The iRacing FIA F4 Esports Regional Tour will launch on iRacing later this year, and will adapt the regionally based real-world FIA F4 format to iRacing’s member base of sim racers. The series will feature weekly challenges in limited time slots against the other open-wheel sim racers from their region, iRacing said.
The iRacing FIA F4 Esports Regional Tour follows iRacing and the FIA’s announcement of an official licensing agreement for Formula 4 in May 2023. The series will be broken up into four regions—two European regions, Americas, and Asia/Pacific. Each region features a selection of tracks that are local and relevant to each region’s geography, iRacing said.
“It is great to see that the collaboration between the FIA and iRacing is continuing to develop,” said Nikolas Tombazis, FIA single-seater director. “The iRacing FIA F4 Esports Regional Tour will bring virtual and real-world racing even closer together and encourage the global development of new talents through close competition, which is exactly what Formula 4 Championships are doing.”
“The iRacing FIA F4 Esports Regional Tour is an amazing next step in our collaboration with the FIA around the Formula 4 platform,” said iRacing President Tony Gardner. “We have always shared the FIA’s vision of giving the next great racers an approachable platform to learn the skills they need to excel in real-world motorsport. Bringing the FIA Formula 4 to iRacing has been a successful starting point, and creating iRacing FIA F4 Esports Regional Tour divisions brings the real and virtual worlds even closer together as iRacers look to beat the best in their part of the world.”