Fal­con, Richard­son re­turn to Bri­tish F4 grid

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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

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