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French F4 Championship,[2] formerly known as Formula Renault Campus France, Formula Campus, Formul'Academy Euro Series, F4 Eurocup 1.6 is a form of open wheel racing founded in 1993 by Louis Drouet. It is based in France and aims at karting graduates, like Formula Ford, ADAC Formel Masters and Formula Abarth. The series currently organized in collaboration with the Fédération Française du Sport Automobile (FFSA), Auto Sport Academy and Total S.A.. The champion receives support to continue in one of the Formula Renault 2.0 championships.[2]

French F4 Championship
CategoryOpen-wheeled Single Seater
CountryFrance, mainland Europe
Inaugural season1993
Teams1[1]
Engine suppliersRenault 2000cc
Tyre suppliersKumho Tires
Drivers' championBrazil Caio Collet
Official websiteautosportacademy.com
Motorsport current event.svg Current season

In 2010, the re-branded series was made part of the World Series by Renault, but was then dropped for 2011.[3]

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The carEdit

The car was originally built by Signatech. The chassis and survival cell had a carbon fibre composite monocoque construction. The car was designed to comply with the 2008 FIA F3 standards. The 1600cc Renault K4MRS engine produced about 140 hp. The transmission had five forward speeds with sequential shift mechanism.

For the 2018 season, the championship will adopt FIA Formula 4 regulations, with Mygale M14-F4 chassis and Renault 2.0L engines.

Kumho is the single tyre supplier for the French F4 Championship.[4]

RegulationsEdit

  • The event schedule usually takes place over three days (normally Friday to Sunday) with testing or free practice sessions on the first day, a qualifying session first and race of 25' in second day. The third day has second race that also lasts 25 minutes. The qualifying session determines the starting order for first race and the second fastest time the grid for second race.
  • Tyres allocated to each driver in sets of 4 at each meeting of competition.
  • Drivers for 2011 season must be born between 1 January 1988 and 31 December 1996.[5]
  • Points are awarded to the first ten finishers of each race in the following order:
Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th Pole Fastest Lap
Points 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1 1 1

ChampionsEdit

Prior French F4 ChampionshipEdit

Season Champion
Formula Campus by Renault and Elf
1993   Sébastien Philippe
1994   Franck Montagny
1995   Renaud Malinconi
1996   Philippe Bénoliel
1997   Marcel Costa
1998   Westley Barber
1999   Adam Jones
2000   Stéphane Morat
2001   Bruce Lorgeré-Roux
2002   Loïc Duval
2003   Laurent Groppi
2004   Jacky Ferré
2005   Jean Karl Vernay
2006   Kévin Estre
2007   Jean-Éric Vergne
Formul'Academy Euro Series
2008   Arthur Pic
2009   Benjamin Bailly
F4 Eurocup 1.6
2010   Stoffel Vandoorne

French F4 ChampionshipEdit

Season Champion Secondary Class Champion
2011   Matthieu Vaxivière not held
2012   Alexandre Baron
2013   Anthoine Hubert
2014   Lasse Sørensen J:   Dorian Boccolacci
I:   Lasse Sørensen
2015   Valentin Moineault J:   Sacha Fenestraz
I:   Valentin Moineault
2016   Ye Yifei J:   Ye Yifei
I:   Gilles Magnus
2017   Arthur Rougier J:   Victor Martins
I:   Arthur Rougier
2018   Caio Collet J:   Théo Pourchaire
I:   Caio Collet

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ All the cars are maintained, ran and tested by Renault Sport.
  2. ^ a b "New - French F4 Championship". Auto Sport Academy. 14 October 2010. Archived from the original on 19 December 2010. Retrieved 25 February 2011.
  3. ^ http://italiaracing.net/notizia.asp?id=29301&cat=58
  4. ^ "A STATE‐OF‐THE‐ART SINGLE SEATER" (PDF). Auto Sport Academy. Retrieved 25 February 2011.
  5. ^ "To become a driver". Auto Sport Academy. Retrieved 25 February 2011.

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