Formula F4S

Formula 4s

F4s Powerboat racing


India, the Jewel in the Queen Victoria’s crown, shone its light on Hayling Island this week when Powertech’s Sam Whittle won the F4 World Championship round in Amaravati, India.

Sam (26) has been racing in the2018 F4s powerboat race class as a member of F1 Team Atlantic with his father Keith Whittle acting as his chief engineer. Being members of Team Atlantic has taken them across the globe with races in Portugal, London, China, India, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The next round is in Abu Dhabi and Sam is only 17 points away from winning the World Championship.
Powerboat racing runs in the family. Keith Whittle is a champion and world record holder in his own right and Sam has already won the British Championship so the step up onto a global stage has been part of the teams inexorable progress.
“India was fantastic,” said Sam. “There were over 120 000 people watching and I felt like a movie star. Everyone wanted a selfie. It took me 20 minutes to walk from the pits to the podium because of the crush.”


Powertechs Sam Whittle went to China with F4

Sam managed a solid second place after a slow start after dropping to 3rd behind Lindholm from Finland but soon regained place with a great move inside on lap one, congratulations to Mohamed Al Mehairbi for a start to finish win.

Race 2 finished with a disappointing 4th place and 3 seconds a lap slower than previous race, turns out the boat was full of water that we are now looking into, but on the plus side Sam has come 3rd overall with his first F1H2O podium and scored valuable championship points raising him to 4th. With 6 rounds to go. Next race Amaravati in southern India 17th & 18th November.





F1 Atlantic Team – London F4 – Sunday 17th June 2018

After Saturdays misfortune Sam Whittle showed a great strength of will and want. Today after a fourth place in training Sam finished the race in second place. Fantastic work Sam


F1H2O Grand prix and F4 races London EXCEL 15th June 2018

16th June 2018 After a fantastic start Powertech’s Sam Whittle managed to get into 2nd coming out of the 1st corner. But unfortunately blustery conditions Sam flipped. Lucky he walked away with no injuries ready for the race on Sunday.


F1H2O Grand prix and F4 races London EXCEL 15th June 2018


Powertech Marine’s Sam Whittle has secured a drive in the F4-S Series organised by H20 Racing. Sam will be driving for Duarte Benevente’s F1 ALANTIC TEAM.

The World Championship series will take him to Portugal, London, China, Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Sam says ” This is a great opportunity for me and I am really looking forward to visiting new venues and working with a truly professional team, I would like to thank Duarte and F1 TEAM ATLANTIC for giving me this opportunity.”

To keep up to date with Sam’s progress through the season follow F1 H20

Engine HP: 60HP
Engine CC: 850CC
Engine Manufac.: Mercury
Hulls: Molgaard, Burgess, Hall, Gardin, Baba


This is a new class in the UK for 2013 and is the green alternative to the original F4 class. The classes will run together during the transition from F4 to F4s as the entry level Circuit catamaran class for drivers aged 14 upwards with no upper age limit.

The class has been running across the world the last 4 years and competitions are held at National, European and World level as well an additional support class at the world F1 series.

F4s Powerboat Racing uses a tunnel hull catamaran design of a smaller size to the F2 Powerboat but is capable of both high speeds and exceptional manoeuvrability. Due to their specially designed hulls, F4s boats are able to turn almost instantaneously making racing extremely exhilarating.

Using factory ‘standard’ engines where modifications are forbidden, the F4s Class keeps running costs to a minimum and produces close, competitive racing.

Most of the UK’s F2 drivers perfected their skills in the F4s class before going on to win at both National & International level.

F4s 14yrs +
Hull Material Carbon Fibre, Kevlar, Synthetic Fibre
Length 3.90m
Width 2.00m
Weight 350kg (including driver)
Engine Mercury 60EFI
Engine Capacity 995cc
Horse Power 60 hp
Top Speed 70mph
Max rpm 6200 rpm
Safety Features Reinforced Safety Cell, Deformable Pickles & Nose Cone.


Keith Whittle (Owner of Powertech Marine Ltd) 130mph Powerboat Crash and flip on Coniston Water, UK