Formula Abarth was an open wheel racing series based in Italy and Europe aimed at karting graduates. The inaugural season was in 2010, effectively replacing the Formula Azzurra.

Abarth have taken over the supporting Project Youth initiative, that started in 2005.'[1]

After the success of 2010 season, in which competed international drivers and teams, a new European series has been created with a prize offered in collaboration with Ferrari Driver Academy.

In 2014, the Formula Abarth was replaced by the Italian Formula 4 Championship.

Championships

  • Formula Abarth rewards titles with different classifications according to the following championships:
Region Championship Name Description
 Europe Formula Abarth European Series For drivers between 15 and 21 years old who have not already competed in any national and international F.3 championship or higher series †
Formula Abarth European Series for TEAM For Teams holding a valid licence for the current season, whose drivers compete in the Formula Abarth European Series for drivers
  • Only the best placed driver awards points to the team, final ranking is drawn by summing up all the scores
Italy Formula ACI/CSAI Abarth Italian Championship For drivers between 15 and 19 years old who have not already competed in any national and international F.3 championship or higher series †
Formula ACI/CSAI Abarth National Trophy For drivers between 20 and 23 years old who have not already competed in any national and international F.3 championship or higher series †
Formula ACI/CSAI Abarth National Trophy for TEAM For Teams holding a valid licence for the current season, whose drivers compete in the Italian Championship
  • Only the best placed driver awards points to the team, final ranking is drawn by summing up all the scores

† The series promoter reserves the right to evaluate single applications

Race weekend

Free practice sessions will be conducted on specific dates during weeks preceding the race.

The qualifying session lasts 30 minutes in a unique or multiple turn and decides the grid order for the first race which has a duration of 28 minutes + 1 lap.

The second race lasts 28 minutes + 1 lap and the grid is decided by the qualifying session with top 8 being reversed, so the driver who started 8th on 1st race will start from pole position and the pole sitter will start from 8th place.

Scoring system

  • Pole for first and third race: 1 point (not for National Trophy drivers)
Race Position
 1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th 
Feature races 20 15 12 10 8 5 4 3 2 1
Sprint 13 11 9 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
  • Fastest lap: 1 point in each race (not for National Trophy drivers)

Results

Season Champion Second Third Team Champion Secondary Class Champion
2010 Brandon Maïsano Patric Niederhauser Raffaele Marciello Prema Junior N: Simone Iaquinta
2011 I: Patric Niederhauser Sergey Sirotkin Michael Heche Jenzer Motorsport N: Yoshitaka Kuroda
E: Sergey Sirotkin Patric Niederhauser Michael Heche Jenzer Motorsport R: Gerrard Barrabeig
2012 I: Nicolas Costa Luca Ghiotto Bruno Bonifacio Euronova Racing by Fortec not held
E: Nicolas Costa Luca Ghiotto Emanuele Zonzini Euronova Racing by Fortec R: Santiago Urrutia
2013 Alessio Rovera Michele Beretta Simone Iaquinta Cram Motorsport N: Sergey Trofimov
R: Alessio Rovera

See also

References

  1. ^ "Abarth presents new junior "formula" racer in Bologna". italiaspeed.com. Interfuture Media. 13 December 2009. Retrieved 26 December 2009.

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