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Performance Factor


Performance Factor

A new concept for the classification of Category 1 cars in hill climb.

The Performance factor (“the Pf”) is a new method of classifying the cars, aimed at making FIA Hill Climb Competitions as inclusive as possible.
From 2020, the FIA is introducing the Pf in the FIA Hill Climb Masters, contested by Drivers entering cars of Category 1 ("Closed cars").

Performance Factor (the “Pf”)

Each car is identified by a number of performance points (the Pf) determined by the calculation of 5 components: “racing weight”, “engine”, “aerodynamics”, “drivetrain” and “chassis”.
At an FIA event, the Category 1 cars are grouped in 5 different groups according to their performance level.



Note - Specific procedure for drivers and competitors in Category 1

Before registering with the organiser of the FIA Masterr Competition, Competitors and Drivers (Category 1 cars only) must:
- have registered the entered car on the Pf website  (;
- have filled in the Pf Technical Sheet;
- have obtained the two Pf and PF-ID identifiers associated with the entered car.



Pf Website

To obtain the Pf of the car, the driver fills in a technical form online. The online application handles the processing of the technical information and facilitates the use of the Pf formula (instantaneous calculation of the Pf). The procedure is free and personalised (around 40 fields to fill in). 

Test the Pf of your car on the Pf website :


2020 Technical Appendix - Category 1 cars

The Technical Appendix to the Sporting Regulations of the FIA Hill Climb Masters determines the eligibility criteria for FIA Category 1 cars. This document was approved by the World Motor Sport Council of 14 June 2019:


FIA Category 1 competitors and drivers must also comply with the Appendix of the Sporting Regulations "Pf Technical Sheet: Conditions and Tolerances":

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

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