The questions posed by British F4's imminent shake-up
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The questions posed by British F4's imminent shake-up

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It’s all change in British F4 next year with a different car, engine and promoter. But with the British motorsport governing body set to become a competitor to organising clubs, and a question mark over the external funding to replace the shortfall previously put in by Ford, a lot remains unclear

It’s been a long time since there’s been so much change to the top rungs of junior single-seaters in the UK at the same point. The developments for 2022 mark arguably the greatest upheaval since 2013, when British Formula Ford broke with tradition and became a slicks-and-wings category as it returned to the British Touring Car support bill and Jonathan Palmer’s MotorSport Vision organisation launched BRDC F4, which proved to be a hit at a time when the original British F3 was in its final, ailing throes and Formula Renault UK had recently met its demise.

Change was always on the cards for next year with the second-generation FIA F4 machines finally coming on stream. But the alterations are far more extensive than just a new car for British F4 – the series that emerged from British FFord.

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