The Formula 4 SEA Championship, now in the third season, is part of the global series. The overall champion at the end of the 24 races spread over eight rounds in Malaysia, Thailand and India, earns 12 FIA Super License points. The Caterham Championship (Asia) is a by-product of the UK series and aims to provide access to drivers in the region.
The Caterham lightweight (530 kg) race-proven Series V factory-built race car is the most raced car in the world and gives drivers of any age and skill the most exciting and affordable racing in Asia. The F4 SEA championship, which will see a total of six races over two weekends, boasts of drivers from Asia, Europe and Canada with a grid of 12 to 14 cars while four races have been scheduled for the Caterham event, comprising of two classes – 420R and Supersport – with nine drivers in the fray. Chairman of the Meet, Vicky Chandhok said: “Meritus, the promoter of the F4 SEA Championship, and MMSC go back a long way, and we have been in talks over the past few months about bringing the championship to India. The event is also in sync with our efforts to widen our racing horizons by presenting different international racing events in our country without compromising on our primary objective of promoting the sport at all levels.”
“The MMSC is very keen to associate itself with all the racing series in the region. We have invited the Malaysians for ongoing talks and inspection of the MMRT to explore the possibility of adding to the menu card of international events organised by the MMSC. Next on the cards would be teams from Korea and other countries as well,” he added.