Italian F4 Championship

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Italian Formula 4 Championship
CategoryFIA Formula 4
CountryItaly
Inaugural season2014
ConstructorsTatuus
Engine suppliersAbarth
Tyre suppliersPirelli
Drivers' championBrazil Enzo Fittipaldi
Teams' championItaly Prema Theodore Racing
Official websiteOfficial 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 Italian F4 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 first FIA Formula 4 championship to be launched. The Italian championship was launched by the ACI-CSAI on December 12th, 2013.[2]

WSK Promotions, well known for its kart races in the WSK Euro Series e.a., was contracted to promote the championship.[3]

Car[edit]

Italian race car constructor Tatuus was contracted to design and build all the cars.[4] 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.[5] 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]

Drivers'[edit]

Season Driver Team Poles Wins Podiums Fastest laps Points Clinched Margin
2014 Canada Lance Stroll Italy Prema Powerteam 5 7 13 11 331 Race 15 of 21 94
2015 Estonia Ralf Aron Italy Prema Powerteam 7 9 13 6 331 Race 18 of 21 108
2016 Argentina Marcos Siebert Switzerland Jenzer Motorsport 4 4 9 1 231 Race 20 of 21 15
2017 New Zealand Marcus Armstrong Italy Prema Powerteam 5 4 13 1 283 Race 19 of 21 36
2018 Brazil Enzo Fittipaldi Italy Prema Theodore Racing 9 7 10 5 303 Race 21 of 21 21

Teams'[edit]

Season Team Poles Wins Podiums Fastest laps Points Clinched Margin
2014 Italy Prema Powerteam 13 13 11 31 303 Race 15 of 21 58
2015 Italy Prema Powerteam 9 12 22 7 339 Race 19 of 21 35
2016 Italy Prema Powerteam 7 9 21 9 439.5 Race 19 of 21 43.5
2017 Italy Bhaitech 9 8 17 6 565 Race 18 of 21 89
2018 Italy Prema Theodore Racing 13 12 28 8 667 Race 19 of 21 187

Trophy[edit]

Season Driver Team Poles Wins (Trophy) Podiums Fastest laps Points Clinched Margin
2014 France Brandon Maïsano Italy Prema Powerteam 8 6 (17) 17 6 406 Race 12 of 21 176

Woman Trophy[edit]

Season Driver Team Poles Wins (Trophy) Podiums Fastest laps Points Clinched Margin
2015 Poland Julia Pankiewicz Switzerland RB Racing 0 11 17 0 343 Race 17 of 21 112
2016 Liechtenstein Fabienne Wohlwend Germany Aragon Racing
Portugal DR Formula
0 18 18 0 400 Race 11 of 21 N/A
2017 None[6]

Rookie Class[edit]

The result of the championship was decided by different standings. Wins and points of the rookie standings are present in brackets.

Season Driver Team Poles Wins (Rookie) Podiums Fastest laps Points (Rookie) Clinched Margin
2016 Estonia Jüri Vips Italy Prema Powerteam 2 1 (8) 7 3 140 (247.5) Race 20 of 21 40
2017 Italy Leonardo Lorandi Italy Bhaitech 0 1 (19) 2 4 185 (400) Race 16 of 21 107
2018 Czech Republic Petr Ptáček Italy Bhaitech 0 0 (11) 6 3 182 (365) Race 18 of 21 22

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIA reveals Formula 4 plan". Autosport. Retrieved 13 January 2014.
  2. ^ "The Italian Formula 4 Championship at the starting blocks". ACI-CSAI. Retrieved 13 January 2014.
  3. ^ "WSK to promote the Italian F4 Championship". Italian Formula 4 Championship. Retrieved 13 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Formula 4 to feature a Tatuus chassis". Italian Formula 4 Championship. Retrieved 13 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Formula 4 powered by Abarth". Italian Formula 4 Championship. Retrieved 13 January 2014.
  6. ^ "CLASSIFICA TROFEO NAZIONALE FEMMINILE 2017" (PDF). acisport.it. ACI Sport Italia. Retrieved 20 January 2018.

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