The F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost will continue to provide a prize test in a Formula Renault Eurocup alongside series partners and tyre suppliers Hankook, it has been confirmed.
Britain’s FIA-sanctioned Formula 4 series has long-held a reputation for being not only highly-competitive, but also an excellent development curve for the next generation of rising stars.
The test, awarded to the 2020 champion, will help to bridge the link between the Ford EcoBoost-powered championship and the next stage of a driver’s career.
Alongside the Formula Renault test, a host of other trophies and awards have been confirmed by series organisers prior to the new season.
The series’ inaugural scholarship – worth £35,000 towards a racing budget for this season – was won back in November at Silverstone by Casper Stevenson, who has since put the prize to good use in securing a slot on the grid with Double R F4.
Crucially for those aiming to climb the single-seater ladder, the top seven in the overall championship will continue to receive precious FIA Super License points, awarded on a sliding scale from 12-10-7-5-3-2-1.
The champion will continue to receive an invitation to the prestigious FIA Prize Giving Gala, MSA Night of Champions and annual BRSCC Awards.
For drivers entered into the Rookie Cup, a one-off prize of £5,000 will be awarded to the first ‘Rookie’ to win a race outright, whilst the Rookie Cup winner will be given free entry to the 2021 season to aid their development.
Chassis builders Mygale will continue to offer a €1,000 voucher towards parts to the team that claims pole position for the opening race at each event.
The celebration of excellence extends off-circuit as well, with series partners Snap-On Tools continuing to provide a £300 voucher to the Best Technician of each weekend, whilst an overall winner at the end of the season will be provided with a personal, bespoke toolbox worth £5,000.
“It’s fantastic to have our prize offering confirmed well in advance of the 2020 season,” said Series Promoter, Sam Roach. “Celebrating achievement and encouraging driver development sits at the very core of everything we do as a championship, and that commitment extends to the off-circuit personnel at the track too – it’s incredibly rewarding to see them climb the motorsport ladder as much as the drivers. Our thanks have to go to Hankook for once again arranging the Formula Renault test, providing our 2020 champion with an excellent opportunity to immediately make an impact at the next level, as well as to our other partners who contribute towards prizes. I’ve absolutely no doubt this season will prove to be among the most competitive in half a decade of the series, and I’m looking forward immensely to the start of the year at Donington Park in two months’ time.”