Introduction

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With the inaugural season in 2016-17, AUH Motorsports as the promoter for the Automobile Touring Club of the United Arab Emirates successfully established the first FIA circuit racing championship in the Middle East.

The F4 UAE Championship provided participants with an exciting start to their formula racing career.

With the expansion of the season calendar, adding a round at Losail International Circuit in Qatar, the Championship, starting with the 2017-18 season, will be named Formula 4 Middle East certified by the FIA and powered by Abarth.

Open to all drivers aged 15 and over, the Formula 4 Middle East is run in accordance with the FIA guidelines and is intended as the first step for drivers looking to make the transition from karting into competitive circuit racing.

Young drivers are given the opportunity to show off their talent from the beginning of their racing careers in a category that meets the FIA criteria with points counting to the FIA Super License, provides ample track time to hone their on-track skills and adheres to the highest standards of safety while keeping costs at an affordable level.

This information booklet provides the ASNs in the Mena region, teams and drivers, as well as other interested parties, with information about the Championship

 

The Formula 4 Middle East Championship licenced by the
FIA and Powered by Abarth will be open to all drivers
aged 15 and over.


The 2017-18 Formula 4 Middle East Championship which is licensed by
the FIA will be start in October 2017 and will be run in
accordance with the FIA guidelines for the establishment
of Formula 4 race events.


In 2014, the FIA Single seat commission announced
their intention to introduce a new category of single seat
racing in order to bridge the gap between karting and
Formula 3.


“Young drivers from each country will be given the
opportunity to show off their talent from the beginning
of their racing careers in a category that meets the
FIA criteria”.

 
 

The key objective of the FIA in developing
Championships which are established by the local
ASN’s and their partners are;


Keeping costs at an affordable level
whilst
Maintaining the highest standards of Safety

The Formula 4 UAE Championship has been
established with this objective in mind and it adheres
to the guidelines produced by the FIA which includes;

• Common technical regulations.
• Common Sporting regulations.
• Common organisational standards.
• Common communications standards.

 

CHAMPIONSHIP STRUCTURE

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Teams competing in the Championship, other than those already competing in an FIA approved series outside of the FIA MENA region, will purchase cars through the Championship promoter.

ASNs from the FIA MENA region may form a team to represent their National association and purchase cars through the Series promoter.
ASN teams are free to utilise technical support from teams that are based outside their country.

Teams from outside of the FIA Mena region that own eligible cars are invited to enter cars and Drivers into the Championship.

Eligible Drivers from 15 years of age will be offered the opportunity to compete in the Championship by the Teams and will contract directly with the Teams.

 

 

ELIGIBILITY

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Drivers   Teams
The Formula 4 Middle East Championship is open

to drivers over 15 years of age, holding a
National race license or higher issued by one
of the FIA MENA region ASNs.


All drivers holding MENA region licences are
eligible to score points in the Championship.
Rookie drivers who have not previously raced
in cars will additionally be eligible for the
Rookie Championship.

Drivers aged over 15 years of age, and
holding a National license from outside of
the MENA region, are invited to participate
in the race events but will be ineligible to
score Championship points. Such drivers are
eligible for podium trophies.

All non-UAE drivers must provide start
permission letters from the ASN which has
issued their race license.

 
All Teams with entrants licences are permitted
to enter drivers in the Championship and
will be awarded points for their two highest
placed drivers in each race which will count
towards the Team Trophy that will be awarded
at the end of the season.
 
ASNs
The ASNs with drivers competing under their
license, will be awarded points for their two
highest placed drivers in each race which will
count towards the GCC Nations Trophy, that will
be awarded at the end of the season
 

 

 

TROPHIES & AWARDS

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Podiums After Each Race

The following podium trophies will be awarded:

  • Overall Winner, 2nd Place and 3rd Place
  • Rookie Category Winner
  • GCC Nations Driver Trophy Winner
  • Team Category Winner

End Of Season Awards

  • F4 Middle East – Driver Champion, 2nd Place and 3rd Place
  • F4 Middle East – Rookie of the Year
  • F4 Middle East – Team Category Champion
  • F4 Middle East – GCC Nations Driver Trophy Champion
  • F4 Middle East – GCC Nations Team Trophy Champion

Superlicense Points

Subject to their final positions in the Championship, Drivers will be awarded Superlicense points in accordance with FIA Regulations.