(Sepang, 14th June 2018): The all-new 2018 Formula 4 South East Asia (F4 SEA) Championship – fueled by Petron – is just around the corner and will be kicking off at the ultra-modern Sepang International Circuit from 7th to 8th of July 2018. Let’s have a quick look at what is in store for the fastest teens in the region as they prepare to be unleashed!
Located some 50km from downtown Kuala Lumpur and a stone’s throw away from KL International Airport, the Sepang International Circuit has welcomed F4 for the past three years. For 2018, the series will open with three heart-stopping races at the prestigious ‘Malaysian Speed Festival’, the first time F4 will support the home-grown series.
“With pre-season testing coming to an end, we’re gearing up for event 1 and I can’t wait to see what this year’s young drivers have in store for us. Sepang has witnessed some excellent driving from the F4 aces over the years and its 12 metre wide asphalt makes for many great overtaking manoeuvres – I remember last year when Luke Thompson went round the outside of two cars at turn 15. The event never ceases to amaze, and the action is down to the wire with drivers finishing .007 seconds apart.” Peter Thompson F4 SEA Promoter
In the final event of the 2017 season held in Sepang, rookie French-national Alessandro Ghiretti brought home the Event Champion Title. Ghiretti fended off strong competition from Presley Martono, Nazim Azman, Daniel Cao and Kane Shepherd. But it was the final race of the championship that drew the attention of the home-crowd as Muizz Musyaffa and Isyraf Danish finished first and second for Malaysia.
The opening instalment of the 2018 Formula 4 South East Asia Championship is set to be a showstopper as all eyes will be on Muizz, whose fantastic performance in the 2017 finale earned him a scholarship for the 2018 season, courtesy of the Sepang International Circuit.
Keep up to date with all the latest championship news on our website and FaceBook page. F4 SEA would like to wish all Malaysians a very special and joyous Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration and we look forward to your continued support in the season ahead.