Italian F4 runner-up Mattia Drudi will move to the newly-established ADAC F4 series in 2015.
Drudi, 16, will join SMG Swiss Motorsport Group as the second officially announced driver in what is expected to be a four-car lineup.
The Rimini driver won five races in last year’s Italian F4, including a Monza hat-trick – the first round sweep in the history of the series.
Drudi extensively tested with Campos Racing’s Euroformula Open branch during the off-season, but will ultimately remain at the F4 level for another year.
At SMG, he joins ADAC Formel Masters regular Giorgio Maggi, with another Swiss driver Nikolaj Rogivue linked to the team’s third seat.
The squad, which previously raced under JBR Motorsport & Engineering, finished fifth in the final season of Formel Masters.
2015 ADAC F4 line-up so far
|Neuhauser Racing||Tim Zimmermann, Kim-Luis Schramm|
|Mucke Motorsport||Benjamin Mazatis, Mike Ortmann, David Beckmann, Robert Schwartzman|
|Motopark||Joel Eriksson, Jannes Fittje, Michael Waldherr|
|SMG Swiss Motorsport Group||Giorgio Maggi, Mattia Drudi|
|Jenzer Motorsport||Marek Bockmann, David Kolkmann, Moritz Muller-Crepon|
|Piro Sports||Cedric Piro, Toni Wolf, Carrie Schreiner|
|Team Scheider||Mauro Auricchio, Leon Wippersteg|
|Race Performance||Alain Valente, Marylin Niederhauser|
|Van Amersfoort Racing||Mick Schumacher, Harrison Newey, Joseph Mawson|
|RS Competition||Jan Jonck, Glenn Rupp|
|Provily Racing||Job van Uitert|