With amazing new Asian talents Daniel Cao (China), Adam Khalid (Malaysia), Eshan Peiris (SriLanka), Shivin Sirinarinthon (Thailand), the Grimes brothers (Philippines) and Kane Shepherd (Thailand) trail blazing the season, the action is set to get even hotter with the Formula 4 South East Asia fueled by PETRON grid set to expand for event 3.
Sentul International Circuit in Indonesia, was originally scheduled to host Event 3 of the 2017 Formula 4 SEA Championship.
However logistical complications have forced the championship, with a heavy heart, to declare a change of venue for the third event.
“It is really sad the championship will not be racing in Sentul. However, in the world of motorsports, unforeseen shipping difficulties and calendar changes are sometimes unavoidable,” said 2016 Formula 4 SEA overall champion, Presley Martono.
The disappointment isn’t just limited to Martono as his compatriots Perdana Minang and the Santoso siblings (Keanon and Kezia) will not have the opportunity to race for F4 home-podiums until the 2018 season.
Formula 4 SEA organiser and team patriarch, Peter Thompson, is disappointed at having to reschedule the third event from Indonesia:
“Sentul is very important as Indonesia is a strong driver market and we won our first championship there in 1996. We had a great time there last year with home-grown hero Presley Martono winning the event champions trophy.”
“The championship will announce an exciting new date and venue in the next few days. We might race instead on the Buriram track in Thailand in early December in addition to Event 4 which is scheduled for mid-January 2018 as per the published calendar” said Thompson.
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.