Malaysian Crowned Event Champion in Sepang – F4SEA

Malaysian Crowned Event Champion in Sepang

“I didn’t expect this at all. I thought that it was just going to be six-race weekend."

Formula 4 South East Asia fueled by Petron has just concluded an incredible weekend of edge-of-your-seat racing at the Sepang International Circuit.

At each event of the one-make championship, in recognition of his performance over the six-race weekend, one driver is crowned ‘Event Champion.’

The event championship title is scored on reverse points, this means that every race winner gets 1 point, second gets 2 points and so on and the overall winner is the driver with the least points overall.

For Event 4, thirteen drivers from around the world took to the challenging Sepang F1 track in the hopes of clenching the title of Event Champion. Newcomer Mitchell Cheah from Malaysia tied with Daniel Cao with 23 points, but Cheah won the tie-breaker based on the fastest lap in the last race.

“I didn’t expect this at all. I thought that it was just going to be six-race weekend. My goal was just to get the best results possible and I was delighted to learn that I was the event champion” said Cheah.

Two-time event champion Cao was barely inches away from the trophy. “I was so close to taking the trophy. I need more experience and I will do better next time” reiterated the Shanghai-born lad.

Kane Shepherd from Thailand came in third in car number 3 with 26 points, followed by Hibiki Taira from Okinawa with 28 points.

“I had my eye on the championship, but I’m happy with this too,” said Kane.

Formula 4 SEA will be returning to Sepang for the final event of the 2017-18 season. The event will be announced soon by the promoters so please follow our social media platforms to keep up to date.

Results

# Name No Nat R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Pts
1) Mitchell Cheah 29 Malaysia 6 4 1 5 3 4 23
2) Daniel Cao 55 China 1 3 2 8 6 3 23
3) Kane Shepherd 3 Thailand 7 5 8 1 4 1 26
4) Hibiki Taira 1 Japan 5 2 13 4 2 2 28
5) Ugo de Wilde 27 Belgium 3 8 10 2 1 5 29
6) Aaron Love 78 Australia 2 7 3 3 7 8 30
7) Adam Khalid 95 Malaysia 4 6 11 12 5 6 44
8) Muizz Musyaffa 23 Malaysia 10 10 6 6 10 7 49
9) Benson Lin 16 Taiwan 9 9 7 7 9 9 50
10) Eshan Pieris 30 Sri Lanka 8 1 12 13 8 13 55
11) Liam Lawrence 99 Sri Lanka 11 11 9 10 11 10 62
12) Luke Thompson 42 Ireland 12 12 5 11 12 11 63
13) Alister Yoong 22 Malaysia 13 13 4 9 13 12 64

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.