1991-2001: The "First" Formula BMW
In 1991 BMW and the ADAC joined forces to develop talent. Numerous racing drivers started their careers here. In the debut year of this cooperation, Christian Abt won the overall standings and the following year Alexander Grau lifted the trophy.
The main objective of the competition was to create a level playing field for drivers and teams with a suitable budget, while sticking to all safety regulations. Successful graduates of the driving school included former Formula 1 driver Ralf Schumacher, who made his debut in Formula Junior in 1992, and Christian Klien. The final title holder in 2001 was Timo Glock, who now drives for BMW’s DTM team.
Chief instructor Dirk Adorf.
Dirk Adorf is the perfect mentor to young drivers taking their first steps in the “Green Hell”.