The Van Amersfoort Racing has announced this Thursday, a new driver for his team. He is Charles Weerts, the young Belgian driver of only 16 years but that already has participated in F4. VAR signs him for the German ADAC F4 championship.

Charles made his debut in the F4 ADAC championship last season, where he finished the series as runner-up in the Rookies championship by winning three races and finishing ten times in the second position.

It is not his only experience, since this year he is participating in Formula 4 in the EAU, where he is the leader after 15 races. Driving for the Dragon Motorpark team, Charles has managed to score 158 points with three wins, nine podiums, and four fastest laps. He has also achieved a pole position.

Weerts has expressed his desire to start working with his new team: “I’m looking very much forward to race for Van Amersfoort Racing. VAR’s performance records speak for itself and I can hardly wait until the season starts. Especially with the current standings in UAE F4 Championship, I am ready to show my skills in the ADAC German F4 Championship again. With the help of Jeroen and his team, my aim is obviously to be out in front.”

The V4 team’s F4 director, Jeroen de Jong, expressed his satisfaction after the Belgian driver was hired: “We are very happy to welcome Charles in the team. With his performance last year he drew our attention and we kept an eye on him during the season. He is an ambitious young guy who has the drive to be successful. Finishing as Rookie runner up last season in the ADAC German F4 Championship and currently leading the F4 Championship in the United Arab Emirates gives a clear indication of his qualities”, Jeroen de Jong said.

The championship in which Charles Weerts will participate consists of 7 events with three races each. The start of the German F4 is next April 13 at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben.