Formula 4 South East Asia (F4 SEA) – fueled by Petron – recently concluded the finale of its 2017-18 season of the FIA-certified Championship. On the horizon is an exciting brand new season of the premier driver development series; but in keeping with the times, some changes have been made for the latest 2018 season. Here’s a quick look at some of these changes.
The previous 2017-18 season was based on a five-event, 30 race format which saw drivers from all over the world battle it out on the asphalt of three of the most technical circuits in the region including Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand.
The 2018 season will offer an eight-event line up with three races per event. Furthermore, the Championship has reduced its per season cost to just 80,000 Euros as they visit circuits ranging from Sepang to Buriram to the Madras Motor Race Track in Chennai, India. The latter represents the Championship’s first official foray into the bustling sub-continent. With back-to-back events scheduled at each locale, F4 SEA offers better value to drivers as it reduces travel costs and time away from school.
In keeping with the FIA’s stringent safety standards, the F4 speed machines will conform to all the latest safety updates, including stronger wheel tethers, extractable foam seats, reinforced head restraints, frontal anti-intrusion panel and an updated rear impact structure.
“We want to further align ourselves with the European Formula 4 Championships who operate a three-race weekend program. F4 SEA is an amazing Championship with a very cost-effective package to offer. We have a very competitive staff of dedicated engineers and mechanics who ensure our cars are uniformed and in optimum condition. We are looking forward to a great season of racing ahead, with F4 SEA visiting the Madras Motor Race Track for the first time” explained Peter Thompson, F4 SEA Promoter.
Formula 4 South East Asia offers up-and-coming talents the opportunity to get a taste of open-wheel formula racing and garner the experience necessary to scale the FIA ladder, with the Championship winner walking away with 12 invaluable FIA Super License Points. These points are instrumental in helping talented young drivers climb up the FIA ladder to F1.
The team at Formula 4 SEA are working round the clock to prepare for the upcoming brand new season. Firstly, F4 SEA will be hosting the prestigious annual black-tie awards ceremony dubbed the MERITUS Awards Gala or MAGs slated for the 8th of June 2018 to honour, profile and promote the amazing driving talents of the 2017-18 season and all others whom have made this season an outstanding success.
The MAG’s will be held at the ASTRO All Asia Broadcast Centre in Bukit Jalil from 9pm onwards and will be broadcast Live. For more information on the upcoming 2018 season of F4 SEA and the MAG’s, please visit our website http://formula4.asia