French F4 Championship,[2] formerly known as Formula Renault Campus France, Formula Campus, Formul'Academy Euro Series, F4 Eurocup 1.6 is a form of open wheel racing founded in 1993 by Louis Drouet. It is based in France and aims at karting graduates. The series currently organized by the Fédération Française du Sport Automobile (FFSA). Formerly, the champion receives support to continue in one of the Formula Renault 2.0 championships.[2] In 2010, the re-branded series was made part of the World Series by Renault, but was then dropped for 2011.[3] Since 2018, the series runs under FIA moniker.[4]

The car

The car was originally built by Signatech. The chassis and survival cell had a carbon fibre composite monocoque construction. The car was designed to comply with the 2008 FIA F3 standards. The 1600cc Renault K4MRS engine produced about 140 bhp. The transmission had five forward speeds with sequential shift mechanism.

The championship adopted FIA Formula 4 regulations in 2018, with Mygale M14-F4 chassis and naturally-aspirated 160 bhp Renault 2.0L engines.[5] In 2020, the engine was changed to the new turbo charged Renault Sport 1.3-liter one.[6] For the 2022 season, the new Mygale M21-F4 chassis will be used.

Regulations

  • The event schedule usually takes place over three days (normally Friday to Sunday) with free practice sessions on the first day. The qualifying session determines the starting order for first race and the second fastest time the grid for the third race. The grid for the second race is set by reversing the top ten finishers of the first race. All races lasts 20 minutes + 1 lap.
  • Tyres allocated to each driver in sets of 4 at each meeting of competition.
  • Points are awarded to the first ten finishers of each race in the following order:

Points are awarded as follows:

Races Position Bonus
 1st    2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th  PP FL
Races 1 & 3 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1 1 1
Race 2 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1 1

Champions

Prior French F4 Championship

Season Champion
Formula Campus by Renault and Elf
1993 France Sébastien Philippe
1994 France Franck Montagny
1995 France Renaud Malinconi
1996 France Philippe Bénoliel
1997 Spain Marcel Costa
1998 United Kingdom Westley Barber
1999 United Kingdom Adam Jones
2000 France Stéphane Morat
2001 France Bruce Lorgeré-Roux
2002 France Loïc Duval
2003 France Laurent Groppi
2004 France Jacky Ferré
2005 France Jean Karl Vernay
2006 France Kévin Estre
2007 France Jean-Éric Vergne
Formul'Academy Euro Series
2008 France Arthur Pic
2009 Belgium Benjamin Bailly
F4 Eurocup 1.6
2010 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne

French F4 Championship

Season Champion Secondary Class Champion
2011 France Matthieu Vaxivière not held
2012 France Alexandre Baron
2013 France Anthoine Hubert
2014 Denmark Lasse Sørensen J: France Dorian Boccolacci
I: Denmark Lasse Sørensen
2015 France Valentin Moineault J: France Sacha Fenestraz
I: France Valentin Moineault
2016 China Ye Yifei J: China Ye Yifei
I: Belgium Gilles Magnus
2017 France Arthur Rougier J: France Victor Martins
I: France Arthur Rougier

FIA French F4 Championship

Season Champion Secondary Class Champion
2018 Brazil Caio Collet J: France Théo Pourchaire
I: Brazil Caio Collet
2019 France Hadrien David J: France Victor Bernier
I: France Hadrien David
2020 Japan Ayumu Iwasa J: Germany Valentino Catalano
I: Japan Ayumu Iwasa
2021 France Esteban Masson J: France Alessandro Giusti
I: France Esteban Masson
2022 France Alessandro Giusti none

Circuits

From 2011, the circuits used in the French F4 Championship are listed as:

  • Italic denotes a future circuit will be used in the 2023 season.
Number Circuits Rounds Years
1 France Circuit Paul Ricard 14[a] 2011–present
2 France Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours 12[b] 2012–present
3 France Circuit de Pau-Ville 10 2011–2019, 2022
4 France Circuit Paul Armagnac 9 2011, 2014, 2017–present
5 France Circuit de Lédenon 7 2011, 2013, 2015–2016, 2019, 2021–present
Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 7 2011, 2013, 2017–2020, 2022
7 France Bugatti Circuit 5 2012–2016
8 France Circuit du Val de Vienne 4 2011–2014
9 Hungary Hungaroring 3 2015, 2019, 2021
10 Spain Circuito de Navarra 2 2012, 2015
Spain Circuito de Jerez 2 2014, 2018
Spain Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya 2 2016–2017
Italy Autodromo Nazionale di Monza 2 2017, 2021
14 France Circuit d'Albi 1 2011
France Dijon-Prenois 1 2018
Netherlands Circuit Zandvoort 1 2020
Spain Circuit Ricardo Tormo 1 2022
18 Italy Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli 0 2023

Notes

  1. ^ Circuit Paul Ricard hosted 3 rounds in 2020.
  2. ^ Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours hosted 2 rounds in 2021.

References

  1. ^ All the cars are maintained, ran and tested by Renault Sport.
  2. ^ a b "New - French F4 Championship". Auto Sport Academy. 14 October 2010. Archived from the original on 19 December 2010. Retrieved 25 February 2011.
  3. ^ "L'Academy esce dalla World Series Renault - F.4 RENAULT - ITALIARACING.net". Archived from the original on 13 April 2014. Retrieved 13 October 2010.
  4. ^ "2018 F4 FIA French Championship : the revolution is in progress!". FFSA Academy. 17 January 2018.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "F4 mygale". FFSA Academy. Archived from the original on 29 July 2019.
  6. ^ "F4 mygale". FFSA Academy. Archived from the original on 12 July 2021. Retrieved 12 July 2021.

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