Formula V6 Asia

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Formula V6 Asia
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Formula V6 Asia
Category Formula Renault 3.5
Country Asia
Inaugural season 2006
Folded 2009
Constructors Tatuus
Engine suppliers Renault
Last Drivers' champion Bahrain Hamad Al Fardan
Last Teams' champion Hong Kong Dyna Ten Motorsport
Official website afos.com/fv6

Formula Asia V6 Renault, renamed Formula V6 Asia in 2007 by Motorsport Asia, was launched in 2006 and regulated by Motorsport Asia. It was a Formula Renault 3.5 that include also World Series by Renault and the former Formula Renault V6 Eurocup.

For the first time, Southeast Asian-based drivers were able to progress from karting, through the ranks of junior single seaters, and step up to a programme specifically designed to groom them for the pinnacle of international motorsport.

This Series was the latest addition to the Championships already organised by Motorsport Asia, namely the Asian Touring Car Championship, Formula BMW Asia and the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia in the region's leading motorsport event, the Asian Festival of Speed.

The first championship, in 2006, was won by Indian driver Karun Chandhok, who beat fellow Asians Ananda Mikola and Hanss Lin to win the title. The crowned driver was rewarded with a test in a World Series by Renault car at Paul Ricard.[1]

The series was presumed to be defunct after the 2009 season, which was cut short after just two race meetings, and subsequently no information has been given by the organisers of the series.

Races program[edit]

Each venue include two races:[2]

  • The Super Sprint with rolling start between 60 and 90 km, and over a maximum racing duration of 30 min.
  • The Grand Race with standing start between 100 and 130 km, and over a maximum racing duration of 45 min.

Point system:

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

In each race, 1 point is allowed for pole position.
Drivers completed fewer than 90% of the race distance will not score points.

Cars[edit]

Formula Asia V6 car

The series ran with Tatuus chassis carbon monocoque and a Nissan-sourced 3.5 L V6 engine. Michelin is the tyres supplier.

  • Engine : Renault Type V4Y RS, 60° V6, 3498 cc, 370 hp
  • Chassis : Tatuus Carbon-fibre Monocoque, carbon and fibreglass bodywork
  • Width : 1850 mm (72.8") maximum
  • Wheelbase : 3000 mm
  • Track : 1579 mm (front) and 1536 mm (rear)
  • Weight: 590 kg
  • Fuel : 90 litres
  • Suspension front and rear with torsion bar, push-rod, twin struts
  • Telemetry, and steering wheel
  • Sequential manual transmission, six gears
  • Wheels : Single piece magnesium with central nut, 10 x 13 (front) and 13 x 13 (rear)
  • Tyres : Michelin dry and rain, 24 x 57 x 13 (front) and 31 x 60 x 13 (rear)

Champions[edit]

Season Series Name Champion Team Champion
2006 Formula V6 Asia by Renault India Karun Chandhok South Korea Team E-Rain
2007 Formula Renault V6 Asia Championship United Kingdom James Winslow Malaysia Team Meritus
2008 Formula V6 Asia Thailand James Grunwell Malaysia TPC Team QI-Meritus
2009 Formula V6 Asia Bahrain Hamad Al Fardan Hong Kong Dyna Ten Motorsport

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