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Vital Pathway from Karting to Formula 1 to return to Australia at the Shell V-Power Motorsport Park this weekend

Two days of pre-season testing is underway at the Shell V-Power Motorsport Park ahead of the  Australian Formula 4 Championships return this weekend.


FIA Formula 4 is the globally recognised pathway from Karting to Formula 1 and the collaboration between The Bend, series organiser Top Speed China and the governing body Motorsport Australia will see it return to Australian soil officially on Friday.


The local presence of F4 allows for young Australian drivers and those from the wider Asia-Pacific region to compete in the cars before heading overseas to race and progress further through the junior formulas of Formula 3 and Formula 2. Importantly, the winner of the championship will bank 7 super license points which is the highest of any open wheel racing category in Australia.


The Bend has become the home of F4 in Australia, housing the cars, hosting pre-season testing and staging the first two rounds of the championship. This weekend’s round will consist of 2x60 minute practice sessions on Friday, a further 30-minute practice session and 2x 15 minute qualifying sessions on Saturday with the first of 3x25 minute +1 lap races to commence on Saturday afternoon.  


12 entries are confirmed for Round 1 of the Australian F4 Championship joining the field of over 100+ cars competing across various categories in Event 3 of the SA Motor Racing Championships this weekend.


The event will be livestreamed via Blendline TV on YouTube across Saturday & Sunday and entry for spectators is free.



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