FOR­MULA 3

REIMAG­INED

Motor Sport News - - Brdc F4 Preview -

Af­ter a much­la­mented year’s ab­sence Bri­tish For­mula 3 re­turns this week­end. Well, sort of.

The BRDC For­mula 4 Cham­pi­onship is cat­e­gor­i­cally not Bri­tish F3, but it is as close as this coun­try will get within the fore­see­able fu­ture. The cre­den­tials of the class with its more pow­er­ful car have even been no­ticed by the FIA, de­spite only eight races be­ing run so far dur­ing last year’s Au­tumn Tro­phy.

The cham­pi­onship looks to have all of the in­gre­di­ents needed to fill the void left be­hind by the loss of one of Bri­tain’s long­est-run­ning sin­gle-seater cat­e­gories.

The new Tatuus-cos­worth F4-016 has proven quick, way clear of the lap times of MSA For­mula and only just shy of those of mod­ern F3s, and the cal­en­dar stacks up too, with two ac­tive grand prix cir­cuits in­cor­po­rated. It’s even slot­ted nicely into the gap left by Bri­tish F3 on SRO’S Bri­tish GT pack­age (bar­ring this week­end’s stand­alone open­ing round at Snet­ter­ton). Here are five es­sen­tial things you should know about the re­vamped cham­pi­onship.

BRDC F4 cars are quick, Nasr (below) has F3 lap record

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