championship is a realistic target, all that will be in Olli’s mind is picking up as many race victories as possible before the end of the season!
All three races will be streamed live on https://www.ollicaldwell.com/live with updates also going out on social media.
Free Practice 1 - 09:35 (25 mins)
Free Practice 2 - 13:40
Qualifying 1 - 18:25 (15 mins)
Qualifying 2 - 18:45
Race One - 11:20 (28 mins + 1 lap)
Race Two – 17:30
Race Three - 15:40