In the build up to its debut later this year, the Mexican Formula 4 Series, officially named the F4 NACAM Championship will stage an exhibition event alongside the Formula One race this weekend, with the race happening on Sunday morning.
In total the series has announced that 20 drivers have signed up, including Mexican born, Fernando Urrutia, who competed in BRDC Formula 4 this year. During the season, Urrutia stood on the podium and finished fifteenth overall.
Despite it just being an exhibition event, the F4 championship has already attracted some big name with Esteban Gutierrez being announced as the advisor to the MartigaEG team, which is headed by former Champ Car driver David Martinez.
To add, Mario Dominguez, Champ Car driver, will head the series as a coach for the young drivers involved. The championship itself will run over the course of the winter and starts officially at the Puebla Circuit on November 28.
It will be the first F4 series to run during the winter break, but has decided to do so in an attempt to make the most of the cooler climate.
As for the car, the championship will use the same engine that has already been introduced in MSA Formula, with a Ford 1.6L Eco-Boost powering the cars along with a chassis from Mygale; yet another feature from the MSA and Australian F4 championships.
Last month F1 driver, Sergio Perez took it for a test drive, in which he completed three laps. He commented on the championship, saying; “I am glad to see that Mexico is involved in this new series already whereby the youth could start their process to reach Formula 1 without leaving the country.”