The fifth event in the 10 event 40 race 2019 Formula 4 south East Asia Championship came to a close with Elias Seppanen winning the final race and the weekend. He just beat out Shihab Al Habsi for the top spot, winning three races and dominating the event.
The final race of the weekend saw Seppanen back on pole. The Finn set the fastest and second fastest times in qualifying, landing him the position on the front row, alongside Allen.From the start Allen had the pace and gave the rookie all he had. But Elias didn’t break under the pressure and kept his composure to lead from the first lap.
Sneha was on pole in the third race, alongside rookie Muhammad Ibrahim. But the star of the show was Elias who danced past into first by the third corner with Shihab hot on his heels just before the safety car was deployed to recover a beached car at turn three.
Sneha Sharma got a strong start from second on the grid, peaking at the leader, but Alister did one better. The Malaysia blew past into first through the first corner with the mass of cars blocking out the rest of the grid through turn two and three.
Elias Seppanen blasted off the line in the seventeenth race of the season! The Finn flew away with Yash Aradhya and Lucca Allen just behind him. The Irishman seemed to get a better start than the Indian as they raced through turn 1 and down into the opening lap, Allen was all over the back of Aradhya, but the local racing hero held him at bay. The battle though gave Elias the space he needed to get away from the pack and the Finn started to build a nice lead for himself.
MADRAS (9th July 2019) – After four closely-contested rounds, the expectations are running sky high this week as the FIA Formula 4 Championship – fueled by Petron – reaches its halfway mark. Adding to the suspense and anticipation is the fact that this F4 SEA Championship will be making its debut at the Madras Motor Sport Circuit here.
Mohammad Ibrahim is a 16-year-old racer from India, who has been fascinated by racing cars since childhood and starting karting in 2017. The youngster, who still has another year to finish at school, achieved 5th place in the world karting grand finals representing India. Mohammad is fully supported and motivated by his family and his goal is to pursue a career as a top race car driver ambassador for India