FIA plans to launch new Formula 4 championships globally

Posted on Wednesday, 4 September 2013 , 04:09:56 byVeronica

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FIA plans to launch new Formula 4 championships globally

If you think the Formula One is the only racing formula there is, well, you could not be more wrong. There is also the GP2, GP3, Formula Three, Auto GP, Formula Ford, Formula Renault, Formula BMW and a lot more. Now, the former F1 driver and winner of 10 Grand Prix for Ferrari, Benetton and McLaren is the president of the Single Seater Comission of FIA and he is now getting ready to launch a new class of Formula 4 world wide. He is actually trying to set a difference between karting and Formula 3, which is quite expensive without any sponsorship. Instead of launching the new FIA F4 category as a unified series with one engine and one chassis, the engineers had the idea of making it a bit diverse. Each F4 championship can select their engine supplier. The standard one was established at 1.6-liter units capable of generating 150 horsepower. The specialists can also select their very own chassis supplier as well. One, very known one is Dallara, an Italian chassis constructor that was also present in IndyCar and the new Formula E series. Dallara did not offer a lot of details in terms of design, but it seems to include a comprehensive aero package including front and rear wings, but also under body ground effects. In order to keep a low weight, the engineers have used a lot of carbon fiber which is also strong and safe. Dallara also plans to adapt the new F4 platform to accommodate different engine installations. Here they are even thinking about a possible hybrid version capable of generating different amounts of power. The specialists have scheduled the launch  of the new car for next spring and then it when the car will have to compete with different other chassis constructors on different race tracks globally.