F4 U.S. Championship

Overview

Unique among this ladder category, drivers get three (3) hours of track time every race weekend, including two (2) free practice sessions, one (1) qualifying session and three (3) races. Starting grids are determined by fast times earned in qualifying for Race 1. Subsequent grids are based off fast times from the previous race.​ Point scoring is in accordance with global F4 series standards with the top-seven drivers in the overall Championship earn FIA Super License points. Team points are based on the team’s top-two cars in each individual race with prize money being awarded to the top-three drivers after each race. Beginning in 2021, the F4 U.S. Champion will earn a scholarship to advance to FR Americas.

Technology

Originally called Crawford F4, this Ligier JS F4 single-seater was selected by the FIA and SCCA Pro Racing to be the exclusive model in the F4 U.S. Championship in 2016. The fully carbon fiber chassis combines safety with the speed of a 2-liter Honda Civic Type-R engine that distributes 160 bhp to the spec Hankook tires.

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Chassis

LIGIER JS F4 · Carbon composite monocoque built to FIA technical regulations · Composite bodywork · Anti-intrusion side panels · Adjustable wings front and rear

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Engine

Honda 2.0-Liter · 4 cylinder · 160 hp

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Tires

Hankook F4

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Electronics

GEMS Performance Electronics · LDS3R display · PM3 electrical system

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Gearbox

Sadev 6-speed sequential · Pneumatic paddle shift system

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Specs

2745 mm wheelbase · 1750 mm width · 570 kg

Schedule

DateCircuitVenue
April 23-25Sonoma Raceway1.99-mile road course
April 29-May 01WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca2.238-mile road course
June 25-27Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course2.4-mile road course
July 16-18Brainerd International Raceway2.5-mile road course
September 24-26VIRginia International Raceway3.27-mile road course
November 05-07Circuit of the Americas3.427-mile road course

Our mission

The mission of JHDD is to develop our own drivers internally by educating and passing down all of our knowledge to help the drivers perform to the very best of their ability.

Our job is to give the drivers all the tools, assets and information to win. If we are able to take a young driver and teach them the correct driving techniques, racecraft and mindset from the beginning, all while building their confidence, maintaining a consistent message and sense of continuity, the driver will be rewarded with results and championships.

Who better to teach this than Team Principal, Jay Howard—former Road to Indy champion, INDYCAR driver and now championship-winning team owner—who has the experience, knows exactly what it takes and how to WIN.