Italian F4 Championship

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.

Italian Formula 4 Championship
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CategoryFIA Formula 4
CountryItaly
RegionEurope
Inaugural season2014
ConstructorsTatuus
Engine suppliersAbarth
Tyre suppliersPirelli
Drivers' championItaly Gabriele Minì
Teams' championItaly Prema Powerteam
Official websiteOfficial website
Motorsport current event.svg Current season

HistoryEdit

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 12, 2013.[2]

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

CarEdit

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 180 hp.

ChampionsEdit

DriversEdit

Season Driver Team Poles Wins Podiums Fastest laps Points Clinched Margin
2014   Lance Stroll   Prema Powerteam 5 7 13 11 331 Race 15 of 21 94
2015   Ralf Aron   Prema Powerteam 7 9 13 6 331 Race 18 of 21 108
2016   Marcos Siebert   Jenzer Motorsport 4 4 9 1 231 Race 20 of 21 15
2017   Marcus Armstrong   Prema Powerteam 5 4 13 1 283 Race 19 of 21 36
2018   Enzo Fittipaldi   Prema Theodore Racing 9 7 10 5 303 Race 21 of 21 21
2019   Dennis Hauger   Van Amersfoort Racing 7 12 16 9 369 Race 18 of 21 136
2020   Gabriele Minì   Prema Powerteam 8 4 12 2 284 Race 18 of 21 76

TeamsEdit

Season Team Poles Wins Podiums Fastest laps Points Clinched Margin
2014   Prema Powerteam 13 13 11 31 303 Race 15 of 21 58
2015   Prema Powerteam 9 12 22 7 339 Race 19 of 21 35
2016   Prema Powerteam 7 9 21 9 439.5 Race 19 of 21 43.5
2017   Bhaitech 9 8 17 6 565 Race 18 of 21 89
2018   Prema Theodore Racing 13 12 28 8 667 Race 19 of 21 187
2019   Van Amersfoort Racing 9 12 24 10 576 Race 21 of 21 28
2020   Prema Powerteam 15 6 24 8 596 Race 21 of 21 101

Winter TrophyEdit

Season Driver Team Poles Wins (Trophy) Podiums Fastest laps Points Clinched Margin
2014   Ralf Aron   Prema Powerteam 2 1 (2) 2 1 38 Race 1 of 2 0

TrophyEdit

In the concurrent Italian F4 Trophy for drivers over the age of 18.

Season Driver Team Poles Wins (Trophy) Podiums Fastest laps Points Clinched Margin
2014   Brandon Maïsano   Prema Powerteam 8 6 (17) 17 6 406 Race 12 of 21 176
2015   Kevin Kanayet   Malta Formula Racing 0 9 (21) 17 1 337 Race 17 of 21 28

Woman TrophyEdit

Season Driver Team Poles Wins (Trophy) Podiums Fastest laps Points Clinched Margin
2015   Julia Pankiewicz   RB Racing 0 11 17 0 343 Race 17 of 21 112
2016   Fabienne Wohlwend   Aragon Racing
  DR Formula
0 18 18 0 400 Race 11 of 21 N/A

Rookie ClassEdit

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   Jüri Vips   Prema Powerteam 2 1 (8) 7 3 140 (247.5) Race 20 of 21 40
2017   Leonardo Lorandi   Bhaitech 0 1 (19) 2 4 185 (400) Race 16 of 21 107
2018   Petr Ptáček   Bhaitech 0 0 (11) 6 3 182 (365) Race 18 of 21 22
2019   Paul Aron   Prema Powerteam 1 2 (9) 8 0 226 (348) Race 18 of 21 87
2020   Gabriele Minì   Prema Powerteam 8 4 (6) 12 2 284 (318) Race 19 of 21 67

ReferencesEdit

  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.

External linksEdit