In 2017 Simon is competing in the Australian Formula 4 Championships, driving for Team BRM.
What is Formula 4?
Formula 4 or simply 'F4' as it is known, is a developmental single seater open-wheel racing category for young drivers who are serious about a pathway to the top of motor sport.
It is based on the new FIA international regulations for Formula 4 with a focus on keeping costs down and guaranteeing the highest possible safety standards. It’s built on four cornerstones: technical regulations, organisational standards, sporting regulations, and marketing and communications.
F4 RACE FORMATS
In order to maximise track time during race weekends and to highlight the performances of the best drivers, use of a sporting formula inspired by the FIA Formula 3 European Championship is being used for Formula 4.
F4 RACE WEEKEND FORMATS
DAY 1 Free Practice 1, Free Practice 2
DAY 2 Qualifying, Race 1
DAY 3 Race 2, Race 3
Race 1 Fastest qualifying times set in Q1
Race 2 Reverse grid with first ten drivers from Race 1
Race 3 Second fastest qualifying times set in Q1
FIA F4 POINTS SCORING
Scoring championship points is based on the FIA international championships scale:
Points are awarded in order of 25, 18, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 and 1 point for the ten first drivers of each race.