As the date draws near, the fastest teens in Southeast Asia are set to descend upon the ultra-modern Buriram United International Circuit in Thailand for the third event in the 2017/18 Formula 4 South East Asia Championship, fueled by Petron.
The Championship is bristling with potential stars hailing from all corners of the world. However, since the contingent is heading to the illustrious Kingdom of Thailand, it would be noteworthy to mention the incredible Thai duo, Kane Shepherd and his compatriot Shivin Sirinarinthon.
The duo have exhibited an amazing array of potential that’s bound for greatness. Shepherd is proving himself as one of the best rookies while Sirinarinthon is one of the most improved drivers in the championship.
They will be up against a field of equally fast and ambitious racers like Shanghai-native Daniel Cao and Malaysian Adam Khalid who will be bringing the heat to the Buriram Circuit this December.
In 2016, it was none other than Kiwi-born sensation Faine Kahia who roared to victory in the inaugural Thai event and snatched up the Event Champion trophy, having beaten his top competitor, Presley Martono of Indonesia.
Accompanying these young guns to the Thai arena of speed this year are experienced driver coaches Afiq Ikhwan Yazid and Armaan Ebrahim.
Both mentors are themselves professional GT-class drivers currently involved in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo series.
Armaan, the Indian driving ace, will be taking us on a guided turn-by-turn lap of the FIA grade 1 Circuit to show us just what’s in store for the young talents of F4 SEA.
Formula 4 SEA
Is F1 your dream? FIA F4(Formula 4 SEA) is the first step! F4SEA is a 30 race 5 event championship, designed to transition karters to formula racing. The championship focuses on training young drivers while supporting events like Formula 1 and Asian Le Mans.