Motopark have confirmed that Joel Eriksson will remain with the team for the inaugural season of ADAC F4.
The Swede – the younger brother of GP3 race winner Jimmy – contested his maiden campaign in single-seaters with the Oschersleben-based outfit in ADAC Formel Masters last year.
He finished fifth in the standings as the second best rookie, and claimed one victory at the Red Bull Ring as well as five other podium results.
Eriksson will now continue with the team as the series adopts the FIA’s F4 regulations and a Tatuus-Abarth car, which he has already tested.
?I?m really looking forward to racing in the German F4 championship this year, and it was always my intention to do so with Team Motopark,? said the 16-year-old.
?We enjoyed a very good relationship in ADAC Formel Masters last season, and we?re all ready to take it to the next step in 2015.
“We?ve already gone through the basics of the new car in winter testing, and I think we?ve got every reason to be optimistic for the year ahead. My aim is to fight for the title, and while I appreciate that it certainly won?t be easy, I do believe that to be a fully realistic ambition.?
Team boss Timo Rumpfkeil said: “We are very pleased to continue the long-lasting cooperation with the Eriksson family and their sponsoring partners Omnilink that successfully began with Joel’s older brother Jimmy back in 2007.
“They know that we take good care of their guys and give our everything to turn them into mature professionals. Such a matter of trust is especially important for young graduates from karting, as they are often very young and inexperienced. So when the parents know the team is good for them, that?s already a very important step for things to come.
“We have seen what Joel Eriksson is capable of last year, which was still his scholarship year. Now, we set out to make him as successful as his older brother. He?s sure got what it takes for that.”