With the overall series championship the goal, JM Correa started the 2017 ADAC Formula 4 Championship with strong and consistent finishes this past weekend at the Motorsports Arena Oschersleben in Oschersleben, Germany. With the ADAC as his main focus in 2017, Correa closed a stout weekend of competition with two fifth place finishes and added one fourth place result as he was consistently in the top-five throughout the race weekend. Currently sitting fifth in the overall point standings after one event weekend, Correa is a legitimate championship contender.
“It was a good and consistent weekend,” explained Correa following the event. “We had pretty good pace throughout all three races and stayed out of trouble which is key in the championship chase. With the first weekend now under our belts and with three solid results, we can now push harder in the remaining events and see if we can stand atop the podium.”
After a difficult qualifying session that would see Correa score the eighth and ninth place starting positions for races one and two, the American immediately went to work at the drop of the green flag progressing forward. Showing speed from the opening lap, the young driver was cautiously aggressive in his march into the top-five. Claiming a fifth place result when the checkered flag flew, the ADAC Formula 4 Championship was off to a successful start. Race two on the weekend would see the Prema Team driver add to his points total on the weekend with another fifth place result as both race one and two results were executed on top of a difficult qualifying results.
With the combined results from the first two races on the weekend, the grid order would be set for race three and Correa would start outside row three in the sixth position. Looking for a podium result, the American once again showed his racing prowess as he moved forward. Coming home with a fourth place finish, narrowly missing a podium result, Correa would be the highest placing Prema Team driver and score points in all three wheel-to-wheel competitions of the weekend to solidify his threat to become the ADAC Formula 4 Champion.
Correa added, “The team did another great job this weekend. We are leading the overall Team Championship and all three Prema Team drivers are in the top-ten in the series point standings. We are already looking forward to and preparing for the next event.”
JM Correa and Prema Team will enjoy a few weeks off before traveling to EuroSpeedway Lausitz (Lausitzring) in Klettwitz, Germany over the May 19-21 weekend. With another three race weekend on the schedule, JM Correa will look to continue to add to his points total as he shoots for race wins and podium results.
JM Correa would like to thank all his marketing partners in 2017. A big thank you to Prema Team and their team supporters as well as Theodore Racing, Motorsport.com, US Performance Academy, Faico-Motriz, NOE Sushi Bar, Ravenol, Bell Helmets and Sparco.
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