Unique among this ladder category, drivers get three hours of track time every race weekend, including two free practice sessions, one qualifying session and three races (the Formula 1 race-weekend schedule will be abbreviated). Starting grids are determined by fast times earned in qualifying for Race 1. Subsequent grids are based off fast times from the previous race.

Point scoring is in accordance with global F4 series standards and are awarded as follows:

Position Points
First 25
Second 18
Third 15
Fourth 12
Fifth 10
Sixth 8
Seventh 6
Eighth 4
Ninth 2
Tenth 1

The top-seven drivers in the overall Championship earn FIA Super License points as follows:

Position Super License Points
First 12
Second 10
Third 7
Fourth 5
Fifth 3
Sixth  2
Seventh 1

Prize money is awarded to the top-three drivers after each race.  Seventeen races are schedule for the 2018 season. 

Position Prize Payout
First $1500
Second $650
Third $350

Contingency Prizes for the regular 2018 season include:

Prize Name

Prize Payout

Awarded To

The Cameron Das Fast Qualifier Award presented by Worldeye

$500/event

The driver with the fastest lap time in qualifying

The Sabelt Hard Charger Award

Pair of Sabelt racing gloves

The competitor who gained the most positions during the event weekend

End of Season Contingency Prizes for 2018 include:

Prize Name

Prize Payout

Awarded To

The Cameron Das Fast Lap Award presented by Worldeye

$2000

The driver with the most fast-lap times in the 2018 season

The Sabelt Award

Suit kit

The 2018 Season Champion

The Catherine Crawford Most Improved Driver Award

$5000

The most improved driver in the 2018 season

In 2018, the F4 U.S. champion will earn a scholarship to advance to F3 Americas. SCCA Pro Racing has also restructured the end-of-season prize payout to award the top-10 overall competitors prize money. The official earnings will be announced in early 2018. 

Team points are based on the team's top-two cars in each individual race.