Falcon, Richardson return to British F4 grid
Falcon Motorsport and Richardson Racing will return to British F4 action at Snetterton this weekend.
Both squads have been absent from the series so far this year having been regulars since the category ran as British Formula Ford, where Falcon twice ran Harrison Scott to second in the overall standings.
Falcon will now contest the next two rounds with Mexican driver Alexandra Mohnhaupt, who finished 13th in Mexican F4 this season.
Team boss Nick Streatfield said: “We’ve been talking to Alexandra through Mygale – they have got a contact obviously with people over there as the cars are the same in the Mexican F4 championship.
“She’s already familiar with the car, the engine and the chassis are the same, the only difference is that the Mexican championship runs on different tyres [Pirelli].”
Streatfield added that the team was still considering entering a car for the final three rounds of the season, but that its main focus was on working towards a full campaign in 2017.
Meanwhile, Richardson will also return to the grid with Alexandra Marinescu racing for the team for the remainder of the season.
The Romanian was due to drive for Falcon in MSA Formula last year but suffered a hefty crash in practice for the first round and then struggled with budget.
“Alexandra has basically had five days of testing to try and catch up with rivals who have been racing for half a season, and have done numerous tests on top of that,” said team boss Gwyn Richardson. “With that in mind, we’re delighted with how she has done so far, especially considering the amount of experience she has.”
JHR Developments racer Billy Monger will also be back on the grid after missing the previous round at Croft in June.
Falcon ran in MSA Formula last season, but hasn’t this term