Formula Masters China

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Formula Masters China
Formula Masters China race series logo.jpg
Category Single seaters
Country Asia
Inaugural season 2011
Drivers 26 (2014)
Teams 7 (2014)
Constructors Tatuus
Engine suppliers Volkswagen
Tyre suppliers Giti Tire
Drivers' champion New Zealand James Munro
Teams' champion Hong Kong Cebu Pacific Air by KCMG
Official website Formula Masters China Series
Motorsport current event.svg Current season
Formula Pilota China racing at Ordos International Circuit.

Formula Masters China (previously known as Formula Pilota China), is a single-seater racing series based in Asia. The series was created in 2011 after the success of the Formula Abarth championship that was created a year before.[1] Giti Tire takes over Yokohama as the sole tyre supplier in 2013.[2]

Event schedule[edit]

Each event in the championship is normally run to a three-day schedule. It comprises two free practice sessions on the first day, one qualifying session and 45–55 km or 25-minute race on the second day, and a 45–55 km or 25-minute race on the third day. The grid for the second race is determined by the fastest lap in the first race; if drivers set equal times, priority will be given to driver who set the time first.[3]

Circuits[edit]

Events have been held predominantly on Chinese circuits at Guangdong, Ordos International Circuit, Shanghai, and Shanghai Tianma, with Sepang in Malaysia.

Formula Pilota China Cars[edit]

All the teams in Formula Pilota China use the same Tatuus FA010 chassis and a 1.4 litre FPT engine.[4]

Specifications:

  • Chassis: Tatuus FA010 Carbon composite monocoque FIA F3 2002
  • Dimension: 2650mm x 1490mm x 1455mm
  • Weight: 525kg
  • Engine: FPT 414TF
  • Displacement: 1.400cc
  • Power output: 180hp
  • Fuel: Premier, FIA FT3 fuel cell ethanol compatible
  • Gearbox: Sadev sequential six-speed gearbox — LSD differential.
  • Front Suspension: Double wishbone with pushrods
  • Rear Suspension: Double wishbone with pushrods
  • Shock Absorbers: ORA
  • Brake Disc: AP cast iron ventilated discs, 278mm x 16mm.
  • Wheel Rims: ATS, Front 9x13", Rear 10,5x13"centre-bolt aluminium.
  • Tyres: GitiCompete GTR1 racing slicks and wet weather tyres
  • Fuel Tank: 45 litres

Points[edit]

After each race the points will be awarded to eligible drivers listed as classified finishers as follows:

Points
 1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th 
20 15 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1


Points are awarded after the completion of any Judicial or Technical procedures and after the Stewards have declared the results final. Only the best eleven race results are retained, any other points being discarded.[3]

Results[edit]

Season Champion Second Third Best Asian/Chinese Driver Trophy Team Champion
2011 Czech Republic Mathéo Tuscher Angola Luís Sá Silva Indonesia Dustin Sofyan Indonesia Dustin Sofyan not awarded
2012 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi United Kingdom Dan Wells India Parth Ghorpade India Parth Ghorpade Philippines Eurasia Motorsport
2013 Australia Aidan Wright Malaysia Afiq Yazid Malaysia Akash Nandy China Pu Jun Jin Malaysia Meritus GP
2014 New Zealand James Munro Hong Kong Matthew Solomon United Kingdom Dan Wells TBD Hong Kong Cebu Pacific Air by KCMG

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Introduction". Formula Pilota China. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  2. ^ (simplified Chinese)"佳通GitiCompete GTR1成青年冠军方程式系列赛唯一指定轮胎". Giti Tire. 25 April 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Sporting Regulation". Formula Pilota China. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Technical Specifications". Formula Piota China. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 

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