Monday, October 15 2012
The BRDC Formula 4 Championship has now sold a remarkable 24
cars for its inaugural season, less than a month after applications
were made available.
Initially series organisers MSV planned on building 20 cars but huge demand from teams and privateers means that an additional four MSV F4-013 cars will now be supplied by Ralph Firman's RFR company.
Jonathan Palmer, Formula 4 Series Director, said: "The fact that our full grid of 24 cars has been sold in just one month is an outstanding success story in a challenging economic climate. It is also clear proof that the concept of our BRDC Formula 4 Championship is exactly what competitors have wanted for many years."
Palmer added: "At MSV we recognised that a new state-of-the-art single seater, with wings and slicks, the greatest control on equality and lots of track time, was vital to appeal to young aspiring F1 drivers. And that to make it attainable our F4 car had to be much more affordable than other new single seaters and also set new standards for low operating costs. I am absolutely thrilled with the response and the BRDC and MSV are very excited about making the BRDC Formula 4 Championship super-competitive and prestigious for drivers whilst providing teams with thriving sustainable operations."
BRDC President Derek Warwick added: "It confirms the confidence that the BRDC has in this new and exciting championship that all 24 cars have been confirmed in less than a month. Hopefully it has given young drivers the affordable and ideal platform to show their skills, which may not have been possible without the introduction of F4."
For further details on the BRDC Formula 4 Championship visit www.formula4.com. Car deliveries are set to commence at the end of January 2013.