The signs are clear that this year’s world-record-breaking Formula 4 SEA Championship season – fueled by Petron – will draw to a dramatic conclusion at the Sepang International Circuit from Dec 13-15.
The competition is expected to be intense as drivers jostle for the final championship positions in the four remaining races. After competing in nine Events, featuring a total of 36 races thus far, the drivers are down to the final stretch and will be going flat out to do their best and end the season on a high.
“The drivers have everything to gain in these last four races of what has been a highly competitive season. After working so hard all year, I don’t see any of the drivers easing off in this final weekend,” said Peter Thompson. “In fact, I believe we will see the best racing from the drivers in these last four races in Sepang.”
For those young drivers who have not made an impact yet this year, this will be the last opportunity to make it to the podium. “The drivers have improved tremendously due to the experience of competing in many races. And for those who are on the rise but have not made it to the podium, this will be their chance to prove themselves.”
In the previous Event 9, also at the Sepang Circuit last month, Irish driver Lucca Allen dominated the weekend with three victories – in Race 1, 2 and 3. Allen’s hopes of a clean sweep however were blocked by Finland’s Elias Seppanen who held off his rival to win Race 4.
For his hat trick of victories, Allen emerged the Event 9 overall winner. Seppanen was next in line after making it to the podium in the three earlier races while Malaysia’s Muizz Musyaffa was third. Muizz secured three third placings.
Meanwhile, the Rookie driver of Event 9 went to Seppanen with Malaysia’s Amer Harris and Frederico Peters of Portugal coming in second and third respectively.