This November 24 to 26, 2017, Indonesia will host the 3rd leg of the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) Formula 4 South East Asia (F4 SEA). The weekend will see several young drivers race wheel-to-wheel in 6 races.
Each of the races will take place at the 3.9km long Sentul International Circuit (SIC) in West Java, Indonesia. It’s longest straight measures at 900m long while 11 turns take competitors around the track.
Last year, it was hometown hero Presley Martono who won this event. He went on to dominate the series and win the F4 SEA overall and rookie championships. This year, however, that may not be the case with China’s Daniel Chao winning 7 out of the 11 races so far. The other 2 were won by Filipino Ben Grimes, while Danial Frost and Nazim Azman have 1 win each.
This series is the proving grounds for young drivers hoping to make it into Formula 1 (F1). All drivers use the same single seater race car fuelled by Petron and engineered by MERITUS GP – the same team where former F1 driver Rio Haryanto started his career – for a level playing field.
After this event, F4 SEA will move to Thailand for the penultimate event before closing out at the iconic Sepang International Circuit (SIC) in Malaysia.
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