Finland's Elias Seppanen bounced back to snatch the final race of the FIA Formula 4 SEA Championship - fueled by Petron - at the Sepang International Circuit today.The 16-year-old Seppanen, who had to withdraw at the end of the second lap of Race 3 earlier this afternoon due to technical reasons, rebounded to claim Race 4 in 18 minutes 46.542 seconds.
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.
SEPANG (25th November 2019) – Ireland’s Lucca Allen emerged the big winner when he dominated proceedings with three victories in Event 9 of the FIA Formula 4 SEA Championship - fueled by Petron - at the Sepang International Circuit yesterday.
Lucca Allen got a fantastic start in race 33. The sizzling Irishman filed in behind Elias Seppanen, blocking Muizz Musyaffa from making a move, before taking the outside line at T1 in a bid to dive up the inside at T2. The action up front was just ahead of the battle for fourth between Fred Peters and Luke Thompson.
Formula 4 SEA – fuelled by Petron – 29 September 2019 Elias Seppanen had a truly fantastic weekend here at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia, supporting the Malaysian Championship Series from the 27-29 September.The Finn won three out of four races of the eighth event in the 10-event 40-race 2019 F4 SEA Championship, putting himself in first overall in the weekend ahead of the Malaysian Rocket Muizz Musyaffa.
Race 32 put Elias Seppanen back on pole. The Fiery Finn lined up alongside the man who would be his main competition for the championship, Lucca Allen. Seppanen got away well, with Allen hot on his heels while Muizz Musyaffa blocked out the rest of the grid.
Race 31 was back to a standing start and it was a welcome sight to see the pack lined up under the red lights on Sunday morning. Sneha Sharma was on pole in her purple number 9, with the entire grid on slicks in damp conditions.
Race 30 was a rolling start again, continuing the trend from the morning race, but this time with a reverse grid and newcomer John Dizon on pole! John led the pack down into the first corner for the Philippines while Muizz blocked out Elias. Simultaneously Fred and Nico went either side of Sneha squeezing her out while Lucca went all the way around the outside into fourth and Muizz pinched a spot through T2.
Race 29 saw a slight change to the start procedure with the circuit opting for a rolling start after a small issue with the starting lights. The Fiery Finn wasn’t about to let that ruin his day and put his foot to the floor coming out of turn 15, with the sizzling Irishman hot on his heels.
It was a wet morning for race 27 here in the Sepang International Circuit. The reverse grid put Sharma on pole ahead of Thompson and Shoji. The Irishman went around the outside of Sneha through turn 1 as Hadrian and Shihab went three wide with Fred, who had found his way into third. The Frenchman took the outside line through the corner and for a second it looked like he didn’t carry enough speed, but then he dived up the inside of T2 and surged into third, with Fred in fourth and Shihab a close fifth.
Hadrian wins race 26 despite intense competition from the Malaysian rocket, who sets the fastest lap!
With the reverse grid in race 26 we were set for some action-packed racing. Sneha Sharma started on pole, with Muhammad Ibrahim and Frederico Peters just behind her. The trio raced through the first sector of the track with the Portuguese rookie managing to find his way to the front!
Fredrico Peters is a Portugese karter, and up-and-coming motorsport professional, backed by his father. A passionate motorsport fan, Fred participate in 4 events of the 2019 F4 SEA championship as his first transition from karting. His focus and professionalism will ensure that he will be a great championship title winner in 2020.