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The world motorsport federation, the FIA, created the FIA F4 global format in order to provide the first step on the ladder to a professional career in motorsport.  The Chairman of the FIA Single-Seater Commission, former F1 driver Gerhard Berger, specified a composite chassis with paddle-shift, 6-speed gearbox coupled with the latest F1 safety technology.  This design specification ensures that young drivers – such as the first 4 champion to reach F1 Lance Stroll – are familiar with the latest technologies and prepared for the step into F1.

Realising that there was a confusing multitude of championships for young drivers, FIA has simplified decision-making by establishing a platform to F1, via F4, F3 and F2.  There are many benefits to following an FIA-approved career path – the most important being that F4 drivers can start to collect FIA F1 Super Licence points.

Chassis: FIA homologated Carbon Monocoque
Engine: FIA Homologated in line 4-cylinder 2000cc 160bhp engine
Paddle shift: 6-speed sequential gearbox + reverse gear
Brakes: Twin pot callipers
Suspension: Double wishbones and pushrods, twin dampers, 18mm adjustable anti-roll bar
Parts: Purchased from the licensed organiser
Dimensions: 3350 x 1750 x 950mm
Safety: FIA standards
Open data: All race and engine data are avaliable to all drivers