ITALIAN F4 CHAMPIONSHIP
The 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. The 2019 Italian F4 Championship Powered by Abarth will be the sixth season of the Italian F4 Championship.
Gerhard Berger and the FIA Singleseater Commission launched the FIA Formula 4 in March 2013. 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.
WSK Promotions, well known for its kart races in the WSK Euro Series e.a., was contracted to promote the championship.
The race car
Italian race car constructor Tatuus was contracted to design and build all the cars. 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. 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.
Sources: wikipedia.com, www.tatuus.it
Photo credits: f4championship.com