Argentina has a new category of first level monoposts to train pilots.
First world. This is the FIA Formula 4 Argentina, a new category of monoposts that will begin to roll this year in order to help the training of young pilots.
Unlike other specialties of this type that already exist in the country, such as Formula Renault 2.0 that accompanies the Super TC2000 or the Formula Plus, the new divisional stands out for using a imported chassis and by award points for the Super License necessary to race in Formula 1.
The FIA Formula 4 Argentina, which is responsible for Pablo Colazzo y Héctor “Tito” Pérez, will carry out in the remainder of 2019 some races sharing dates and stage with the Porsche GT3 Cup Trophy Argentina. For 2020 the first tournament on ten double dates and with a park of about 16 units.
The chassis chosen is the Mygale F4 made of carbon fiber built in France and approved by the International Automobile Federation. The front spoiler is one piece and the rear tooth two wings. In both cases they are variable.
The engine is a Geely AL-1C 4G20 Inline 4-Cylinder 2.0L Aspirated 160 HP made by Sodemo. The gearbox is Sadev six-speed sequential with pneumatic paddle-shifts system. The brakes are Brembo with two-piston calipers and ventilated discs on all four wheels. The tires, meanwhile, are Pirelli.
In the aspect of fullfilment of security requirements, the monoposto has front and rear shock absorption structures, anti-intrusion side pontoons, anti-roll bar, removable seat, head restraint system, wheel anchor cables, fire extinguisher and collapsible steering column.
“When I was working with Baltazar Leguizamón in the FIA F4 in the United States, I realized that in Argentina we had fallen far behind in terms of training formula drivers and from that moment on we began to fully explore all the options. possible ", explained Pérez,
“I also build competition cars, but in order to pass more than twenty FIA safety standards tests, some of which include high impacts to test their toughness, you would have to set up a factory in Europe. Finally, we chose the Mygale because they have excellent performance and are the most used among other F.4s worldwide due to their quality ”, He added.
The cost per race will be around u $ s 8.500. As a reference, it is worth noting that a test in Europe with one of these vehicles costs about u $ s 30.000.