Niklas Krütten

Year of birth:
2002

Place of residence:
Trier

School:
Auguste-Viktoria-Gymnasium, Trier

First Race:
SAKM Hahn, March 2010

Racing series: 
Euroformula Open Championship

Chassis & Motor: 
Dallara 320 & Volkswagen Spiess 0XY

Team:
Team Motopark

Role model:
Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher

Hobbies:
Motorsports, Football and Kickboxing

Favorite Tracks:
Nürburgring, Red Bull Ring

THREE QUESTIONS TO NIKLAS 2020

You got acquainted with the Euroformula last year, and you will now be competing in the championship again. What have you learnt so far?
The Formula 3 car is technically much more sophisticated and offers a lot more options to work on the setup than a Formula 4 car. It has more power and produces a lot more downforce, which leads to much higher cornering speeds and significantly faster lap times. I have learnt to pay more attention to the behaviour of the car and to work more closely with the engineers on the setup. As drivers, we have to give very precise feedback. I quickly adjusted to the higher speeds and G-forces which require much faster reaction times in addition to an even higher level of physical and mental fitness.

There is a new car in the Euroformula this year. How big has the change been for you, and what are your objectives for the 2020 season?
I want to be in amongst the front-runners right from the start. I’ve already gained experience with the new car during test drives. I felt really good right from the start, and I have a very positive feeling about the season. The change wasn’t hard for me. The Dallara 320 is more responsive to changes than the 317 and it has a bit more downforce and braking efficiency. We are faster than last year, but from a pure driving perspective, it’s not so different. There’s a halo like in Formula 1 now, but I soon got used to it. The new car definitely looks great and is a lot of fun to drive!

You are continuing as a member of the ADAC Sports Foundation squad this year. What were your impressions of the new intake?
In February, we had a four-day introductory seminar with this year’s squad in Bad Endorf. We had to do various fitness and mental tests, and we went on a mountain hike together. In between, there were various courses dealing with topics such as nutrition or marketing. It was really cool getting to know the new intake, including those from the other motorsport disciplines, and to see some of the ‘old’ familiar faces again. There was a great spirit within the team, and we also learned a lot from the exchange of experiences. I’m very happy that I can be part of the squad again this year and that the foundation continues to support me in my development.

Provisional Dates 2020

Euroformula Open Championship
08/08-09/08 Hungaroring
22/08-23/08 Circuit Paul Ricard
12/09-13/09 Red Bull Ring
26/09-27/09 Monza
03/10-04/10 Mugello
17/10-18/10 Spa-Francorchamps
31/10-01/11 Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
07/11-08/11 Jarama

Achievements

2019

FIA World Motorsports Games

Formula 4 Cup
Silver medal

Euroformula 3

Rounds 7-9
Two top 5 finishes in Rookie standings

ADAC Formula 4

Rounds 1-4
Top 3 in overall standings
One win, one podium and two top 5 finishes

Formula 4 Italian Championship

Rounds 1-4
Top 5 in overall standings
Four podiums

Formula 4 UAE

Round 5
One win and one podium

2018

ADAC Formula 4

Best-placed Rookie in overall standings
P2 in Rookie Cup
One race win and six podiums

Formula 4 Italian Championship

Nine Rookie podiums
P3 in Rookie Cup

Formula 4 UAE

Rounds 4 & 5
One win and two top 5 finishes

2017

OK

Best German WSK Champions Cup
Best German rookie CIK-FIA European Championship

2016

OK Junior

P5 Trofeo delle Industrie
P13 CIK-FIA World Championship

2015

KF Junior

P12 International German karting championship
Best German SKUSA SuperNationals

2014

KF Junior

P6 German Vega Trophy championship
Best rookie German ADAC championship

2013

Bambini

P3 German Vega Trophy championship
P8 German ADAC championship

2012

Bambini

P3 West German championship
P4 German ADAC finals

2011

Minikart

P3 KCT championship

2010

Minikart

Best rookie KCT championship

 

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