F4 British Championship

ROKiT British Formula 4 Second Generation Car Unveiled

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The FIA certified ROKiT F4 British Championship has entered a new era as the second-generation car is unveiled. 

The key drive for the second gen car is the new and improved safety features which include:

  • The Halo cockpit protection device
  • Strengthened side anti-intrusion panels 
  • On board signalling systems 

Confirmed last October, Pirelli will be the control tyre supplier for the series for the next three years. The driver who completes the most overtakes at each event will receive a free set of tyres to be used in testing.

McLaren-Mercedes Formula 1 driver, Lando Norris, commented: “Formula 4 was a big steppingstone for me to go from karting into single-seaters, and it’s helped me get to where I am now in Formula 1.

“[It’s] very important that a lot of safety measures are included now with the Halo as well. [It’s] a very fun series – one I actually watch, every now and then. It’s always good racing, there’s a lot of the new drivers coming up which maybe one day I’ll be racing in Formula 1 in a few years.”

“To everyone who enters, the best of luck, and congratulations on the new launch of Formula 4.”

Robert Fernley, head of FIA Single-Seater Commission, commented: “Talent detection programmes are commonplace in sport, generally, but in motorsport, this really is a ground-breaking opportunity for two stars of the future to make an impact in a virtual environment, then have the framework and support to translate their abilities into real-world competition alongside a renowned resource such as the Motorsport UK Academy.”

CEO of Motorsport UK, Hugh Chambers, added, “This is a really significant moment as the ROKiT F4 British Championship certified by FIA continues to build towards what will be a ground-breaking year in 2022.

“It’s an excellent opportunity to have everybody together to get an exclusive first-look at the new car in the UK, and also to unveil some of the exciting commercial ties we’ve forged to help enrich the experience for drivers competing in the championship.

“As the entry-level step on the single-seater ladder, it’s absolutely crucial we put together a platform that gives competitors the best opportunity to make meaningful progress through the ranks. Many of these drivers will be aiming for Formula 1, so giving them a championship that allows them to start gathering relevant experience from their first laps in the car is a key element of what we’re building.”

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