MSA For­mula re­badged as Bri­tish For­mula 4

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MSA For­mula has been re­named the F4 Bri­tish Cham­pi­onship cer­ti­fied by FIA – pow­ered by Ford with im­me­di­ate ef­fect.

The name change had been on the cards ever since Jonathan Palmer re­lin­quished the F4 nam­ing rights when his BRDC F4 se­ries was re­badged as Bri­tish F3 ear­lier this year.

Now the MSA, FIA and cham­pi­onship of­fi­cials have agreed to change the name of Britain’s FIA F4 se­ries.

Cham­pi­onship man­ager Sam Roach said: “Hav­ing the Bri­tish F4 ti­tle is a big boost for us and it just makes things much clearer to any driv­ers com­ing in.

“Part of the prob­lem we’ve had is that any non-bri­tish driver look­ing to race in the UK would search for Bri­tish F4 and get the wrong cham­pi­onship. It was con­fus­ing and just mud­died the wa­ters.

“Now we have a clear F4 and F3 lad­der in the UK again. This is also great glob­ally for us as ev­ery coun­try had its own FIA F4 branded cham­pi­onship al­ready, so now we have a clear one too.”

FIA Sin­gle Seater Com­mis­sion pres­i­dent Ste­fano Domeni­cali said it is es­sen­tial that F4 achieves a strong base in the UK.

“The MSA For­mula se­ries was well-es­tab­lished in the UK, and I wel­come the ad­di­tion of the glob­ally recog­nised F4 brand – fur­ther pro­vid­ing a ba­sis to com­pare driv­ers com­pet­ing in the same cat­e­gory around the world,” he said.

The se­ries was in­tro­duced last year when the strug­gling Bri­tish For­mula Ford cat­e­gory was re­vamped and switched to the FIA F4-spec My­gale-ford car.

MSA For­mula is re­named

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