Ford F4 British Championship

The F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost is the UK’s premier single-seater series

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F4 British Championship (BTCC)

06 April 2019 - 07 April 2019

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CONTACT DETAILS

If you would like to get involved or need further information, use the contact details below to find out more via the championship co-ordinator


Eve Lake-Grange - Championship Co-Ordinator

08456 805077 / 07983 364933

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Damian Meaden - Marketing & Communications

07564 762018

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Eve Lake-Grange - Championship Co-Ordinator

08456 805077 / 07983 364933

send email
Damian Meaden - Marketing & Communications

07564 762018

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About the Ford F4 British Championship

The F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost is the UK’s premier single-seater series, the only championship open to 15-year old drivers and the first step on the FIA motorsport ladder to Formula 1.

It stands as the most remarkable initiative in junior single-seater racing since the launch of the original Formula Ford in 1967; a concept which helped develop and mould the careers of so many of motor racing’s great names.

Britain’s official version of the FIA’s Formula 4 concept was introduced in 2015 and is widely regarded as the most competitive junior single-seater championship in the world.

Powered by the race-proven Ford 1.6 litre EcoBoost engine, which is tuned to deliver the FIA’s maximum permitted 160 PS, the championship’s carbon-fibre monocoque chassis provides drivers with a safe, reliable and economical means of getting on the grid for the first time.

Designed to be a globally recognized, yet affordable step between karting and F3, the F4 British Championship has established itself as theplace for junior drivers from around the globe to embark upon their single-seater careers and make their first strides to F1.

That system was validated in 2018, with 2015 Champion Lando Norris becoming the first graduate to reach the pinnacle of motorsport after being signed to partner Carlos Sainz Jr. at McLaren for 2019 following subsequent standout campaigns in F3 and F2.

Another rich crop of Ford EcoBoost-powered talent provided plenty of thrilling wheel-to-wheel action in 2018, with the ‘Green Arrow’ – Kiern Jewiss – taking 6 wins en route to the title, and a first Teams’ success for Double R Racing.

Red Bull Junior Team members Jack Doohan and Dennis Hauger provided an equally thrilling fight for the Rookie Cup honours, eventually settled by a mere 15 points in the former’s favour and earning him free entry in 2019.

The F4 British Championship plays a starring role on ITV4’s live television coverage as the sole single-seater support event on the TOCA package. Racing in Britain – the home of F1 – with a 30-race schedule in front of the British Touring Car Championship’s massive spectator fanbase at the UK’s major circuits, and millions more nationwide.

The fight resumes once more in 2019, with the most coveted prize in British single-seater racing on offer: to be crowned FIA British Formula 4 Champion. FIA Super License points will be awarded to the top seven drivers to enable their progression up the motorsport ladder and the Champion will receive a fully-funded test with a leading FIA F3 team.

Attractive purchase price

One of the chief attractions of the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford is its remarkable value for money. Not only has the cost of a new chassis been kept to a minimum, careful attention has been paid to the cost of consumables and ease of repair. The technical regulations provide strict governance to ensure that a cap is kept on running costs. The F4 British Championship is the only British series running to the FIA’s mandated price cap system. This enables affordable racing and ensures one of the lowest running costs of any single-seater car.

Powered by Ford EcoBoost

The motive power for our FIA Formula 4 car, the 1.6 litre DI turbocharged EcoBoost, is a mainstay of Ford’s performance car range. The 160 PS unit is designed and manufactured by Ford in Britain and supplied at a price to meet the FIA’s mandated price cap. It is the only engine homologated by the FIA for use in F4 chassis in the UK.

The engines and their electronic management systems are sealed and tuned to the FIA’s maximum permitted 160 PS; following dyno testing and power matching to +/- 1.5% tolerance to ensure a level and fair playing field.

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Chassis by Mygale

The Mygale F4 chassis, which has also been supplied to the Australian, Mexican, Chinese and Malaysian markets, is designed around FIA F3 level safety requirements; including front and rear impact absorbing structures, anti-intrusion front and side panels, roll hoops, FIA head restraint system, wheel restraining cables, FIA safety seat and retractable steering wheel and column.

Tyres by Hankook

F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford cars race on Hankook F200 slick and Hankook Z206/7 wet-weather tyres, identical in construction to those employed in the FIA European F3 Championship. This means drivers are be able to gain valuable experience of the tyres and their characteristics ahead of their next step up the FIA single-seater pyramid.

Driver eligibility

The F4 British Championship is open to drivers aged 15 years and above. Entrants must be members of the BRSCC and in possession of a valid MSA Competition (Racing) National A status Licence as a minimum, or

  1. A valid MSA Competition (Racing) National B licence, with the driver having satisfactorily completed the Advanced ARDS course, or
  2. be a professional driver in possession of a valid licence (featuring an EU flag) and medical issued by the ASN of a member country of the European Union, or comparable country.

Costs

Registration to the F4 British Championship costs £2,500 (£2,000 for Challenge Cup drivers) and a full year’s entry to all races an additional £11,000. Round by round entry costs £1,500.

* All costs exclude VAT.

EVENT DATE CIRCUIT INFO
1 06 Apr 2019 - 07 Apr 2019 Brands Hatch Indy Event
2 27 Apr 2019 - 28 Apr 2019 Donington Park National Event
3 18 May 2019 - 19 May 2019 Thruxton Event
4 15 Jun 2019 - 16 Jun 2019 Croft Event
5 29 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019 Oulton Park International Event
6 03 Aug 2019 - 04 Aug 2019 Snetterton 300 Event
7 17 Aug 2019 - 18 Aug 2019 Thruxton Event
8 14 Sep 2019 - 15 Sep 2019 Knockhill Event
9 28 Sep 2019 - 29 Sep 2019 Silverstone National Event
10 12 Oct 2019 - 13 Oct 2019 Brands Hatch GP Event

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