CAMS PAYCE Australian Formula 4 Championship
The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport's new single seater CAMS Australian Formula 4 Championship began in 2015.
It is a developmental single seater open-wheel racing category for young drivers who are serious about a pathway to the top of motor sport.
The new category will focus on driver development rather than car development in order to minimise costs, will be both nationally and internationally relevant and integrate with the CAMS Driver Development Program. Drivers must be at least 15 years old.
The FIA has drawn up regulations that enable manufacturers to obtain homologation of their chassis and engines. With carbon-fibre monocoque meeting FIA F3 safety standards and engines developing around 150hp, the Formula 4 cars will provide young drivers with the perfect tool in which to learn about single-seater racing.
The success and credibility of a championship stems largely from the degree of technical fairness that exists between competitors.
Partnering with PAYCE as major sponsor of the championship, CAMS has announced Ford as the engine partner, with the sole tyre supplier being Hankook Tyre, and Castrol as official oil partner.
Six slick tyres will be available at each event per car, along with wet weather tyres available in the event of inclement weather.
FORMULA 4 AT A GLANCE
Engine: 1.6 litre turbo, 160bhp, minimum longevity of 10,000km
Chassis: FIA homologated Mygale carbon monocoque
Transmission: Six speed sequential
Brakes: Twin pot callipers
Suspension: Double wishbones and pushrods, twin dampers, adjustable anti-roll bar
Dimensions: 3350 x 1750 x 950mm
Aerodynamics: Adjustable front and rear wings
Safety: FIA standard impact absorbing structures, anti-intrusion side panels, roll bars, removable seat, wheel restraint cables, onboard fire extinguisher, retractable steering column
Structure: x2 Free Practice sessions; x1 Qualifying session; x3 Races