Formula Pilota China racing at Ordos International Circuit.
Racing in Shanghai in 2012.

Formula Masters China, FMCS (Chinese: 青年冠军方程式系列赛) (previously known as Formula Pilota China), was a single-seater racing series based in Asia. The series was created in 2011 after the success of the Formula Abarth championship that was created a year before.[1]

Event schedule

Each event in the championship is normally run to a three-day schedule. It comprises two free practice sessions on the first day, one qualifying session and 45–55 km or 25-minute race on the second day, and a 45–55 km or 25-minute race on the third day. The grid for the second race is determined by the fastest lap in the first race; if drivers set equal times, priority will be given to driver who set the time first.[2]


Events have been held predominantly on Chinese circuits at Guangdong, Ordos International Circuit, Shanghai, and Shanghai Tianma, as well as Sepang and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.

Formula Pilota China Cars

All the teams in Formula Pilota China use the same Tatuus FA010 chassis and a 1.4 litre FPT engine.[3]


  • Chassis: Tatuus FA010 Carbon composite monocoque FIA F3-2010 safety homologated
  • Dimension: 2650mm x 1490mm x 1455mm
  • Weight: 525 kg
  • Engine: FPT 414TF
  • Displacement: 1.400cc
  • Power output: 180 hp
  • Fuel: Premier, FIA FT3 fuel cell ethanol compatible
  • Gearbox: Sadev sequential six-speed gearbox — LSD differential.
  • Front Suspension: Double wishbone with pushrods
  • Rear Suspension: Double wishbone with pushrods
  • Shock Absorbers: ORA
  • Brake Disc: AP cast iron ventilated discs, 278mm x 16mm.
  • Wheel Rims: ATS, Front 9x13", Rear 10,5x13"centre-bolt aluminium.
  • Tyres: GitiCompete GTR1 racing slicks and wet weather tyres
  • Fuel Tank: 45 litres


After each race the points will be awarded to eligible drivers listed as classified finishers as follows:

 1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th 
20 15 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1

Points are awarded after the completion of any Judicial or Technical procedures and after the Stewards have declared the results final. Only the best eleven race results are retained, any other points being discarded.[2]

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   PP 
Race 1&3 20 15 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1 1
Race 2 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1 0 0 0
Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   PP 
Races 1&3 20 15 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1 1
Race 2 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1 0 0 1


Season Champion Second Third Secondary Class Champion Team Champion
2011 Czech Republic Mathéo Tuscher Angola Luís Sá Silva Indonesia Dustin Sofyan A: Indonesia Dustin Sofyan not awarded
2012 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi United Kingdom Dan Wells India Parth Ghorpade A: India Parth Ghorpade Philippines Eurasia Motorsport
2013 Australia Aidan Wright Malaysia Afiq Yazid Malaysia Akash Nandy C: China Pu Jun Jin Malaysia Meritus GP
2014 New Zealand James Munro Hong Kong Matt Solomon United Kingdom Dan Wells not awarded Hong Kong Cebu Pacific Air by KCMG
2015 Estonia Martin Rump Australia Jake Parsons Australia Nick Rowe Hong Kong Cebu Pacific Air by KCMG
2016 Germany Philip Hamprecht Australia Aidan Read China Zheng Shangguan M: Japan Takashi Hata
C: China Zheng Shangguan
Hong Kong Absolute Racing
2017 New Zealand Taylor Cockerton China Daniel Lu Singapore Danial Nielsen Frost not awarded not awarded


  1. ^ "Introduction". Formula Pilota China. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Sporting Regulation" (PDF). Formula Pilota China. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 June 2012. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Technical Specifications". Formula Piota China. Retrieved 19 February 2012.

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