BRDC Formula 4 Championship
|Drivers' champion||Jake Hughes|
Formula 4, also known by the names Formula Four, F4 and the BRDC Formula 4 Championship, is an open-wheel motorsport formula based in the United Kingdom.
The series was originally operated by the 750 Motor Club along the Formula Vee series as an entry level single seater formula for young drivers. In September 2012, it was announced that the "Formula 4" name would be passed onto MotorSport Vision (MSV) and the British Racing Drivers' Club to create a new Formula 4 Championship. The championship features a mix of professional motor racing teams and privately funded drivers using identical 2.0-litre cars built by Ralph Firman's RFR company.
British driver Jake Hughes was the first champion of the series in 2013, driving for Lanan Racing. The championship top three of Hughes, vice-champion Seb Morris and Charlie Robertson were all finalists in that year's McLaren Autosport BRDC Award.
BRDC Formula 4 Car
|Constructor||Ralph Firman Racing|
|Transmission||Sadev ST75LW 6-speed sequential|
|Suspension||Double wishbone Pushrod|
|Brakes||AP Racing 4-piston calipers|
|Front track||1596 mm|
|Rear track||1494 mm|
The MSV F4-013 cars have been built to a single specification by RFR, the company headed by Ralph Firman, who founded the legendary Van Diemen operation. The car is designed to embrace contemporary technology to provide optimum safety and affordability, and features an advanced spaceframe chassis compliant with the latest FIA Article 277 safety standards.
These include FIA approved carbon fibre front and rear impact structures, Diolen anti-intrusion side panels, cockpit head surround protection and wheel tethers.
The F4 cars also feature front and rear wings and run on 8” front and 10” rear wheels, with tyres supplied by Yokohama.
The power unit has been selected to provide a relatively high level of power with excellent power and torque, reliability and performance consistency.
The 2.0 litre Duratec engine produces 185 bhp and uses a Cosworth engine management system.
The gearbox is more sophisticated than any previous car at an equivalent level, being a six-speed Sadev transmission incorporating paddleshift. Cosworth also supply the gearbox control system.
Current points system
Points are awarded to all finishing drivers in each race using the following system:
|Driver's Championship points system.|
BRDC Formula 4 Championship
|Season||Champion||The Who Zooms Award||Jack Cavill Pole Position Cup|
|2013||Jake Hughes||Malgosia Rdest||Jake Hughes|
Operating under 750 Motor Club
|Season||Champion||Class A2||Class B||Class C||Class D||Class E|
|2006||Chris Lewis||Chris Vinall||Peter Monk||Paul Rider||Malcolm Scott|
|2007||Steve Savage||Chris Kite||Clive Yorath||Stuart Wright||Jennifer Scott|
|2008||Jeremy Walker||Clive Yorath||Oliver Sirrell|
|2009||Jonathan Weston-Taylor ||Will Thompson
(As Revelation Series)
|Charles Adrian||Paul Presgraves|
|2010||Malcolm Scott||David Woodsworth-Dale||Clive Yorath||Paul Presgraves||John Whitbourn|
|2011||Oliver Sirrell||Charles Adrian||Ashley Dibden||Scott Moakes|
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