Formula 4 South East Asia Quotes

Formula 4 South East Asia Quotes

24.03.2016: Formula 4 South East-Asia Renault Sport Racing's Jean-Pascal Dauce

Formula 4 South East-Asia



Renault Sport Racing's Jean-Pascal Dauce

"We had to match a very tight specification list and are 100% satisfied with the outcome.


The global environment and success of the FIA Formula 4 pushed Renault to launch the new F4R engine for 2016 and we are proud to have Formula 4 South East Asia as our first global client.”


AAM Chairman HH Tungku Datuk Mudzaffar

"We have 60 years’ of heritage in the sport and South East Asia does not want to be left behind. The FIA F4SEA will start next August and we want to go full steam and hopefully one of the racers will make it to Formula 1.

 The AAM is the lead ASN and we have cooperation from the entire FIA Asia Zone:

Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand as well as Taiwan and India. It is a big group of ASNs that goes far beyond the shores of Malaysia, and we are all helping to make F4SEA a great success - an international success story to highlight alternative motorsport career opportunities in Asia."


Firhat Mokhzani of Triple A

"Formula 4 SEA is the only FIA-certified championship in South East Asia in which the top 7 drivers will earn super licence points. The FIA have simplified the decision-making for race families and F4SEA is the next step after karting, for the same cost.

The Triple A Group will extend our AsiaCup Series ‘one’ concept to F4SEA and also we hope to F3 as part of the Asian motorsport ecosystem expansion.

Today’s Renault Sport Racing F4 engine announcement is a positive development for the sport in the region."


Peter Thompson, F4SEA Promoter

"We have 20 years of experience in Asia, and we understand our market. Our AsiaCup Series reduced the financial barriers to transition to formula racing. Our strong brand and winning race heritage, combined with the FIA's F4 global format, as well as Asia's modern and safe circuit infrastructure provides all the ingredients for the success of the only world-class driver development championship in South East Asia.

For almost a quarter of a century Meritus.GP has been developing its motorsport sponsor activation and race engineering services, successfully showcasing Fortune 500 sponsors and their products to millions of motorsport fans throughout Asia Pacific and the Middle East. With stakeholders in Asia and the Middle East we are a locally global race organization.

A budget of €100,000 for 30 races makes F4SEA the most cost-effective F4 championship in the world, while our unique open data rule optimizes success and ensures talent wins.  Our association with Renault Sport Racing means our young drivers will be ‘on the radar’ of the Renault Sport Academy, and F4SEA champions will be rewarded with an end-of-season Formula Renault 2.0 test.”


Suggested Script

The FIA-certified Formula 4 South East Asia Championship has just announced that Renault will be the exclusive engine supplier for the upcoming series. Formula 4 South East Asia is the first step to Formula 1 in Asia and having a connection to a competitive Formula 1 racing outfit is a great boost for the series.

The Formula 4 South East Asia race cars will be powered by a Renault Sport Racing F4R engine. The 16-valve engine is naturally aspirated and has a power limit of 160 brake horsepower.

Renault Sport technicians have carefully adapted the lightweight F4R engine to the FIA Formula 4 technical specification with the aim of producing a reliable, stable and easy-to-maintain engine for the hot and humid Asian climates. Renault Sport Racing CEO, Cyril Abitbul, shared his delight in the new partnership.


Cyril Abitbul - CEO Renault Sport Racing

"F4 in Asia is a fantastic platform to find young drivers whom we want to get to know but to also train and potentially bring them to Formula 1.So to have a foot in through engine supply is the best way to find the young and emerging star in the area to bring to Formula 1 one day.

The FIA is doing a great job to promote and clarify what the pyramid of motorsports means through F4 to F3, maybe one day to F2, but there is GP2. Through the academy we are following in the footsteps of the FIA.

We’ve got a number of drivers outside of Formula 1 who aim to be in Formula 1 one day, who are in GP2, GP3 and F3 and even F4. So we want to be present all the way through the ladder and have a very clear story to tell to the different markets and also a complete and exhaustive platform and programme to afford to the young drivers."

- Agnes Carlier - photos Meritus


24.03.2016 / MaP

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