2014 British Formula Ford season

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2014 British Formula Ford Championship season
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2014 ToCA Support series:
2014 BTCC
2014 Ginetta Junior Championship
2014 Ginetta GT4 Supercup
2014 Porsche Carrera Cup GB
2014 Renault Clio Cup UK

The 2014 Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain was a multi-event, open-wheel single seater motor racing championship held across England and Scotland. The championship featured a mix of professional motor racing teams and privately funded drivers, competing in Formula Ford cars that conformed to the technical regulations for the championship. This, the 38th British Formula Ford season, was the second year of the single class format, with all drivers using the latest cars built to the Formula Ford EcoBoost specification. There was also an award for the highest placed Rookie. Part of the TOCA tour, it formed part of the extensive program of support categories built up around the BTCC centrepiece.[1] The season commenced on 30 March at Brands Hatch – on the circuit's Indy configuration – and concluded on 12 October at the same venue, utilising the Grand Prix circuit, after 30 races held at 10 meetings, all in support of the 2014 British Touring Car Championship season.

The championship was won by South African driver Jayde Kruger of the JTR team, finishing six points clear of Falcon Motorsport's Harrison Scott. Kruger won the most races during the season with 13 (to Scott's 5), but Scott's greater consistency – 24 podiums from 30 races – compared to Kruger (17 podiums) allowed him to remain in contention entering the final round at Brands Hatch, as both drivers entered the weekend with 651 points apiece. Scott won the first race to take the championship lead, before the two drivers collided on the second lap of race two. Kruger went on to win the race, while Scott failed to finish. Falcon Motorsport protested the result, before a JTR counter-appeal allowed the race result to stand as it was. Thus, Kruger's eighth place finish in the final race was enough for the championship, despite Scott winning. Falcon Motorsport again contested the result,[2] with the case being heard at the court of appeal, for the Motor Sports Association. Kruger was confirmed champion in November after Falcon's protest was rejected.[3]

The battle for third place in the championship was equally fraught, with a quartet of drivers being split by 11 points at season's end. Top Scholarship class runner Ashley Sutton, a five-time race winner for MBM Motorsport, was the victor in the battle; he finished six points clear of Radical Motorsport's Juan Rosso, who took his only win during the season at Thruxton. Rosso himself finished a point clear of Kruger's team-mate Max Marshall, who won a pair of races at Snetterton and Rockingham respectively. James Abbott, another Radical Motorsport driver, was also a two-time winner, and he finished sixth in the drivers' championship, taking wins at the opening Brands Hatch meeting and Croft. The only other winner, with two wins, was Sam Brabham for JTR, before his season was cut short due to budgetary issues; he had won two of the three races to be held at Thruxton. Sutton was a comfortable winner of the Scholarship class along with his third place overall finish, finishing almost 200 points clear of his next best class rival, Ricky Collard, Scott's team-mate at Falcon Motorsport. The Teams' Cup was won by JTR, despite Falcon Motorsport closing in at the final round; JTR were still able to finish clear by 33 points, while the Nations' Cup was won by South Africa, on the basis of Kruger's results.

Championship changes[edit]

To bring the championship into line with many other junior single seater championships, series organisers announced that the second race of each meeting would be held with a partially reversed grid.[4]

Teams and drivers[edit]

Team No. Drivers Chassis/Engine Class Rounds
JTR[5] 1 United Kingdom Sam Brabham Mygale M12-SJ/Mountune 1–4
2 South Africa Jayde Kruger All
18 United Kingdom Max Marshall All
20 United Kingdom Clay Mitchell S 8–10
Jamun Racing[6] 4 United Kingdom Jack Barlow Mygale M12-SJ/Scholar 1
16 United Kingdom Ashley Sutton S 3–5
MBM Motorsport 4 United Kingdom Jack Barlow Mygale M12-SJ/Scholar 10
16 United Kingdom Ashley Sutton S 6–10
79 United Kingdom Jessica Hawkins S 9
94 United Kingdom Michael O'Brien S 6, 8–10
Falcon Motorsport[7] 6 United Kingdom Harrison Scott Mygale M13-SJ/Swindon All
11 United Kingdom Ricky Collard Mygale M12-SJ/Swindon S All
23 United Kingdom Chris Mealin S All
Meridian Motorsport[8] 16 United Kingdom Ashley Sutton Mygale M12-SJ/Scholar S 1
35 United Kingdom Connor Jupp S 4–5
75 United Kingdom Bobby Thompson S G 2–3
82 United Kingdom Connor Mills S 1–5
SWB 17 United Kingdom James Webb Sinter LA12/Scholar S 1–2
88 Australia Greg Holloway 1–5, 7–10
Richardson Racing 24 Nigeria Ovie Iroro Mygale M12-SJ/Scholar S 2–3, 9–10
25 United Kingdom Louise Richardson S 5–10
72 G 1
71 United Kingdom Ben Constanduros S G 1
76 United Kingdom Andy Richardson 4
Radical Motorsport 26 Argentina Juan Rosso Mygale M13-SJ/Mountune All
74 United Kingdom James Abbott All
Icon Class
G Guest
S Scholarship

Race calendar and results[edit]

The provisional calendar was announced on 14 September 2013, with no major changes from 2013.[9] All races were held in the United Kingdom.

Round Circuit Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team Scholarship winner
1 R1 Brands Hatch
(Indy Circuit, Kent)
29 March United Kingdom Harrison Scott South Africa Jayde Kruger South Africa Jayde Kruger JTR United Kingdom Ricky Collard
R2 United Kingdom Max Marshall United Kingdom James Abbott Radical Motorsport United Kingdom Ricky Collard
R3 30 March United Kingdom Harrison Scott United Kingdom Harrison Scott South Africa Jayde Kruger JTR United Kingdom Chris Mealin
2 R4 Donington Park
(National Circuit, Leicestershire)
19 April South Africa Jayde Kruger South Africa Jayde Kruger South Africa Jayde Kruger JTR United Kingdom Connor Mills
R5 20 April United Kingdom Harrison Scott United Kingdom Harrison Scott Falcon Motorsport United Kingdom Connor Mills
R6 United Kingdom Harrison Scott United Kingdom Harrison Scott South Africa Jayde Kruger JTR United Kingdom Connor Mills
3 R7 Thruxton Circuit
(Hampshire)
3 May United Kingdom Sam Brabham United Kingdom Max Marshall United Kingdom Sam Brabham JTR United Kingdom Ashley Sutton
R8 United Kingdom Sam Brabham Argentina Juan Rosso Radical Motorsport United Kingdom Ashley Sutton
R9 4 May United Kingdom Sam Brabham United Kingdom Ashley Sutton United Kingdom Sam Brabham JTR United Kingdom Ashley Sutton
4 R10 Oulton Park
(Island Circuit, Cheshire)
7 June United Kingdom Harrison Scott South Africa Jayde Kruger United Kingdom Harrison Scott Falcon Motorsport United Kingdom Ricky Collard
R11 South Africa Jayde Kruger South Africa Jayde Kruger JTR United Kingdom Chris Mealin
R12 8 June South Africa Jayde Kruger South Africa Jayde Kruger South Africa Jayde Kruger JTR United Kingdom Connor Mills
5 R13 Croft Circuit
(North Yorkshire)
28 June United Kingdom Harrison Scott South Africa Jayde Kruger United Kingdom Harrison Scott Falcon Motorsport United Kingdom Ashley Sutton
R14 United Kingdom Ashley Sutton United Kingdom Ashley Sutton Jamun Racing United Kingdom Ashley Sutton
R15 29 June United Kingdom Harrison Scott South Africa Jayde Kruger United Kingdom James Abbott Radical Motorsport United Kingdom Ashley Sutton
6 R16 Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit
(300 Circuit, Norfolk)
2 August South Africa Jayde Kruger United Kingdom Ashley Sutton United Kingdom Max Marshall JTR United Kingdom Ashley Sutton
R17 3 August United Kingdom Ashley Sutton United Kingdom Ashley Sutton MBM Motorsport United Kingdom Ashley Sutton
R18 United Kingdom Ashley Sutton South Africa Jayde Kruger United Kingdom Ashley Sutton MBM Motorsport United Kingdom Ashley Sutton
7 R19 Knockhill Racing Circuit
(Fife)
23 August United Kingdom Ashley Sutton United Kingdom Ashley Sutton United Kingdom Ashley Sutton MBM Motorsport United Kingdom Ashley Sutton
R20 24 August United Kingdom Ashley Sutton South Africa Jayde Kruger JTR United Kingdom Ricky Collard
R21 South Africa Jayde Kruger South Africa Jayde Kruger South Africa Jayde Kruger JTR United Kingdom Ashley Sutton
8 R22 Rockingham Motor Speedway
(International Super Sports Car Circuit, Northamptonshire)
6 September South Africa Jayde Kruger United Kingdom Ashley Sutton South Africa Jayde Kruger JTR United Kingdom Ashley Sutton
R23 7 September United Kingdom Max Marshall United Kingdom Max Marshall JTR United Kingdom Ashley Sutton
R24 South Africa Jayde Kruger South Africa Jayde Kruger South Africa Jayde Kruger JTR United Kingdom Louise Richardson
9 R25 Silverstone Circuit
(National Circuit, Northamptonshire)
27 September South Africa Jayde Kruger South Africa Jayde Kruger South Africa Jayde Kruger JTR United Kingdom Ashley Sutton
R26 28 September South Africa Jayde Kruger United Kingdom Ashley Sutton MBM Motorsport United Kingdom Ashley Sutton
R27 South Africa Jayde Kruger United Kingdom Harrison Scott South Africa Jayde Kruger JTR United Kingdom Ashley Sutton
10 R28 Brands Hatch
(Grand Prix Circuit, Kent)
11 October United Kingdom Ashley Sutton United Kingdom Ashley Sutton United Kingdom Harrison Scott Falcon Motorsport United Kingdom Ricky Collard
R29 12 October United Kingdom Ashley Sutton South Africa Jayde Kruger JTR United Kingdom Ashley Sutton
R30 United Kingdom Ashley Sutton United Kingdom Ashley Sutton United Kingdom Harrison Scott Falcon Motorsport United Kingdom Ashley Sutton

Championship standings[edit]

Drivers' Championship[edit]

Pos Driver BHI DON THR OUL CRO SNE KNO ROC SIL BHGP Points
1 South Africa Jayde Kruger 1 6 1 1 6 1 Ret 6 2 2 1 1 6 5 5 6 4 2 4 1 1 1 Ret 1 1 3 1 4 1 8 717
2 United Kingdom Harrison Scott 2 2 4 3 1 Ret 2 3 7 1 2 2 1 3 3 2 3 4 2 3 3 3 3 3 2 8 2 1 Ret 1 711
3 United Kingdom Ashley Sutton 9 8 10 3 4 3 8 4 10 2 1 2 3 1 1 1 Ret 5 2 2 DNS 3 1 3 Ret 3 2 567
4 Argentina Juan Rosso 8 7 2 5 3 3 5 1 5 3 Ret 3 3 4 4 7 7 6 6 5 4 10 9 7 5 5 Ret 3 7 4 561
5 United Kingdom Max Marshall 5 4 7 6 7 2 4 2 4 6 Ret 4 5 6 6 1 5 3 5 2 2 4 1 2 Ret Ret 4 Ret 2 5 560
6 United Kingdom James Abbott 6 1 6 4 4 8 6 7 6 11 6 5 4 2 1 5 6 Ret 7 6 8 7 7 8 4 2 5 6 8 6 556
7 United Kingdom Ricky Collard 4 3 Ret Ret 9 Ret 9 8 8 7 8 7 Ret 9 8 4 2 9 3 4 6 5 4 Ret 6 4 DNS 2 5 3 436
8 United Kingdom Chris Mealin 7 10 8 8 10 6 Ret DNS DNS 9 3 8 7 7 9 9 8 8 9 Ret Ret 8 8 9 9 Ret 9 7 11 9 314
9 United Kingdom Louise Richardson 10 11 11 8 8 Ret 10 9 7 8 7 7 6 5 4 8 7 6 5 10 7 292
10 Australia Greg Holloway 11 13 14 12 13 9 11 12 12 12 10 Ret 9 10 11 11 10 10 10 8 9 9 10 10 12 10 12 9 12 12 268
11 United Kingdom Sam Brabham Ret 9 3 2 5 Ret 1 5 1 4 Ret DNS 186
12 United Kingdom Connor Mills Ret Ret 9 7 2 4 7 9 9 10 5 6 Ret Ret 7 183
13 United Kingdom Michael O'Brien 8 Ret 5 Ret Ret 5 7 6 8 8 4 8 146
14 United Kingdom Jack Barlow 3 5 5 Ret 9 10 86
15 United Kingdom Clay Mitchell Ret 6 6 11 Ret 7 Ret 6 13 84
16 Nigeria Ovie Iroro 11 12 Ret 10 11 11 Ret 9 11 Ret DNS DNS 72
17 United Kingdom James Webb 13 14 13 10 11 7 56
18 United Kingdom Connor Jupp Ret 9 Ret Ret DNS 10 24
Guest drivers ineligible for points
United Kingdom Andy Richardson 5 7 9 0
United Kingdom Bobby Thompson 9 8 5 8 10 10 0
United Kingdom Jessica Hawkins 10 11 10 0
United Kingdom Ben Constanduros 12 12 12 0
Pos Driver BHI DON THR OUL CRO SNE KNO ROC SIL BHGP Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Formula Ford returns in 2013". British Touring Car Championship (TOCA). 12 October 2012. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Mitchell, Scott (13 October 2014). "British Formula Ford title battle goes to MSA court after clash". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Mitchell, Scott (19 November 2014). "Jayde Kruger confirmed British Formula Ford champion by MSA court". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Regulation stability and cash prize fund for Formula Ford 2014". British Formula Ford. 12 November 2013. Retrieved 17 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Champion team JTR to return to Formula Ford for 2014". British Formula Ford. 10 February 2014. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "TEAM NEWS: Rosso races back to Formula Ford with title win his aim". British Formula Ford. 24 January 2014. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Successful conclusion to Falcon driver assessments". British Formula Ford. 6 December 2013. Retrieved 17 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "Meridian confirms three-car Formula Ford team for coming season". British Formula Ford. 9 January 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "2014 BTCC calendar announced". British Touring Car Championship (TOCA). 14 September 2013. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 

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