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Formula Abarth (formerly known as Formula Azzurra)[1] is an open wheel racing series based in Italy and Europe (since the 2011 season). Held since 2005, it is aimed at karting graduates, like the Formula Ford, French F4 Championship and ADAC Formel Masters.

Formula Abarth
CategorySingle seaters
CountryEurope
Inaugural season2005
Folded2013
Drivers33 (2011)
Teams16 (2011)
ConstructorsTatuus
Engine suppliersFPT
Tyre suppliersKumho
Last Drivers' championItaly Alessio Rovera
Last Teams' championItaly Cram Motorsport
Official websiteFormula Abarth

During 2008 and 2009 the main Formula Azzurra category has been known as the Trofeo Alboreto. For 2010, Abarth have committed to a five-year initiative that will see the series being renamed Formula Abarth.[1]

After the success of 2010 season, in which competed international drivers and teams, a new European series has been created with a prize offered in collaboration with Ferrari Driver Academy.

In 2014, the Formula Abarth was replaced by the Italian Formula 4 Championship.

ChampionshipsEdit

  • Formula Abarth rewards titles with different classifications according to the following championships:
Region Championship Name Description
  Europe Formula Abarth European Series For drivers between 15 and 21 years old who have not already competed in any national and international F.3 championship or higher series †
Formula Abarth European Series for TEAM For Teams holding a valid licence for the current season, whose drivers compete in the Formula Abarth European Series for drivers
  • Only the best placed driver awards points to the team, final ranking is drawn by summing up all the scores
  Italy Formula ACI/CSAI Abarth Italian Championship For drivers between 15 and 19 years old who have not already competed in any national and international F.3 championship or higher series †
Formula ACI/CSAI Abarth National Trophy For drivers between 20 and 23 years old who have not already competed in any national and international F.3 championship or higher series †
Formula ACI/CSAI Abarth National Trophy for TEAM For Teams holding a valid licence for the current season, whose drivers compete in the Italian Championship
  • Only the best placed driver awards points to the team, final ranking is drawn by summing up all the scores

† The series promoter reserves the right to evaluate single applications

Race weekendEdit

Free practice sessions will be conducted on specific dates during weeks preceding the race.

The qualifying session lasts 30 minutes in a unique or multiple turn and decides the grid order for the first race which has a duration of 28 minutes + 1 lap.

The second race lasts 28 minutes + 1 lap and the grid is decided by the qualifying session with top 8 being reversed, so the driver who started 8th on 1st race will start from pole position and the pole sitter will start from 8th place.

Scoring systemEdit

  • Pole for first and third race: 1 point (not for National Trophy drivers)
Race Position
 1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th 
Feature races 20 15 12 10 8 5 4 3 2 1
Sprint 13 11 9 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
  • Fastest lap: 1 point in each race (not for National Trophy drivers)

ResultsEdit

Formula Azzurra

All teams and drivers were Italian-registered.

Season Champion Team Champion
2005 Davide Rigon Europa Corse
2006 Giuseppe Termine CO2 Motorsport
2007 Salvatore Cicatelli PKF Racing
2008 Edoardo Liberati MG Motorsport
2009 Alberto Cerqui MG Motorsport
Formula Abarth
Season Champion Second Third Team Champion Secondary Class Champion
2010   Brandon Maïsano   Patric Niederhauser   Raffaele Marciello   Prema Junior N:   Simone Iaquinta
2011 I:   Patric Niederhauser   Sergey Sirotkin   Michael Heche   Jenzer Motorsport N:   Yoshitaka Kuroda
E:   Sergey Sirotkin   Patric Niederhauser   Michael Heche   Jenzer Motorsport R:   Gerrard Barrabeig
2012 I:   Nicolas Costa   Luca Ghiotto   Bruno Bonifacio   Euronova Racing by Fortec not held
E:   Nicolas Costa   Luca Ghiotto   Emanuele Zonzini   Euronova Racing by Fortec R:   Santiago Urrutia
2013   Alessio Rovera   Michele Beretta   Simone Iaquinta   Cram Motorsport N:   Sergey Trofimov
R:   Alessio Rovera

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Abarth presents new junior "formula" racer in Bologna". italiaspeed.com. Interfuture Media. 2009-12-13. Retrieved 2009-12-26.

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