With six podium finishes in as many races Australian Joey Mawson has enjoyed a stellar start to his campaign in the 2016 ADAC German Formula 4 Championship.
Entering this weekend’s third round at the Lausitzring circuit the PODIUM-backed driver holds a 35-point lead in the Championship standings but he’s not looking to play the conservative role anytime soon.
After having several weeks out of the Van Amersfoort-prepared car Mawson is chafing at the bit to get back behind the wheel in race mode and continue his great momentum that he has built up over the first couple of rounds in the Championship.
“We’ve had a bit of a break between rounds, I’ve been training hard and we’ve done a couple of days testing but I really can’t wait to get back out there in race mode this weekend,” said Mawson.
“I think we should have some good speed but it’s all about getting the maximum out of the car at the right time when it matters most.
“In the corresponding round last year I qualified fastest in my group and finished on the podium in every race – something I’ll be hoping that I can replicate this weekend.”
In addition to the Formula 4 action the DTM Championship, ADAC GT Masters, Porsche Carrera Cup and Superbikes are also on the program this weekend making it one of the most popular in the eight-round schedule.
“Anytime we race on the DTM program it’s a huge experience. The crowd at the Lausitzring is one of the biggest we race in front of all year which makes for a fantastic event,” said Mawson.
“Standing on the podium in front of a large crowd is an amazing feeling. My goal is to finish up there in every race while hoping to win a race or two and ensure that the championship points tick over.”
Mawson will take to the circuit on Friday morning for the only practice session ahead of qualifying in the afternoon. The driver’s fastest time in qualifying decides the grid for race one and second fastest for race two. The finishing positions in the opening 30-minute race decide the grid for Sunday’s race three, with the top ten being reversed.