New series makes Silverstone debut

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The BRDC Formula 4 Championship made its debut at Silverstone with three races taking place at a race meeting organised by MotorSport Vision Racing (MSVR).

BRDC Formula 4 has been introduced for the 2013 season as a new stepping-stone single-seater series aimed to provide young drivers with another route towards Grand Prix racing.

Three competitive races were held across the weekend, with Sunday’s final race watched by Red Bull Grand Prix star, Mark Webber, who attended at Palmer’s request to present the trophies on the podium.

Webber said: “BRDC Formula 4 looks like it is set for a great season. The cars look very good and from what I have seen the racing is pretty close and exciting too.”

BRDC Formula 4 competes against Formula Ford, a series that has a traditional set back as far as 1967. The current evolution of Formula Ford cars are powered by a turbocharged engine and race alongside the British Touring Car Championship on the popular TOCA package.

Buckingham’s Team Fox Racing were represented at Silverstone by Robbie Watts who was in action in rounds of the MSV F3 Cup, while also having a Dallara in action at Donington Park, driven by Kevan McLurg, in the Monoposto Racing Club events – also at a meeting organised by MSVR.