BRITISH F4 PRIZES CONFIRMED FOR 2020 AVON TYRES NATIONAL FORMULA FORD CHAMPIONSHIP AND AIMSHOP.COM FORMULA FORD FESTIVAL
The F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford Ecoboost has confirmed it will be providing prizes for both the 2020 Avon Tyres National Formula Ford Championship and the 2020 AIMSHOP.COM Formula Ford Festival.
Off the back of a successful prize incentive from last year’s AIMSHOP.COM Formula Ford Festival, the British F4 promoters Racingline have elected to extend their offering into the 2020 season by putting two prizes up for two of the best performing BRSCC Formula Ford drivers this season. The Avon Tyres National Formula Ford Championship will offer a prize to its best scoring Pro Class driver at the end of the season aged 25 and under born after October 25th 1995, allowing them a key opportunity to make a vital step up in their racing career. Drivers will be looking to follow in the footsteps of 2019 champion Ross Martin, who drove his Team Dolan prepared Van Diemen RF99 to six wins on his way to clinching the title. For 2020, there’s set to be more at stake with this new prize as drivers will be battling hard to obtain a possible chance to work towards competing in British F4 in 2021.
The AIMSHOP.COM Formula Ford Festival prize will again be awarded to the best placed teen driver that contests the Grand Final on the weekend of October 24/25 2020. Irishman Jonathan Browne, the winner of last year’s Festival with Cliff Dempsey Racing, was the lucky driver to receive the prize in 2019 which saw him attend and contest the post-season Scholarship Day at Silverstone courtesy of front running team Fortec Motorsport. Casper Stevenson was announced as the winner of the Scholarship for 2020 and will be competing this season in British F4 courtesy of the prize to the value of £35,000. Exact details of what the two Formula Ford prizes for 2020 will comprise of are to be confirmed in due course.
Sam Roach, Company Founder & Managing Director of Racingline, spoke positively of the Formula Ford prize offerings stating “I’m delighted to be working with the BRSCC and two of the most prestigious Formula Ford titles in the world. Alongside Ford Performance, the heritage of Formula Ford has helped evolve the category to where we are today with British F4 and it’s pleasing to have seen a young driver like the 2019 Formula Ford Festival winner Jonathan Browne showcase his talents on last year’s Scholarship Day. I’m looking forward to seeing who succeeds in 2020 and how they progress in their careers. ”
BRSCC chairman Peter Daly added “Having Racingline and British F4 continue their support of our National Formula Ford and Formula Ford Festival competitions is fantastic. It allows us to continue creating a link for young, aspiring, career-minded drivers racing with us to potentially move through the ranks towards Formula 1 and cements Formula Ford as one of the best proving grounds in motorsport. With the history of Formula Ford deeply embedded in British F4, it’s the perfect connection and one we’re delighted to both continue and further enhance for 2020.”
The Avon Tyres National Formula Ford Championship is set to get underway with its opening rounds of the 2020 season at Silverstone International on April 18/19. Head to www.brscc.co.uk for more information on our calendar of events and the Championship.