Niklas Krütten

Year of birth:
2002

Place of residence:
Trier

School:
Auguste-Viktoria-Gymnasium, Trier

First Race:
SAKM Hahn, March 2010

Racing series: 
Formula 4

Chassis & Motor: 
Tatuus F4, Abarth

Team:
BWT Mücke Motorsport

Role model:
Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher

Hobbies:
Motorsports, Football and Kickboxing

Favorite Tracks:
Nürburgring, Red Bull Ring

THREE QUESTIONS TO NIKLAS 2018

You are now facing a major challenge with this switch from karting to the Formula 4. Are the nerves getting to you already?
Well, nerves not really, but I can hardly wait for the new season to start. I have now spent eight years in karting at the highest level and have been successful in a number of series, so the move up into Formula 4 is the next logical step for me. Many motor racing drivers enjoying success today in a huge variety of series moved up to join one of the junior formula series after karting.

In BWT Mücke Motorsport, you have the backing of a team that is considered to be one of the biggest promoters of junior talent in single-seater racing…
That was also the main reason for me to sign up with BWT Mücke Motorsport. The team works to a highly professional standard across the board. The mechanics are talented and experienced – but at the same time you are always being challenged. It’s a bit like being at school: if you want to be one of the best, then you have to work hard for it. I train a lot and try to test as often as possible. Every kilometre on the track in Formula 4 is worth its weight in gold.

What targets have you set yourself for your rookie year?
First of all, I want to learn as much as possible. This is essential for any ambitious racing driver. Furthermore, my stated objective is to win the rookie title in the German and Italian championships. The field of contestants in both series is of a very high calibre, which means that it’s not going to be easy. At the same time, I’m convinced that I have the necessary speed and that that my team provide me with the optimum support. To be contesting my first year in Formula 4 with a team such as BWT Mücke Motorsport is a great honour for me.

Dates 2018

ADAC Formula 4
13/04/18 – 15/04/18 Oschersleben
04/05/18 – 06/05/18 Hockenheimring
18/05/18 – 20/05/18 Lausitzring
08/06/18 – 10/06/18 Red Bull Ring (AT)
20/07/18 – 22/07/18 Hockenheimring
03/08/18 – 05/08/18 Nürburgring
21/09/18 – 23/09/18 Hockenheimring

Formula 4 Italian Championship
20/04/18 – 22/04/18 Adria (IT)
11/05/18 – 13/05/18 Paul Ricard (FR)
01/06/18 – 03/06/18 Monza (IT)
15/06/18 – 17/06/18 Misano (IT)
27/07/18 – 29/07/18 Imola (IT)
14/09/18 – 16/09/18 Vallelunga (IT)
26/10/18 – 28/10/18 Mugello (IT)

Formula 4 United Arab Emirates
02/02/18 – 03/02/18 Abu Dhabi
23/02/18 – 24/02/18 Abu Dhabi

Achievements

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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