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.
After missing out on the first two races of the Formula 4 SEA Championship - fueled by Petron - here at the Buriram International Circuit, Omani driver Shihab Al Habsi’s determination and tenacity paid off when he won the third race today.Starting from sixth on the grid, Shihab was a driver on a mission today. After 12 laps, which he completed in 21 minutes 05.783 seconds, Shihab found himself at the top of the podium.
BURIRAM (14th June 2019) – Lucca Allen and Shihab Al Habsi tried everything they could to outdo each other in the first race of Round 4 of the Formula 4 SEA Championship – fueled by Petron – at the Buriram International Circuit today. In the end though, it was Irish ace Allen who prevailed in the thriller of a race and claimed his fifth victory of the season.
The first Iraqi Formula 4 driver, based in Jordan where he attends international school, Ali is another driver who must juggle education and racing. Akabi is managed by Hamza Dirhani - an ex-Meritus Formula BMW driver. His racecraft impressed the team during rounds 1 and 2 of the FIA F4 SEA 2019 championship, however school exams caused him to miss the following events and he had to retire from the championship after the fourth round to focus on his education.