Italian F4 Championship

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Italian Formula 4 Championship
Category FIA Formula 4
Country Italy
Inaugural season 2014
Constructors Tatuus
Engine suppliers Abarth
Tyre suppliers Pirelli
Drivers' champion Argentina Marcos Siebert
Teams' champion Italy Prema Powerteam
Official website Official website
Motorsport current event.svg Current season

Italian Formula 4 Championship is the first formula racing series regulated according to FIA Formula 4 regulations. The inaugural season was the 2014 Formula 4 Italian Championship, effectively replacing the Formula Abarth.

History[edit]

Gerhard Berger and the FIA Singleseater Commission launched the FIA Formula 4 in March 2013.[1] The goal of the Formula 4 is to make the ladder to Formula 1 more transparent. Besides sporting and technical regulations, costs are regulated too. A car to compete in this category may not exceed € 30.000 in purchase. A single season in Formula 4 may not exceed € 100.000 in costs. The Italian Formula 4 was the second Formula 4 championship to be launched. The first championship launches was the Australian Formula 4 which will start in 2015.[2] The Italian championship was launched by the ACI-CSAI on December 12th, 2013.[3]

WSK Promotions, well known for its kart races in the WSK Euro Series e.a., was contracted to promote the championship.[4]

Car[edit]

Italian race car constructor Tatuus was contracted to design and build all the cars.[5] Tatuus had also built all the cars for the Formula Abarth. The chassis is a monocoque made of carbon fibre.

The engine is a 1400cc Fiat-FPT.[6] This is the same engine used in the Formula Abarth between 2010 and 2013. It is detuned to fit the FIA Formula 4 regulations to 160hp, down from the original 180hp.

Champions[edit]

Season Champion Team Champion Secondary Class Champion
2014 Canada Lance Stroll Italy Prema Powerteam T: France Brandon Maïsano
2015 Estonia Ralf Aron Italy Prema Powerteam W: Poland Julia Pankiewicz
2016 Argentina Marcos Siebert Italy Prema Powerteam R: Estonia Jüri Vips
W: Liechtenstein Fabienne Wohlwend

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIA reveals Formula 4 plan". Autosport. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "CAMS and champions back the future formula". Confederation of Australian Motor Sport. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "The Italian Formula 4 Championship at the starting blocks". ACI-CSAI. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "WSK to promote the Italian F4 Championship". Italian Formula 4 Championship. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Formula 4 to feature a Tatuus chassis". Italian Formula 4 Championship. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Formula 4 powered by Abarth". Italian Formula 4 Championship. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 

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