The calendar for the 2014 BRDC F4 Championship has been confirmed today (Monday 25 November), with highlights including a support slot at the prestigious Blancpain GT Sprint Series event on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit in May. F4 will also race at two rounds of the British F3 and GT Championships as well as headline five other events, with a total of 24 races across eight weekends at five leading venues.
The season will commence on 26/27 April on the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit, home of the BRDC, with the following round at Brands Hatch three weeks later alongside the Blancpain Sprint Series (currently known as FIA GT).
F4 will then race alongside the British F3 and GT championships on the Snetterton 300 circuit in June before heading to Oulton Park in July, followed by another visit to the Silverstone GP circuit in August.
A second round on the Brands Hatch GP circuit at the end of August circuit will see the series join the British F3/GT package once again, and the penultimate round will be held at Donington Park in September. The season will draw to a close at the end of October on the Snetterton 300 circuit.
Like in 2013, all F4 drivers and their families will benefit from entry to the BRDC Clubhouse at both Silverstone rounds, while notable BRDC members will present trophies throughout the year.
Formula 4 Series Director Jonathan Palmer commented: “The outstanding success of our BRDC F4 championship in its first year is proof that our concept is exactly what the market wanted – a high performance, great looking single seater with standard setting low running costs and such affordable budgets. Equality of car performance and reliability has been excellent and with some very talented young drivers, the racing has been extremely close in 2013.
“The 2014 season is certain to be even more competitive and is sure to have a capacity 26 car grid as drivers recognise that BRDC F4 is the place to be. Our calendar has by far the most prestigious circuits of any UK single seater championship; two visits to the Silverstone GP circuit and another two to the fabulous Brands Hatch GP are sure to be of huge appeal to the drivers. With its fully mature 300 layout Snetterton is now one of the UK’s best circuits, whilst Oulton Park and Donington are two more driver favourites to complete the line up.”
2014 BRDC Formula 4 Championship calendar:
26/27 April – Rounds 1/2/3 – Silverstone GP
17/18 May – Rounds 4/5/6 – Brands Hatch GP (Supporting Blancpain GT)
21/22 June – Rounds 7/8/9 – Snetterton 300 (Supporting British F3/GT)
18/19 July – Rounds 10/11/12 – Oulton Park
16/17 August – Rounds 13/14/15 – Silverstone GP
30/31 August – Rounds 16/17/18 – Brands Hatch GP (Supporting British F3/GT)
20/21 September – Rounds 19/20/21 – Donington Park
25/26 October – Rounds 22/23/24 – Snetterton 300