F4 US Championship
A competitive single-seater series in which drivers can take a valuable step towards graduating to the international motorsport stage
The series’ credentials
F4 US is a modern, domestic single-seater series that provides a professional environment in which Global Racing Group’s open wheel drivers can hone their skills and take a valuable step towards graduating to the international motorsport stage.
Each F4 US event consists of two practice sessions, a round of qualifying and three races. This maximises the amount of time our open wheel drivers get on track and accelerates their learning.
The F4 US championship is unique. It is the only domestic motor racing series in the world that is certified by the FIA – the governing body of world motorsport.
This is a significant endorsement; it gives added credibility to the drivers that are taking part in the series and helps to create a clear path into some of the biggest international motor racing series in the world.
The affiliation to the FIA also permits successful F4 US drivers to earn points towards their FIA Super Licence – the permit competitors must have in order to compete in Formula One.
The 2017 F4 US car is a modern open wheel racing machine that gives our aspiring drivers the chance to get to grips with the latest F1-inspired technology in a competitive, safe and exciting environment.
Built by respected US manufacturer, Crawford Composites, the robust US F4 chassis is powered by a highly-tuned 1600cc Honda engine that produces 160hp.
And with adjustable front and wings to maximise aerodynamic effect, a sequential gearbox that’s operated by a paddle shift system, and tyres that have been developed by official F1 tyre supplier, Pirelli, the F4 US car is a capable and exhilarating racing machine.
2017 F4 US calendar
The upcoming F4 US season will be contested across six race weekends and will visit two of America’s most iconic racing circuits.
These are the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the home of the world-famous Indy 500, and Circuit of the Americas, the current home of the US Grand Prix. The calendar is:
|Homestead-Miami Speedway||8-9 April|
|Virginia International Raceway||28-30 April|
|Indianapolis Motor Speedway||8-11 June|
|Canadian Tire Motorsport Park||8-9 July|
|Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course||12-13 August|
|Circuit of the Americas||14-17 September|
In addition to these race fixtures that guarantee three hours of track time, Global Racing Group will organise the following events to ensure its drivers benefit from a rounded development programme:
1 x SCCA Pro License training (4 days incl. GT & Formula car intro)
2 x Advanced formula car training events (three-day events with five hours per day in car)
6 x F4 test sessions (13 days with four hours per day in car)
1 x Rally and wet weather training event (three days in car and classroom)
6 x Track promoter test days (one day ahead of each race weekend)
1 x F1 race visit (in paddock with F1 team, drivers and engineers)
1 x Sponsor and marketing training event (one day in classroom)
1 x Business development training event (one day in classroom and ‘real’ meetings)
1 x Financial literacy training event (one day in classroom and ongoing contacts)
6 x ‘Give Back’ events and engagements with Children’s Hospitals
In the paddock
You only get one chance to make the right first impression. That’s the ethos that drives the thinking behind our set-up and approach in the F4 US paddock.
We have invested in the best transporters, hospitality facilities and team equipment to ensure we set the professional standard in the F4 US paddock.
We know that to record success on and off the race track, a team needs to act and look the part. There are no half measures at Global Racing Group – and that’s an approach which brings the results that our drivers and commercial partners are striving for.
Global Racing Group’s number one objective is always to see its drivers flourish. And we’re prepared to go the extra mile to ensure that happens, both during the racing season and at the end of it.
We are the only team on the F4 US grid to run an internal scholarship programme that offers a total prize fund of $40,000 to its drivers.
The highest-placed driver at the end of the 2017 season wins $20,000 to put towards their 2018 budget, while the second driver wins $10,000 and the third and fourth drivers each receive $5,000.