Italian F4 Championship
|Category||FIA Formula 4|
|Drivers' champion||Marcos Siebert|
|Teams' champion||Prema Powerteam|
|Official website||Official website|
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.
Gerhard Berger and the FIA Singleseater Commission launched the FIA Formula 4 in March 2013. 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. The Italian championship was launched by the ACI-CSAI on December 12th, 2013.
The engine is a 1400cc Fiat-FPT. 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.
|Season||Champion||Team Champion||Secondary Class Champion|
|2014||Lance Stroll||Prema Powerteam||T: Brandon Maïsano|
|2015||Ralf Aron||Prema Powerteam||W: Julia Pankiewicz|
|2016||Marcos Siebert||Prema Powerteam||R: Jüri Vips
W: Fabienne Wohlwend
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