Miroslav Mikeš made the transition from the world of go-karting to Formula 4 in the F4 CEZ championship this year. He joined the SAPE Motorsport team from the second round at the Red Bull Ring and quickly adapted to the new environment.
This year, you made the switch from go-karts to F4. How big of a step was it for you?
I can’t say it was easy, but it wasn’t hard either. I would say that in many ways, driving in F4 is similar to driving a go-kart in the OK category.
What surprised you about Formula racing, and what did you have to get used to?
One thing I had to get used to was the racing style. Go-karting is a contact sport, but here, contact comes at a significant cost.
You gradually improved throughout the year, and you had one of your best performances in Most. What was the reason behind that? Was it due to testing there or the rainy conditions?
The truth is, I have the most testing experience in Most, and I had previous races under my belt where I gained experience.
Which race, battle, or event stands out for you from this season?
I won’t forget when the suspension of the front wheel broke at a speed of over 220 km/h during the first practice session at Balaton. In the race, there was a moment when a formula car in front of me stalled two rows ahead during the start, and I narrowly avoided it by going around the wall at the last moment.
If you were to summarize your season overall, are you satisfied with it? Did it meet your expectations?
I have definitely gained a lot of valuable experience for the next season. I believe that with a bit of luck, my overall ranking would have been better, and I could have achieved a podium finish.
You became a member of the Buggyra Academy. How important is it for you to have such a team behind you?
I’m proud to be a member of the Buggyra Academy. In this season, the preparation on the Buggyra Racing simulator and the valuable advice from Rudolf Sieben from Buggyra helped me a lot.
What does it mean to you? Will you start focusing on GT or will you stick with formula racing? What are your plans for next year?
Since I’m 15 years old, I will stay in F4 next year, but at the same time, I would like to start preparing for races in the GT4 class.