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Top Speed, the organisation responsible for the current success of the flourishing Asia and Middle East-based junior single seater championships, will re-launch the Formula 4 Australian Championship Certified by FIA in 2024, with five rounds; four in Australia and a season finale at Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia.
Also organiser of FIA Formula 4 UAE and South East Asia, and the FIA Formula Regional Middle East Championship, Top Speed will manage the category and supply the Tatuus F4 T421 GEN2; powered by an Abarth engine and used in all major Formula 4 Championships worldwide.
The 2024 Formula 4 Australian champion will be eligible to earn 12 all-important FIA Super License points, the credits so crucial to young talents climbing the FIA driver development ladder towards Formula 1.
FIA Formula 4 last contested a national championship series in Australia from 2015 to 2019, and the 2024 season will get underway on May 4-5 at The Bend Motorsport Park in South Australia.
The championship will follow the proven principle of maximising track time – with three races held at each round – yet keeping costs as low as feasible while running the series to the highest international organisational standards. With each driver competing in identical machinery, the level playing field created allows talent to outshine financial wherewithal.
As with all series in Australia, the Formula 4 Australian Championship will enjoy the support of Motorsport Australia, which will provide judicial assistance at each event along with providing the opportunity to be part of the Shannons SpeedSeries in August next year.
Davide de Gobbi, General Manager of Top Speed:
“We are excited to bring Formula 4 back to Australia and assist young talent in the country to take the next step and earn important FIA Super License points. To have four rounds in Australia and an international season finale will give teams and drivers the best of both worlds.
We believe F4 Australia will provide an excellent platform for young drivers from the region to showcase their talent and develop their skills. Motorsport Australia has approved the reintroduction of the category and we will work collaboratively to ensure Formula 4 has a strong future in Australia.”
2024 Formula 4 Australia Certified by FIA Provisional Calendar
|The Bend Motorsport Park, SA
|Round 1 (Races 1-3)
|The Bend Motorsport Park, SA
|Round 2 (races 4-6)
|Queensland Raceway, QLD
(part of the Shannons SpeedSeries)
|Round 3 (races 7-9)
|Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW
|Round 4 (races 10-12)
|Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia
|Round 5 (races 13-15)
ABOUT TOP SPEED: Established in 2008, Top Speed has been intrinsic to the rapid development of motorsport across Asia over the last fifteen years. Providing a wide spectrum of services – from race organization, technical and logistical support to event and sponsorship management – Top Speed has played an integral role in the success of series such as the Ferrari Challenge Asia Pacific, Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia, Porsche Carrera Cup Asia, Porsche Sports Cup China, Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup, Formula Masters China Series and Scirocco Cup. In addition, Top Speed is the official promoter for the Formula Regional Asian Championship, Formula Regional Middle East Championship, Formula 4 UAE Championship and Formula 4 South East Asia Championship, all certified by the FIA, and enjoys a long-term, close cooperation with the Fanatec GT World Challenge Asia powered by AWS.
Headquartered in Shanghai, Top Speed also has offices in Hong Kong, Dubai and Malaysia
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