Who’s worth watching?
MSA Formula graduates Lando Norris, Ricky Collard and Toby Sowery will all definitely be worth keeping an eye on, even if their campaigns may be compromised one way or another.
Reigning MSA Formula champion Norris will be dovetailing his F4 attack with the Formula Renault Eurocup and Northern European Cup, so he will almost undoubtedly skip one round – there are two clashes with the Eurocup.
Mclaren Autosport BRDC Award finalist Sowery’s deal is just for the first round, but there’s potential for that to be extended.
Collard is the only one of the three with a full-season deal [with Carlin], so is in the hot seat. He says: “I think I’ve got the best opportunity I’ve ever had. This is an important year for me. Finishing second in MSA Formula last year was great, but I need to aim that one place higher. The car is great, with lots of instant power and an impressive change of direction.”
Other drivers capable of fighting at the front include MSA Formula race winner Matheus Leist (Double R), karting star Enaam Ahmed (Douglas), Formula Jedi champion Ben Hingeley and rising star Omar Ismail (both HHC).