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MSA launches tender process for MSA British Formula 4 certified by the FIA

The Motor Sports Association (MSA) has confirmed that it will sanction a new single-seater championship in 2015 in line with the FIA’s new Formula 4 regulations.

The governing body has this week launched a tender process that will result in the selection of a company to organise and promote the “MSA British Formula 4 Championship certified by the FIA” for a period of three years from 1 January 2015.

The tender document is available via the following link and tenders must be received by 12.00 noon on Friday 25 October 2013:

MSA British Formula 4 Championship certified by the FIA

Nick Bunting, MSA Chief Executive: “There has been much speculation in recent months about the FIA’s new Formula 4 concept and whether it would come to the UK. We have looked closely at the proposed framework and believe that it is in the best interests of both British motor sport and young British drivers to embrace the opportunity provided by a tightly controlled entry level championship endorsed by the governing body and in line with similar championships in other countries.

“We recognise that the entry level single-seater market in this country is already well populated and that teams, drivers, sponsors and promoters need to finalise their future plans in good time, so it is right that we provide as much notice as possible that this new championship will run in 2015.

“We have already had conversations with a number of parties who are interested in becoming involved, so an open tender process provides everyone with a chance to take on this exciting opportunity in partnership with the MSA. We hope to announce the successful party by the end of the year.”

24 September 2013