2014 will be a revolutionary season for Asian Formula Renault (AFR) Series as; the racing circus will go beyond China to Malaysia and will come up with several changes in regulations.
Next year, the AFR Series will feature a 6-weekend race schedule. Zhuhai will be, as usual, the base of the Series and will feature 4 race meetings in total as a supporting race for ZIC’s Pan Delta Super Series and Circuit Hero 500 weekend. The other 2 weekends will feature 3 races each in the Shanghai F1 Circuit and, for the first time since 2008, Sepang International Circuit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
With new calendar is out, the Series will undergo some changes in regulations. The most significant change will be that the race will now be a timed race with 25 minute plus one lap. There will be changes in qualifying format as well as Race 2 of each event will not be decided by Race 1 results but by the second best lap time set during the only qualifying session of the weekend. For weekends that will feature 3 races, which will be held in Shanghai and Sepang, the third race’s grid will be decided by the points-tally of Race 1 and Race 2.
This year’s Championship will still consist of 3 classes. International will still be the primary Championship. Asian will be a contest between rookies and Masters will be for Gentlemen drivers.
With new rules and new circuits in place, 2014 Asian Formula Renault Series season will be wide open for competitors and will be the one to watch for car enthusiasts.