SEPANG: Following the successful staging of the newly concluded season, organisers of the FIA Formula 4 South-East Asia Championship (F4SEA) are in the midst of launching the new season with India added as a new battleground.
The new season, which is slated to start in July, is expected to be even more challenging and competitive with the race promoters planning to have at least eight series of races in Sepang and Buriram (Thailand).
Adding to the excitement and as part of its expansion plan, the promoters have also listed India as one of the host circuits.
Race promoter Peter Thompson expressed satisfaction over the successful and smooth organisation of the 2017-2018 season, saying that the challenge now is to have more drivers from outside the region to be part of the event to add more competition to the series.
“I’m extremely delighted with the way things have gone over the last eight months since the opening round in Sepang in September last year.
“We started off with a clear mission to develop the sport and race in a relevant and effective way in this region.
“Of course, this doesn’t stop here.
“We’ll continue to strive even harder to bring up the championship to a higher level as well as making it into one of the premier F4 event globally,” said Thompson.
With the backing of main sponsor Petron, the upcoming season is expected to be even more intense with more young drivers expected to enrol for the championship.
The new season is slated to take off in July with Sepang International Circuit (SIC) hosting two consecutive races from July 7-8 and July 13-15.
SIC will also host the final two races from Nov 23-25 and Dec 1-2.
“For the first time, India will be included and is expected to host the September leg before proceeding to Thailand (Buriram) in October,” said Thompson.