2020 Formula Challenge season

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2020 Formula Challenge season
Competition Formula Challenge
Title Sponsor TBA
Platform Used 397rFactor2.png rFactor 2
Rounds 16
Mod Used GPVWC CL modular
Carshape F3-inspired
Engine Supplier(s) GPVWC 3400cc NA V6
Tyre Supplier(s) GPVWC brand G
Drivers TBD
Teams 15
Drivers' Champion
Martin Hemmingsen
Teams' Champion Brazil Neptune Simracing
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The 2020 Formula Challenge season will be the 9th GPVWC Formula Challenge season.

Teams and drivers

Formula Challenge Team Team Owner Abbreviation Chassis Tyre No. Race Drivers Rounds Test/Reserve Driver(s)
Spain Asombik Esports

Spain Ale Enamorado

Asombik FC-020 G 19 Spain Alejandro Enamorado Spain David Serra
29 Spain Ilias Fernández
England Downforce Scalextric Racing

England Jake Sanson

Downforce FC-020 G 39 England Deagen Fairclough England Sarah Moore
53 England Ben Caisley
Italy DriveGameSeat Racing Team

Italy Ezio Gazzola

DGS FC-020 G 15 Italy Filippo Caneo   TBC
18 Italy Matteo Bolco
Germany Eight-Six eRacing

Germany Justin Meister

Eight-Six FC-020 G 14 Germany Max Reichel Germany Justin Meister
20 Malta Luca Flask
Netherlands Fryslan Racing Team

Netherlands Gerrit de Vries

Fryslan FC-020 G 84 Netherlands Gerrit de Vries   TBC
99 Netherlands Daan Hut
Liechtenstein GPVWC Academy

Netherlands Menno Klont

Academy FC-020 G 100 Latvia Ernests Lapins   TBC
101 England George Whitehouse
Netherlands HGP Motorsport

Netherlands Frank Hamming

HGP FC-020 G 10 Netherlands Tom Vos   TBC
41 Italy Emanuele Dellera
Germany Madness Racing

Germany Lukas Lichten

Madness FC-020 G 30 Germany Lukas Lichten   TBC
31 Belgium Senne Stofmeel
Brazil Neptune Simracing

Brazil Rodrigo Carvalho

Neptune FC-020 G 21
Martin Hemmingsen
22 Estonia Paul August Laane
England Nova Simracing

England Josh Downard

Nova FC-020 G 69 Wales Isaac Morris   TBC
70 England Sam Holt
England Rookie Monsters

England Simon Marshall

Rookie Monsters FC-020 G 25 England Peter Jones   TBC
66 England Andrew Quartley
Germany RBA Racing

Germany Noah Chilla

RBA FC-020 G 11 Netherlands Guyon Branten Poland Szymon Frelik
37 Poland Patryk Roszak
Netherlands Santen Motorsports

Netherlands Jan Santen

Santen FC-020 G 2 England Daniel Hurlock Netherlands Martijn Everts
3 England Omari Watson
Netherlands THUnderdog

Netherlands Rienk Hoekstra

Thunderdog FC-020 G 67 Netherlands Rob Roosa Netherlands Rienk Hoekstra
95 United States Sven de Vries
England Team Gridline

England Rory Rothon

Gridline FC-020 G 23 England Thomas Harvey England Josh Reid
24 England Liam Rance
Italy Valle eSports

Italy Massimiliano Ribolli

Valle FC-020 G 12 Italy Massimiliano Ribolli   TBC
13 Greece Dionysis Faraos

Team changes

Only 5 teams remained from the end of 2019 season; DriveGameSeat, RTD, Santen, WSL and the GPVWC Academy team.

New entries

Returning entries

  • Storm Racing Team originaly entered the Formula Challenge, but later withdrew their entry, THUnderdog entered the Formula Challenge as replacement

Technical changes

  • To be confirmed

2020 Calendar

The 2020 calendar follows the 16-round limit introduced in 2019.

Round Grand Prix Circuit Date Start Time
1 Australian Grand Prix Australia Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne TBA 19:00
2 Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir TBA 19:00
3 Turkish Grand Prix Turkey Istanbul Park , Turkey TBA 19:00
4 Dutch Grand Prix Netherlands Circuit Park Zandvoort, Zandvoort TBA 18:00 19:00
5 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit, Baku TBA 18:00 19:00
6 Canadian Grand Prix Canada Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal TBA 18:00 19:00
7 French Grand Prix France Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet TBA 18:00 19:00
8 British Grand Prix United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire TBA 18:00 19:00
9 German Grand Prix Germany Hockenheimring, Hockenheim TBA 18:00 19:00
10 Belgian Grand Prix Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa TBA 18:00 19:00
11 Italian Grand Prix Italy Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Monza TBA 18:00 19:00
12 Singapore Grand Prix Singapore Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore TBA 18:00 19:00
13 Russian Grand Prix Russia Sochi Autodrom, Sochi TBA 18:00 19:00
14 Japanese Grand Prix Japan Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka TBA 18:00 19:00
15 United States Grand Prix United States Circuit of the Americas, Austin TBA 18:00 19:00
16 Brazilian Grand Prix Brazil Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo TBA 19:00


The 2020 testing schedule is as follows:

Test Date Venue
Preseason Test 19/02 United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit

Calendar changes

  • The Malaysian, Spanish and, controversially, Monaco Grands Prix were removed from the calendar. The Malaysian round had only been reintroduced in 2019, while the Spanish Grand Prix had been held, at different venues, since 2002. The Monaco Grand Prix, however, had been held every year since the formation of GPVWC, with the only exception of during the curtailed 2001 season.
  • The Dutch, French and Russian Grands Prix were reintroduced. The French race was last held in 2018 while Russia had been absent since the end of 2017. The Dutch Grand Prix, together with Zandvoort, was last held in 2012, despite an aborted attempt to hold the Grand Prix at Assen in 2016.
Preceded by:
2019 Formula Challenge season
GPVWC Formula Challenge season
Succeeded by:
2021 Formula Challenge season