BRDC Formula 4 - 2015
The BRDC F4 Championship is the most competitive single seater championship in the UK, with grids regularly exceeding 20 cars at each round.
Competing drivers gain strong recognition thanks to an excellent ITV4 highlights show and close links with the British Racing Drivers’ Club, whose members have achieved at the highest levels of the sport. The 2013 top three drivers, including Hillspeed’s Seb Morris, were all finalists in the prestigious McLaren Autosport BRDC Award.
The championship features 24 races across eight events, with an outstanding calendar including the Silverstone GP, Brands Hatch GP, Donington Park, Snetterton 300 and Oulton Park circuits. BRDC F4 also supports the British GT Championship at selected rounds.
The weekend format includes a 20-minute qualifying session and three 20-minute races.
The grid for the first race is set in qualifying order, the grid for the second in the finishing order of race one with the top eight reversed, and the grid for the third race in the order of fastest laps from race one or two. This format provides exciting racing, means that misfortune in qualifying or races doesn’t have to ruin the weekend for drivers, and allows drivers to develop overtaking skills.
In races one and three, points are scored from 35 for a win to one for 20th. In race two, points are scored from 25 for a win to one for 20th.
BRDC Formula 4 MSV F4-013 Specification
Spaceframe chassis, built by Ralph Firman’s RFR concern
Ford Duratec 2.0-litre, producing 185bhp and featuring a Cosworth engine management system
The gearbox is more sophisticated than any previous car at this level, being a six-speed Sadev system, incorporating steering-wheel-mounted paddleshift gear change, with the gearbox control system also supplied by Cosworth
The car features an advanced spaceframe chassis compliant with FIA Article 277 safety standards. This includes FIA-approved carbon fibre front and rear impact structures, Diolen anti-intrusion side panels, cockpit head surround protection and wheel tethers
Front – 8” wheels
Rear – 10” wheels
Slick and treaded wet-weather tyres supplied by Yokohama
Ameya Vaidyanathan, Al Faisal Al Zubair and Hernan Fallas each secured a hat-trick of solid points finishes for Hillspeed during the finale of the Duo BRDC Formula 4 Championship season at Brands Hatch Indy Circuit over the weekend, 26th/27th September. Indian youngster Vaidyanathan, in his first season of racing at any level, concludes his maiden campaign in BRDC F4 as the highest placed of...
Motor racing rookie Ameya Vaidyanathan produced his most successful outing of the 2015 season so far during the penultimate event of the Duo BRDC Formula 4 Championship at Donington Park over the weekend, 12th/13th September, with two superb podium results for leading squad Hillspeed. Continuing his impressive development in his very first year of racing at any level, the 18-year-old...
Snetterton 300 Circuit provided a welcome podium return for Duo BRDC Formula 4 Championship squad Hillspeed on Sunday, 23rd August, with Omani racer Al Faisal Al Zubair producing a superb performance in race two of the weekend to seal the first rostrum of his maiden season in cars. Added to sixth place in race one, and just missing out on the top 10 again in the televised final outing on...
Hillspeed will return to fielding a three car entry in the Duo BRDC Formula 4 Championship as of this coming weekend’s event at Snetterton 300 Circuit, having signed Argentinean racer Hernan Fallas to partner team regulars Al Faisal Al Zubair and Ameya Vaidyanathan. Fallas set out on his maiden campaign in European racing at the beginning of the year in BRDC F4 where he took a best...
Top Duo BRDC Formula 4 Championship team Hillspeed enjoyed a very positive outing at Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit over the weekend, 1st/2nd August, with first year racers Al Faisal Al Zubair and Ameya Vaidyanathan each impressing on their respective maiden outings at the 2.43-mile track. Omani youngster Al Zubair produced yet another strong showing for the Hathersage squad during rounds...
Omani racing rookie Al Faisal Al Zubair equaled his best result of the Duo BRDC Formula 4 season on his return to action with Hillspeed at Snetterton over the weekend, 11th/12th July, with a well-deserved ninth place in round 10 backed-up with another top 10 finish in a rain-affected round 11. On a strong and productive weekend for the Hathersage team, fellow first year racer Ameya...
Championship winning single-seater team Hillspeed has warmly welcomed the arrival of the latest generation BRDC Formula 4 Championship car, which was officially unveiled to invited guests and media at Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit over the weekend. Having been centrally involved in the initial discussions regarding the replacement of the existing BRDC F4 chassis, Hillspeed team principal...
Experienced single-seater racer Riki Christodoulou almost claimed podium success for Hillspeed during a one-off outing in the BRDC Formula 4 Championship at Silverstone over the weekend, 30th/31st May, where he competed as a replacement for injured youngster Al Faisal Al Zubair. While Omani teenager Al Zubair was prevented from taking part in the third event of the season after sustaining...
Indian motor racing newcomer Ameya Vaidyanathan delivered an outstanding performance for Hillspeed during round four of the Duo BRDC Formula 4 Championship at Rockingham over the weekend, 2nd/3rd May, with a terrific drive to second place securing a sensational maiden podium. Facing a tough challenge in the first of the event’s three races from 15th on the grid, having had no fewer...