Formula Regional Asian Championship

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The Formula Regional Asian Championship is an FIA-certified regional Formula 3 racing series, which started in 2018. On 26 January 2018 it was confirmed that pan-Asian promoter Top Speed would organise the championship.[1] Despite using Formula Regional cars since its establishment, the series was called F3 Asian Championship for four years until it was eventually rebranded in December 2021, when the FIA brought an end to F3 as a category.[2][3]

Formula Regional Asian Championship
Formula Regional Asian Championship logo.jpg
CategoryFormula 3
Formula Regional
RegionAsia
Inaugural season2018
ConstructorsTatuus
Engine suppliersAutotecnica
Tyre suppliersGiti Tire
Drivers' championMonaco Arthur Leclerc
Teams' championIndia Mumbai Falcons India Racing
Official websiteOfficial website
Motorsport current event.svg Current season

The inaugural 2018 championship season featured 15 races held during five rounds of 3-race weekends on circuits across Asia. The driver champion receives FIA Super Licence points, while also it features the AM (amateur) and teams standings.

CarEdit

The championship features Tatuus designed and built cars. The cars will be constructed out of carbon fibre and feature a monocoque chassis which feature a number of enhanced safety features including the new Halo device and improved side impact protection, and will have a six-speed paddle shift gear box.[1] The car will be powered by a single-make 270 hp turbo engine provided by Autotecnica.[4]

ChampionsEdit

Drivers'Edit

Season Driver Team Poles Wins Podiums Fastest laps Points Clinched Margin
2018   Raoul Hyman[a]   Dragon Hitech GP 0 1 11 2 227 Race 15 of 15 2
2019   Ukyo Sasahara   Dragon Hitech GP 7 8 13 7 301 Race 14 of 15 25
2019–20   Joey Alders   BlackArts Racing Team 0 5 11 3 266 Race 14 of 15 37
2021   Guanyu Zhou   Abu Dhabi Racing by Prema 5 4 11 5 257 Race 15 of 15 16
2022   Arthur Leclerc   Mumbai Falcons India Racing 1 4 9 1 218 Race 13 of 15 60

Teams'Edit

Season Team Poles Wins Podiums Fastest laps Points Clinched Margin
2018   Dragon Hitech GP 6 11 20 18 484 Race 12 of 15 215
2019   Dragon Hitech GP 8 13 28 12 376 Race 13 of 15 197
2019–20   BlackArts Racing Team 0 6 14 4 386 Race 15 of 15 29
2021   Abu Dhabi Racing by Prema 5 4 16 5 383 Race 15 of 15 98
2022   Mumbai Falcons India Racing 4 7 18 5 348 Race 13 of 15 84

Masters CupEdit

Season Driver Team Poles Wins (Masters) Podiums Fastest laps Points (Masters) Clinched Margin
2018   Yin Hai Tao   Zen-Motorsport 0 0 (6) 0 0 15 (276) Race 13 of 15 83
2019   Paul Wong   852 Challengers 0 0 (7) 0 0 3 (313) Race 15 of 15 152
2019–20   Thomas Luedi[b]   BlackArts Racing Team 0 0 (8) 0 0 3 (254) Race 15 of 15 23
2022   Khaled Al Qubaisi   Abu Dhabi Racing by Prema 0 0(8) 0 0 0(287) Race 14 of 15 26

Rookie CupEdit

Season Driver Team Poles Wins (rookie) Podiums Fastest laps Points (rookie) Clinched Margin
2021   Ayumu Iwasa   Hitech Grand Prix 0 0 (2) 1 0 81 (226) Race 15 of 15 8
2022   Pepe Martí   Pinnacle Motorsport 0 0(10) 5 2 158(298) Race 12 of 15 131

Winter series championsEdit

Drivers'Edit

Season Driver Team Poles Wins Podiums Fastest laps Points Clinched Margin
2019   Rinus VeeKay   Dragon Hitech GP 2 4 8 4 184 Race 9 of 9 29

Teams'Edit

Season Team Poles Wins Podiums Fastest laps Points Clinched Margin
2019   Dragon Hitech GP 4 4 14 4 316 Race 9 of 9 94

Masters CupEdit

Season Driver Team Poles Wins (Masters) Podiums Fastest laps Points (Masters) Clinched Margin
2019   Tairoku Yamaguchi   B-Max Racing Team 0 0 (5) 0 0 7 (143) Race 6 of 9 27

CircuitsEdit

Number Circuits Rounds Years
1   Dubai Autodrome 6[c] 2020–2022
  Yas Marina Circuit 6[d] 2020–2022
3   Sepang International Circuit 5[e] 2018–2020
4   Shanghai International Circuit 3[f] 2018–2019
5   Ningbo International Circuit 2[g] 2018
  Chang International Circuit 2 2019–2020
7   Suzuka International Racing Course 1 2019

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Hyman is a South African driver who raced under a British license.
  2. ^ Luedi is a Swiss driver who raced under a license from Hong Kong.
  3. ^ Dubai Autodrome hosted 3 rounds in 2022, 2 rounds in 2021.
  4. ^ Yas Marina Circuit hosted 3 rounds in 2021, 2 rounds in 2022.
  5. ^ Sepang International Circuit hosted 2 rounds in 2018 and 2019–20 seasons.
  6. ^ Shanghai International Circuit hosted 2 rounds in 2019.
  7. ^ Ningbo International Circuit hosted 2 rounds in 2018.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Asia to host FIA-Certified F3 Championship in 2018". Speedcafe.com. 27 January 2018. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  2. ^ Wood, Ida (2 August 2021). "FIA brings end to F3 as a category, BRDC British F3 rebrands to GB3". Formula Scout. Retrieved 6 December 2021.
  3. ^ Wood, Ida (7 December 2021). "Confusion reigns as two series adopt FRegional Asia name for 2022". Formula Scout. Retrieved 7 December 2021.
  4. ^ Costa, Massimo (26 January 2018). "Parte in Asia la F3 "Regional" FIA Cinque tappe con le Tatuus-Autotecnica". ItaliaRacing.net. Inpagina. Retrieved 27 January 2018.

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