French F4 Championship

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French F4 Championship
Category Open-wheeled Single Seater
Country France, mainland Europe
Inaugural season 1993
Teams 1[1]
Engine suppliers Renault 1600 cc
Tyre suppliers Kumho Tires
Drivers' champion China Ye Yifei
Official website autosportacademy.com
Motorsport current event.svg Current season

French F4 Championship,[2] formerly known as Formula Renault Campus France, Formula Campus, Formul'Academy Euro Series, F4 Eurocup 1.6 is a form of open wheel racing founded in 1993 by Louis Drouet. It is based in France and aims at karting graduates, like Formula Ford, ADAC Formel Masters and Formula Abarth. The series currently organized in collaboration with the Fédération Française du Sport Automobile (FFSA), Auto Sport Academy and Total S.A.. The champion receives support to continue in one of the Formula Renault 2.0 championships.[2]

In 2010, the re-branded series was made part of the World Series by Renault, but was then dropped for 2011.[3]

The car[edit]

Chassis and survival cell is of carbon fibre composite monocoque construction. The car was designed to comply with the 2008 FIA F3 standards. The 1600cc Renault K4MRS engine produces about 140 hp. The transmission has five forward speeds with sequential shift mechanism. Kumho is the single tyre supplier for the French F4 Championship.[4]

Regulations[edit]

  • The event schedule usually takes place over three days (normally Friday to Sunday) with testing or free practice sessions on the first day, a qualifying session first and race of 25' in second day. The third day has second race that also lasts 25 minutes. The qualifying session determines the starting order for first race and the second fastest time the grid for second race.
  • Tyres allocated to each driver in sets of 4 at each meeting of competition.
  • Drivers for 2011 season must be born between 1 January 1988 and 31 December 1996.[5]
  • Points are awarded to the first ten finishers of each race in the following order:
Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th Pole Fastest Lap
Points 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1 1 1

Champions[edit]

Prior French F4 Championship[edit]

Season Champion
Formula Campus by Renault and Elf
1993 France Sébastien Philippe
1994 France Franck Montagny
1995 France Renaud Malinconi
1996 France Philippe Bénoliel
1997 Spain Marcel Costa
1998 United Kingdom Westley Barber
1999 United Kingdom Adam Jones
2000 France Stéphane Morat
2001 France Bruce Lorgeré-Roux
2002 France Loïc Duval
2003 France Laurent Groppi
2004 France Jacky Ferré
2005 France Jean Karl Vernay
2006 France Kévin Estre
2007 France Jean-Éric Vergne
Formul'Academy Euro Series
2008 France Arthur Pic
2009 Belgium Benjamin Bailly
F4 Eurocup 1.6
2010 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne

French F4 Championship[edit]

Season Champion Secondary Class Champion
2011 France Matthieu Vaxivière not held
2012 France Alexandre Baron
2013 France Anthoine Hubert
2014 Denmark Lasse Sørensen J: France Dorian Boccolacci
I: Denmark Lasse Sørensen
2015 France Valentin Moineault J: France Sacha Fenestraz
I: France Valentin Moineault
2016 China Ye Yifei J: China Ye Yifei
I: Belgium Gilles Magnus

References[edit]

  1. ^ All the cars are maintained, ran and tested by Renault Sport.
  2. ^ a b "New - French F4 Championship". Auto Sport Academy. 14 October 2010. Retrieved 25 February 2011. 
  3. ^ http://italiaracing.net/notizia.asp?id=29301&cat=58
  4. ^ "A STATE‐OF‐THE‐ART SINGLE SEATER" (PDF). Auto Sport Academy. Retrieved 25 February 2011. 
  5. ^ "To become a driver". Auto Sport Academy. Retrieved 25 February 2011. 

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