Daniël Ligier (15) from The Netherlands is joining the 2021 French Formula 4 Championship for the second season. He will be racing in the 2021 Formula 4 Championship which consists of seven race weekends on various circuits in France, Italy and Hungary, starting in April 2021. After this season, he wants to move up to the next level in Formula racing: Formula Alpine.
The FFSA is organizing the French Formula 4 championship together with Renault and other sponsors to offer talented young drivers from all over the world the opportunity to launch their car racing career, potentially leading to all racing categories including GT, endurance, Formula E and Formula 1 World Championship.
In 2021, Daniël will be coached again by Denis Plichet, who was an instructor at Winfield, the most renowned car racing training center in the world, with a track record of 33 Formula 1 drivers. With more than 30 years of experience, Plichet is now retired and only takes on a couple of students a year. Among many others he coached Formula 1 drivers Pierre Gasly and Jean-Éric Vergne.
For the win
Daniël Ligier started with hobby karting at the age of eight and joined the professional Dutch PDB Racing Team at the beginning of 2019. He participated in three Dutch championships in 2019 and won the Dutch championship in the GK4 Junior National category. Despite unfortunate recurring mechanical problems, during his first Formula 4 season in 2020 Daniel ended in the top ten in six races, secured his first pole position and took second place in the junior category of the championship. Daniël, an official NOC*NSF (Dutch Olympic Committee and Sports Federation of the Netherlands) top athlete, is now preparing with unwavering motivation to perform at the highest level during the 2021 season. “I’m thrilled about this upcoming season and I’m going to give it my all to win the championship,” says Daniël.