Formula BMW Talent Cup runner-up Nico Menzel will race in ADAC Formel Masters in 2014, joining Schiller Motorsport, who also retain 2013 rookie Fabian Schiller.
Menzel, 16, was one of the key players in the 2013 edition of the Talent Cup, winning the second race of the Grand Final at Oschersleben and finishing second in the standings after a collision for the lead with eventual champion Robin Hansson in race three. The young German is backed by ADAC Stiftung Sport.
Schiller, also 16, graduated to cars in 2012 after a reasonably successful career in karting, which included taking runner-up to fellow ADAC FM driver Kim-Luis Schramm in the KF3 class of the DMV series in 2011. He joined the Talent Cup in 2012 and finished seventh, before entering ADAC Formel Masters with family-run Schiller Motorsport. In his rookie season, Schiller picked up a reverse-grid victory at Lausitzring on his way to 11th overall.
Schiller Motorsport took third in the 2013 ADAC Formel Masters teams’ standings, running protege Fabian Schiller alongside series veteran Jason Kremer. Kremer also picked up a solitary victory throughout the season and finished third in the drivers’ championship.
2014 ADAC Formel Masters lineup so far
|Mucke Motorsport||Marvin Dienst, Philip Hamprecht, Giorgio Maggi, Kim-Luis Schramm|
|Neuhauser Racing||Tim Zimmermann, Mikkel Jensen|
|Schiller Motorsport||Fabian Schiller, Nico Menzel|
|Lotus / Motopark||Joel Eriksson, Ralph Boschung|
|JBR Motorsport & Engineering||David Kolkmann|