Ralph Boschung contested his second Formel ADAC season in 2014 Photo: ADAC Formel Masters
Ralph Boschung contested his second Formel ADAC season in 2014 Photo: ADAC Formel Masters

Ralph Boschung's season

P1 within reach

Ralph Boschung contested his second Formel ADAC season in 2014, securing a number of podiums with Lotus.

What was your personal highlight of 2014?
The weekend at the Red Bull Ring, definitely. Qualifying went well with a third place and a P2 and I achieved three podiums in the actual races. P1 was always within reach and I felt like I really had a chance of winning in those races.

What targets did you set yourself at the start of the season, and in retrospect, would you say that you met them?
The season went quite well until the weekend at the Slovakia Ring. I was third in the championship standings and had achieved the target that I'd set myself as a minimum goal. However, I failed to secure any more really good results and slipped back down into seventh place overall. Plus, I didn't win a single race either and was never on pole in qualifying. So, I certainly did not meet my targets in 2014.

What are the main things you've learned about driving from your time in Formel ADAC, and where can we expect to see you in 2015?
I've improved significantly, especially where race craft is concerned. I'm now not as aggressive over the early laps and know a lot more about dealing properly with tyres as well. I was still a rookie in 2013, but now I know when it's time to pile on the pressure and when to pull in my horns. There are a number of options open to me in 2015. Anything is possible, from contesting the ADAC Formula 4 to racing in GP3 or in the FIA Formula 3 championship.

2014 Season