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Successful first weekend in French Formula 4 Championship

The first race weekend in the French Formula 4 Championship in Nogaro was a great success for Daniël Ligier. He secured his first podium in F4 in race 1, and managed to move up three positions from P8 to P5 in race 2 (race 2 is a reverse grid race: P1 to P10 from race 1 are reversed in race 2), in spite of some mechanical issues. It’s a great way to start the championship. I feel that I have really turned a corner since 2020, I feel much more comfortable at the wheel of my car.”

During race 3 of the Nogaro weekend he was less fortunate. After another great start (from P5 to P3) he got sandwiched between two other cars, damaged his front wing, and had to resign unfortunately. He’s determined to get even better results in the next race weekend in Magny-Cours from May 7th – 9th.

Daniel Ligier joins 2021 French Formula 4 Championship

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.

Interview AD: looking for sponsors 2021

Daniel was interviewed by Dutch newspaper and online platform AD: Looking back on the 2020 season and looking forward to next... with the gofundme link in the article! You'll find the full article here.

Featured on Formulascout.com

Daniel was featured on the website Formulascout.com, home to regular news and features from the world of junior single-seater racing, tracking the progress of future grand prix stars. You'll find the full article here 

Interview with AD Den Haag

Daniel was interviewed by regional Dutch newspaper AD Den Haag, talking about making the step from karting to Formula 4. Video can be found here (in Dutch)

Daniël Ligier from The Hague joins 2020 edition of French Formula 4

Daniël Ligier (2005) from The Hague, the Netherlands, has been admitted to the 2020 French Formula 4 Championship following the successful completion of the selection process at the FFSA (Fédération Française du Sport Automobile) Academy in Le Mans. He will be racing in the 2020 Formula 4 Championship which consists of seven races on various circuits in France, Belgium and The Netherlands. The FFSA is organizing this 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 the Formula 1 World Championship.