BRDC F4 News: Zubair Hoque makes full-season debut with Sean Walkinshaw Racing

BRDC F4 LogoZubair Hoque makes his full-season BRDC Formula 4 Championship debut this year with the race-winning Sean Walkinshaw Racing outfit.

Cheshire-based Hoque graduated from karts to cars in last November’s BRDC F4 Winter Series, finishing fifth overall in a competitive field. Despite missing the previous 18 months to take his A-level exams, Hoque achieved top-five Read more of this post

BRDC F4 News: Kart racer Ismail joins Chris Dittmann Racing for 2015

BRDC F4 LogoChris Dittmann Racing has signed kart racer Omar Ismail as its first driver for the 2015 BRDC Formula 4 Championship.

Solihull-based Ismail will join the championship from the third meeting of the season, on the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit, in May when he turns 16. Despite missing the first two rounds of the season, extensive testing is scheduled to ensure he can hit the ground running. Read more of this post

BRDC F4 News: PIRELLI AND BRDC FORMULA 4

Pirelli LogoBurton upon Trent, January 8, 2015 – Pirelli has entered into an exciting new agreement with BRDC F4 creator and promoter MotorSport Vision to supply the MSV F4-013 cars with bespoke P Zero tyres from 2015, revealed today at the Autosport International Show in Birmingham.

These tyres have been developed specifically for junior single-seater racing by Pirelli engineers in Milan and incorporate learning from Pirelli’s participation in Formula One and feeder categories GP2 and GP3. The tyres will be Read more of this post

BRDC F4 News: BRDC F4 selects Formula 1’s tyre supplier, Pirelli

BRDC F4 LogoThe BRDC Formula 4 Championship, the UK’s leading single-seater motor-racing series, has agreed a new technical partnership with motorsport’s premier tyre manufacturer Pirelli, it was announced today at the Autosport International Show in Birmingham. All BRDC F4 cars will run on bespoke Pirelli P Zero tyres from 2015, moving BRDC F4 to the same tyre supplier as the GP3, GP2, and F1 championships. Read more of this post

BRDC F4 News: Lanan Racing sign karting star Jack Bartholomew for 2015

BRDC F4 LogoBritish karting star Jack Bartholomew steps up to the BRDC Formula 4 Championship in 2015 with Lanan Racing, the team which has claimed the past two drivers’ titles.

This is the 16-year-old’s first full season in car racing, following a karting career which began in 2008. Bartholomew showed promise from his earliest karting exploits, winning in Honda Cadets less than a month into his rookie season. Read more of this post

BRDC F4 News: Russell stars in GP3 prize test in Abu Dhabi

BRDC F4 LogoRussell stars in GP3 prize test in Abu Dhabi

BRDC F4 Champion George Russell starred on his GP3 prize test with Arden International today (Thursday), outpacing many more experienced drivers on newer tyres to post some of the day’s fastest times at the Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi. Read more of this post

BRDC F4 News: BRDC F4 to co-headline with British GT Championship in 2015

BRDC F4 LogoThe BRDC Formula 4 Championship will share top billing with the British GT Championship at all six UK-based GT rounds next year, as well as headlining two other race meetings.

This new arrangement for BRDC F4 continues the tradition of the UK’s leading single-seater series accompanying the GT programme. The British F3 Championship previously ran on the same programme as GTs, but in contrast to British F3’s decline in recent years, BRDC F4 has boasted consistently strong grids and the most competitive racing Read more of this post

BRDC F4 News: PetroBall Racing confirm di Mauro and Bortoleto for 2015

BRDC F4 LogoPetroBall Racing have confirmed that Brazilians Gaetano di Mauro and Enzo Bortoleto will remain with the team for the full 2015 BRDC F4 season.

Di Mauro and the team joined the BRDC F4 Championship in 2014, and immediately established themselves as regular top-10 contenders. Breakthrough results came in August, with a podium finish at Silverstone and then a first pole position and win at Brands Hatch. Read more of this post

BRDC F4 News: Winter honours up for grabs at Brands Hatch

BRDC F4 LogoThe 2014 BRDC F4 Winter Championship draws to a conclusion this weekend (22-23 November) on the Brands Hatch Indy circuit, with the title battle wide open with four races remaining.

HHC Motorsport’s Will Palmer looked to be stealing a march on his rivals at the opening round at Snetterton with three straight victories, but PetroBall’s Gaetano di Mauro ended the British driver’s hopes of a clean sweep with triumph in the final encounter. Read more of this post

BRDC F4 News: Adrian Newey:”BRDC F4 is by far the best choice for 2015″

BRDC F4 LogoF1 design legend Adrian Newey says that it was an easy decision for his 16-year-old son, Harri, to commit to the BRDC F4 Championship for 2015.

Speaking to Autosport magazine, Newey commented: “Our choices were French F4 or BRDC F4. These were realistic budgets. If you look at MSA Formula and Italian F4 the budget is two or three times more. It was pretty easy [to decide] to be honest.” Read more of this post

BRDC F4 News: Mectech Motorsport confirms Connor Jupp for Winter Championship

BRDC F4 LogoMectech Motorsport have confirmed Essex racer Connor Jupp, and will expand their line-up to two cars for the forthcoming Winter Championship, which commences at Snetterton on 8-9 November.

Jupp joined the BRDC F4 Championship for the second half of the 2014 season, showing good progress and making a breakthrough in the final events with several top-10 finishes. Read more of this post

BRDC F4 News: George Russell crowned 2014 BRDC F4 Champion after superb Snetterton victory

BRDC F4 LogoLanan Racing’s George Russell is the 2014 BRDC F4 Champion, after storming to victory in the final race of the year at Snetterton, emerging on top of a four way title fight on the final day, and winning the championship by just three points.

By winning the title, Russell secures £25,000 and a full test in an Arden Motorsport GP3 car at the official series test at Abu Dhabi’s Read more of this post

BRDC F4 News: Maiden win for Menchaca as title battle goes to final day

BRDC F4 LogoDiego Menchaca held off Douglas Motorsport team mate Charlie Eastwood to take his first ever BRDC F4 win today in a dramatic opening race at Snetterton, which had to be restarted following two early accidents.

Sennan Fielding fought through to take third and close the gap to the championship leaders, taking a podium position after a last lap Read more of this post

BRDC F4 News: BRDC F4 super-six set for Snetterton shootout

BRDC F4 LogoThe 2014 BRDC F4 Championship draws to a conclusion this weekend at Snetterton (25-26 October), with six drivers vying to emulate Jake Hughes and become champion, after a thrilling season of competition. The prize package is well worth fighting for. The 2014 champion will receive a test in an Arden Motorsport GP3 car at the official end-of-season test at Abu Dhabi, as well as a cheque for Read more of this post

BRDC F4 News: Piers Hickin joins Chris Dittmann Racing for Snetterton

BRDC F4 LogoChris Dittmann Racing has confirmed that Formula Renault BARC runner-up Piers Hickin has joined the team to contest the final round of the 2014 BRDC F4 Championship at Snetterton on 25-26 October, partnering Tom Bale at the Gloucestershire-based team.

Hickin, 17, claimed two victories in this year’s Formula Renault BARC championship at Croft and Silverstone, with an additional 10 podium finishes on his way to second place in the standings behind F4 graduate Pietro Fittipaldi. Read more of this post

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