2017 Event 5

3.2 mins
16/04/18

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The Formula 4 South East Asia (F4 SEA) Championship fueled by Petron just completed an incredible weekend packed with non-stop wheel-to-wheel action where junior drivers from all over world competed in the fifth and ultimate event of the 2017-18 season.

Date Start End Session Laps
Fri 9:30 10:00 Practice 1 ...
Fri 12:30 1:00 Qualy 1 ...
Fri 5:45 6:15 Race 1 9 laps
Sat 9:55 10:25 Race 2 9 laps
Sat 2:45 3:15 Race 3 9 laps
Sun 9:25 9:55 Race 4 9 laps
Sun 1:15 1:45 Race 5 9 laps
Sun 3:55 4:25 Race 6 9 laps

The Formula 4 South East Asia (F4 SEA) Championship fueled by Petron just completed an incredible weekend packed with non-stop wheel-to-wheel action where junior drivers from all over world competed in the fifth and ultimate event of the 2017-18 season.

Taking place at the magnificent Sepang International Circuit supporting the Malaysian Championship Series, familiar F4 SEA faces such as Isyraf Danish, Nazim Azman, Kane Shepherd, Daniel Cao and F4 SEA inaugural Champion, Presley Martono were joined by newcomers such as Malaysians Armand and Arsh Johany alongside Frenchman and Moroccan-resident Alessandro Ghiretti.

After each intense 6-race weekend during the season, the best performing driver was crowned the ‘Event Champion.’  To distinguish the event championship from the overall championship, the weekend is scored on reverse points, with the objective of scoring the lowest points.

Newcomer Alessandro Ghiretti in car No.28 won the finale event with 21 points, followed by Presley Martono, the reigning 2016 champion who came in second with 22 points.

3rd and 4th positions went to Daniel Cao and Kane Shepherd, the driver and rookie favourites coming into the weekend with 27 and 28 points respectively, another dead heat with only 1 point between them.

Malaysia’s Muizz Musyaffa won the final race of the event, his first victory in F4 SEA, to secure 5th place over the finale weekend.  With just 1 less point, Isyraf Danish finished just behind Muizz in the final race, making it a Malaysian 1 and 2 on the podium.

Hibiki Taira of Okinawa in car No.1 finished in 7th with 37 points ahead of another Malaysian Nazim Azman in 8th.

Luke Thompson in the red car No.42 took 9th with 47 points doing Ireland proud ahead of newcomer Armand Johany who flew the Jalur Gemilang colours for his first race in the No.31 car.

Two more Malaysians, Armand’s brother Arsh was 11th in car number 38 tying with Timothy Yeo. The tie was broken by Arsh claiming the faster lap in the last race.

The forthcoming 2018 season of Formula 4 South East Asia is on the horizon. But before that, F4 SEA alongside its dedicated race service providers MERITUS.GP, will be recognising and rewarding the drivers who excelled this season at the MERITUS Awards Gala slated for June.

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Standings

Pos Driver # Nat Team Pts
1) Alessandro Ghiretti A. Ghiretti 28 FRA MERITUS.GP 21
2) Presley Martono P. Martono 32 IDN MERITUS.GP 22
3) Daniel Cao D. Cao 55 CHN MERITUS.GP 27
4) Kane Shepherd K. Shepherd 3 THA MERITUS.GP 28
5) Muizz Musyaffa M. Musyaffa 23 MYS MERITUS.GP 30
6) Isyraf Danish I. Danish 77 MYS MERITUS.GP 31
7) Hibiki Taira H. Taira 1 JPN MERITUS.GP 37
8) Nazim Azman N. Azman 17 MYS MERITUS.GP 42
9) Luke Thompson L. Thompson 42 IRL MERITUS.GP 47
10) Armand Johany A. Johany 31 MYS MERITUS.GP 59
11) Arsh Johany A. Johany 38 MYS MERITUS.GP 62
12) Timothy Yeo T. Yeo 10 MYS MERITUS.GP 62
Pos Driver # Nat Team Pts
1) Kane Shepherd K. Shepherd 3 THA MERITUS.GP 28
2) Muizz Musyaffa M. Musyaffa 23 MYS MERITUS.GP 30
3) Hibiki Taira H. Taira 1 JPN MERITUS.GP 37
4) Luke Thompson L. Thompson 42 IRL MERITUS.GP 47
5) Armand Johany A. Johany 31 MYS MERITUS.GP 59
6) Arsh Johany A. Johany 38 MYS MERITUS.GP 62