31 Jul 2020
F4 Championships powered by Abarth: the Italian and German Championships kick off, with engines by Abarth
- First stage of the Italian F4 Championship powered by Abarth at the circuit in Misano Adriatico; round 1 of the ADAC F4 Championship powered by Abarth at Lausitzring.
- Over 30 young drivers all at once behind the wheel of the single-seaters powered by the 160 hp Abarth T-Jet engine.
- For the 7th year running, Abarth partners the most prestigious F4 championships in Europe, a hotbed for the talents of tomorrow.
At the same time, the restart of the Formula 4 championships powered by Abarth, reserved for Tatuus single-seaters with a 160 hp Abarth T-Jet engine. This weekend, from Friday, July 31 to Sunday, August 2, the opening races of the 7th edition of Italian F4 Championships powered by Abarth will take place on the Italian circuit at Misano Adriatico, as will the 6th edition ADAC F4 Championship powered by Abarth at Lausitzring in Germany.
Formula 4 is the first step in the world of formula racing, in single-seater open-wheel cars, a veritable school to train young go-karting talents who aspire to become professionals and Formula 1 drivers. In the F4 Championships, drivers who now participate in the Formula 1 Championship, including Canada’s Lance Stroll and many other young contenders such as Mick Schumacher, Ralf Aron, Marco Siebert, Dennis Hauger, Marcus Armstrong and others who now feature in the higher categories, take their first steps. Formula 4 has proved the favorite category of the children and grandchildren of past champions. In recent years, that has been the case for Mick Schumacher, his cousin David (the son of Ralf), Enzo Fittipaldi (Emerson's grandson), and this year came the debut of Colombia’s Sebastian Montoya, the son of the Formula 1 driver Juan Pablo Montoya, the winner of the Indianapolis 500, among other races.
Abarth has been the exclusive supplier of engines powering Formula 4 single-seaters since 2014, in line with Carlo Abarth’s tradition of making racing accessible.
The excellent performance of the 160 hp T-Jet engine and the extremely low weight of the single-seaters result in a very attractive weight/power ratio that enables the young drivers of these competitive single-seaters to gain experience, demonstrate their talent and thus access the higher categories.
The Italian F4 Championship powered by Abarth is divided into 7 events of 3 races each: after the Misano Adriatico race comes Imola from August 28 to 30, then the Red Bull Ring in Austria from September 11 to 13, the Mugello from October 2 to 4, Monza from October 16 to 18, Imola again from November 20 to 22, and Vallelunga from December 4 to 6.
The ADAC F4 Championship powered by Abarth also has 7 events. After the Lausitzring race comes Nürburgring from August 14 to 16, then Hockenheim from September 18 to 20, Nürburgring again from September 24 to 27, the Austrian Red Bull Ring from October 16 to 18, October 30 to November 1 in Zandvoort, the Netherlands and November 6 to 8 in Oschersleben.
The schedule for the first weekend in Italy includes two official qualification rounds on Friday, July 31 from 6:50 pm to 7:15 pm, the first race on Saturday is at 2:30 pm, then the other two are on Sunday at 9:50 am and at 6:00 pm. Live streaming on the acisport.it website.
At Lausitzring in Germany, the two qualifying sessions will be at 11:10 am and 11:30 am on Saturday, August 1; the first race will take place the same day at 2:45 pm; the other two heats are on Sunday, August 2 at 11:15 am and 3:30 pm. Live streaming on the adac-motorsport.de website.
Turin, July 31, 2020