No new car for British F4 in 2019
British Formula 4’s organiser has decided not to introduce a new car until the 2020 season at the earliest.
Following a World Motor Sport Council meeting late last year it was announced that all of the existing Fia-backed F4 championships must switch to a new car, featuring the halo cockpit-protection device, by the 2024 season. British F4 evaluated whether to introduce a new car for next year, but with the limited time available and other significant changes to the junior single-seater ladder in the works – including International F3 replacing GP3 and a number of new Regional F3 series – organisers decided it would be best to wait until 2020.
Championship promoter Sam Roach explained: “It’s a pretty tight turnaround to have new cars ready in six months’ time – it’s a lot of work to manufacture a new monocoque and we don’t want to rush. We are pretty happy to give time for the F3 dust to settle.
“We are working closely with the FIA, the [UK governing body] Motor Sports Association and car constructor Mygale on what the next steps are going to be.”
The Mygale M14-F4 car has been used since 2015, when what was British Formula Ford became FIA F4. So far, no F4 series bosses have confirmed a car change, and it was reported last month that the German series is also planning to wait until 2020 at the earliest.
British F4 won’t swap to a new car before 2020