2018 Formula Challenge season

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2018 Formula Challenge season
Competition Formula Challenge
Title Sponsor TBA
Platform Used 397rFactor2.png rFactor 2
Mod Used GPVWC CL modular
Carshape GP3 based
Engine Supplier(s) GPVWC 3.5L V6
Tyre Supplier(s) GPVWC brand G
Drivers' Champion
Teams' Champion
Formula Challenge Seasons
2012 · 2013 · 2014 · 2015 · 2016 · 2017 · 2018
GPVWC series in 2017
Career Ladder

Formula Challenge

Independent Series

International Touring Cup
World GT

The 2018 Formula Challenge season will be the 7th GPVWC Formula Challenge season.

Teams and drivers

Formula Challenge Team Team Owner Abbreviation Chassis Tyre No. Race Drivers Rounds Test/Reserve Driver(s)
England Apex Motorsport with Precision FX

England Stefan McCready

Apex FC-018 G 83 England Stefan McCready Wales Matt Richards
84 England Ben Willis
Netherlands Cenobite Motorsports

Netherlands Liam de Waal

Cenobyte FC-018 G 46 France Eneric Andre n/a
47 Bulgaria Ivan Leonov
Netherlands CM-Tech Racing

Netherlands Wopke Hoekstra

CM-Tech FC-018 G 48 India Sandeep Chodha n/a
49 Italy Daniele Brambilla
England Downforce Racing

England Jake Sanson

Downforce FC-018 G 53 England Harry Graham England Luke Browning
54 England Tom Davison
Netherlands Drillers Motorsport
United States Torrent Motorsports1
Netherlands Joey Vrolijk Drillers
FC-018 G 75 Italy Manuel Martini N/A
92 Hungary Balint Hammer
Poland Jan Woznica
Liechtenstein GPVWC Academy

Netherlands Menno Klont

GPVWC FC-018 G 100 Poland Konrad Zerebiec n/a
101 Germany Marc Veit
England Idos Motorsport
Germany Schubert Motorsport Simracing2
England Alex Skinner Idos
FC-018 G 80 England Ed Williams N/A
90 Poland Michal Galka
England Mayor Downard Racing Team

England Jack Mayor

MDR FC-018 G 78 Netherlands Wesley Stefano England Daniel Brewer
94 England Matthew Clipp
Scotland McKinlay Engineering

Scotland Ben Williamson

McKinlay FC-018 G 72 Colombia Osvaldo Angelone n/a
73 England Dominic Foster
England Sim-Ink Red Arrow Racing

England David Fidock

Red Arrow FC-018 G 65 England Chris Butcher England Chris Williamson
David Jundt
England Royal Blue Racing

England Matthew Clipp

Royal Blue FC-018 G 50 England James Early United States Tyler Parker
51 Madagascar Thomas Andriamiharisoa
England Shift Gear Racing

England Christopher Rabey

SGR FC-018 G 67 Peru Miguel de los Rios n/a
98 Ireland Luke Maguire
Canada STAX Racing

Germany Christian Zoerner

STAX FC-018 G 36 England Adrian Campfield n/a
37 England Chris Shepherd
Mexico TR Bluvos Motorsports

Mexico Michael Teichmann

TR FC-018 G 87 Germany Kevin Peters n/a
88 Germany Phillip König
England TTF Racing

England Tyrone Frith

TTF FC-018 G 41 Estonia Rauno Muru n/a
45 South Africa Bret Metcalf
Poland WSL Racing Team

Poland Mateusz Ziubinski

WSL FC-018 G 81 Poland Mateusz Ziubinski n/a
82 Poland Mateusz Dabrowski

Team changes

Mid-Season Changes

New entries

Technical changes

  • Drag Reduction System (DRS) was introduced to Formula Challenge for the first time in 2018.

2018 Calendar

Round Race Title Grand Prix Circuit Conditions Date Start Time
Track time GMT BST
1 Australian Grand Prix Australian GP Australia Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne TBC 27th February 2018 TBC 19:00
2 Chinese Grand Prix Chinese GP China Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai TBC 13th March 2018 TBC 19:00
3 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Azerbaijan GP Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit, Baku TBC 27th March 2018 TBC 18:00 19:00
4 Spanish Grand Prix Spanish GP Spain Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona TBC 10th Arpil 2018 TBC 18:00 19:00
5 Monaco Grand Prix Monaco GP Monaco Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo TBC 24th April 2018 TBC 18:00 19:00
6 Canadian Grand Prix Canadian GP Canada Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal TBC 8th May 2018 TBC 18:00 19:00
7 French Grand Prix French GP France Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet TBC 22nd May 2018 TBC 18:00 19:00
8 Austrian Grand Prix Austrian GP Austria Red Bull Ring, Spielberg TBC 5th June 2018 TBC 18:00 19:00
9 British Grand Prix British GP United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire TBC 19th June 2018 TBC 18:00 19:00
10 German Grand Prix German GP Germany Hockenheimring, Hockenheim TBC 3rd July 2018 TBC 18:00 19:00
11 Hungarian Grand Prix Hungarian GP Hungary Hungaroring, Budapest TBC 31st July 2018 TBC 18:00 19:00
12 Belgian Grand Prix Belgian GP Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa TBC 14th August 2018 TBC 18:00 19:00
13 Italian Grand Prix Italian GP Italy Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Monza TBC 28th August 2018 TBC 18:00 19:00
14 Singapore Grand Prix Singapore GP Singapore Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore TBC 11th September 2018 TBC 18:00 19:00
15 Japanese Grand Prix Japanese GP Japan Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka TBC 25th September 2018 TBC 18:00 19:00
16 United States Grand Prix United States GP United States Circuit of the Americas, Austin TBC 9th October 2018 TBC 18:00 19:00
17 Brazilian Grand Prix Brazilian GP Brazil Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo TBC 23rd October 2018 TBC 19:00
18 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Abu Dhabi GP United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island TBC 6th November 2018 TBC 19:00


The 2018 testing schedule is as follows:

Test Date Venue
Preseason Test 20th February 2018 Mexico Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City

Calendar changes