The Real Federación Española de Automovilismo (RFEDA) and TATUUS have reached a multi-year agreement whereby, from 2022, the Spanish Formula 4 Championship will run the second generation of the successful Italian single-seater christened TATUUS F4 T-021.
The Spanish Formula 4 Championship, throughout its six years of life, has established itself as one of the best F4 competitions in the world thanks to its exponential growth in each season.
Since its creation, the maxim has been to offer teams and drivers an attractive package in terms of car, circuits and weekend format, whose value for money would be attractive to young talents coming from karting.
Thus, after ratifying the new FIA regulations for the Formula 4 championships, the RFEDA confirms the Spanish championship as one of the benchmarks in the category by extending the relationship that began with TATUUS in 2016 and that, from next season, will be reinforced with the introduction of the new TATUUS F4 T-021 as the only official single-seater of the Spanish Formula 4 Championship.
This chassis will replace the current T-014 (maintains FIA homologation until 2023) and will feature for the first time a halo, the main safety element introduced by the FIA in single-seater categories at international level since 2018.
In addition to multiple safety improvements in the monocoque structure or the driver’s seat, the TATUUS F4 T-021 will also introduce other new features such as an improved braking system, a lighter gearbox tailor-made for this chassis or a new steering wheel.
All this, together with a renewed data acquisition and Marelli software and the so far unpublished space for energy storage, will make the T-021 suitable for the hybridisation of its 1.4L engine prepared by Abarth and Autotecnica.
Therefore, the aforementioned updates will make the second generation of the TATUUS F4, once again, not only the benchmark for Formula 4 championships around the world, but also the basis for future single-seaters in other competitions, as was the case with the first generation.
Manuel Aviño, President of the RFEDA, celebrates the agreement reached by highlighting the value that the competition has acquired based on its excellent reputation over the years. “After consolidating its position as a leading F4 series, the Spanish Formula 4 Championship continues to evolve in terms of safety and organization, with news such as the one we are celebrating today. Thanks to the format adopted by the event in 2018, with the teams and the Spanish Federation working towards the same goal, we now have a powerful championship, which aspires to lead the world Formula 4 scene. I only have words of thanks for Tatuus and the whole team of the Agrupación Deportiva F4 Spain for their commitment to this project”.
From the Italian firm they are proud of this agreement as shown by the words of its CEO Giovanni Delfino: “Tatuus Racing and Autotecnica Motori are proud and honored to have been chosen by the Spanish Federation as the chassis and engine partners for the new generation of Formula4 cars and for the start of this new era.
We have participated the growth of a Championship that, during the years, has increased its numbers and its popularity, becoming a reference among the F4 National Series, up to this announcement which is coming first in Europe.”
They emphasize that, under FIA guidelines, they have managed to build a car whose performance and safety conforms to the newest directives of the International Federation: “Following FIA requirements, the design and layout of the Tatuus F4-T021 will increase safety and performance. It will give drivers the opportunity to get out of karting and enter the world of Formula racing in a car that will be the perfect start of a path that will take them to the top Series”.