MSA For­mula name change not soon

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Ford MSA For­mula chief Sam Roach has down­played sug­ges­tions that the cat­e­gory could be im­mi­nently re­named as Bri­tish F4.

FIA Sin­gle Seater Com­mis­sion pres­i­dent Ste­fano Domen­cali had told Au­tosport last week that such a move would hap­pen “within a cou­ple of days” af­ter Jonathan Palmer had ap­par­ently re­lin­quished the F4 nam­ing rights as his se­ries has been re­branded as BRDC Bri­tish For­mula 3.

How­ever Roach said that a name change would not hap­pen yet. “We are just wait­ing for de­ci­sions from the MSA,” he said.

Domeni­cali said that the cat­e­gory be­com­ing Bri­tish F4 would make the UK’S sin­gle-seater lad­der clearer. “Last year [in Bri­tain] there was great con­fu­sion and we re­ceived a re­quest from the MSA to find a so­lu­tion,” he said. “This was an ac­cept­able com­pro­mise for the Bri­tish fed­er­a­tion to be aligned with the FIA strat­egy.”

Domeni­cali (l) wants change

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