David Kolkmann contested his first Formel ADAC season with JBR Motorsports & Engineering Photo: ADAC Formel Masters
David Kolkmann contested his first Formel ADAC season with JBR Motorsports & Engineering Photo: ADAC Formel Masters

David Kolkmann's season

Absolute confidence in the car

David Kolkmann contested his first Formel ADAC season with JBR Motorsports & Engineering, achieving a number of top-ten finishes.

What was your personal highlight of 2014?
I actually had two highlights. The first was at the Slovakia Ring where I finished in the top eight in the third race. My second highlight happened at the Sachsenring where I posted the second fastest lap time in two races.

What targets did you set yourself at the start of the season, and in retrospect, would you say that you met them?
The aim for my rookie season was to consistently finish in the Top Ten, which I did not always manage to achieve, unfortunately, but I was getting faster all the time by the end of the season. I'm going to continue to work hard over the winter to improve even more.

What are the main things you've learned about driving from your time in Formula ADAC, and where can we expect to see you next year?
I've improved tremendously during the season as far as driving goes, and that's been particularly noticeable where lap times are concerned and also when overtaking. At Oschersleben, I was still uncertain whether I could consistently improve my overtaking, but it came almost easily by the final weekend and I had absolute confidence in the car. If everything goes as planned over the winter, then I'll be lining up in ADAC Formula 4 next year.

2014 Season