F4 U.S. returns to Method 1 United States Grand Prix
Parella Motorsports Holdings introduced at the moment that Method 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda will be a part of Method 1 for the 2021 United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, October 22-24.
F4 U.S. was beforehand scheduled to finish its season in November as a part of the Austin SpeedTour occasion at CoTA. The USGP will now function the two-round championship finale for F4 U.S. rivals.
The F4 U.S. schedule will embody one follow, one qualifying session and two races.
“The addition of the F4 U.S. Championship to the Method 1 United States Grand Prix weekend is at all times thrilling for the F4 championship and it signifies our place as one of many main locations for younger drivers,” stated PMH CEO Tony Parella. “F4 U.S. continues to exceed expectations with giant fields of deeply gifted drivers. We’re excited to showcase our drivers in entrance of the highest motorsport professionals from world wide.”
Lengthy-time championship companion Honda Efficiency Growth will sponsor the double-header occasion for F4 U.S.
“Honda is proud to showcase know-how throughout a number of ranges of racing, with its Method 1 hybrid powertrain on the identical racetrack as its F4 U.S. Civic Kind R derived powertrain,” stated HPD President David Salters. “HPD is thrilled to energy the desires of younger drivers on the identical observe as their F1 heroes. We embrace their difficult spirit – it’s the identical difficult spirit that conjures up HPD engineers to work diligently on F4, FRA, Civic Touring Vehicles, HPD Ridgeline and the brand new IndyCar biofueled hybrid for 2023.”
F4 U.S. has been invited to the distinguished occasion since 2017, creating a serious enhance and pleasure for the FIA supported United States’ junior open-wheel collection.
Smashing the F4 worldwide single-event entry document, F4 U.S. almost maxed out the grid in 2019 with 38 drivers lining up for the F1-style standing begin in entrance of a sold-out crowd. The massive displaying noticed the F4 occasion grow to be the very best attended in historical past.
“After a difficult 2020, which included the lack of the Method 1 United States Grand Prix, it’s incredible to see the announcement of the return of the Method 1 Aramco United States Grand Prix with F4 U.S.,” stated Ligier Automotive CEO Max Crawford. “What a chance in 2021 to interrupt our earlier 38-car grid document and for our groups and drivers to take part at this Method 1 premier occasion.”
The total Honda-powered Ligier JS F4 discipline might be geared up with confirmed Hankook tires.
“We’re more than happy to see the F4 United States Championship becoming a member of the USGP at Circuit of The Americas,” stated President of Hankook Motorsport Danny von Dongen. “Hankook Tire has been a long-time supporter of method racing across the globe, and we’re proud to have F4 U.S. representing our model on the world stage once more this yr. Hankook stays dedicated to supporting the following era of racers and appears ahead to partnering with F4 at CoTA once more.”
The F4 U.S. championship winner will obtain a scholarship to enter Method Regional Americas Championship Powered by Honda for the 2022 season and the highest seven drivers will earn Tremendous License Factors to assist of their ascension by means of the FIA motorsport ladder.
FR Americas will nonetheless finish its season at CoTA as a part of the Austin SpeedTour November 5-7.
For extra schedule updates and extra details about F4, go to www.F4USChampionship.com