Motorsport UK, the governing body for racing in the UK, has confirmed that Tatuus and Abarth will be the nominated F4 British Championship chassis and engine suppliers for 2022-24.
The conclusion of these key supply agreements is, says Motorsport UK, the next step in its plans to elevate the series, following the governing body’s recent announcement that it will become the organizer of the F4 British Championship for the next three years.
The tenders were launched in May and attracted several proposals. Following a detailed evaluation, Motorsport UK determined that Tatuus and Abarth represented the best package to support the introduction of the FIA’s second-generation F4 car to the British Championship from 2022.
Hugh Chambers, CEO of Motorsport UK, commented, “We are delighted to welcome Tatuus and Abarth to the F4 British Championship and look forward to the support they will provide to Motorsport UK’s ambitions for the series. Tatuus has grown into a world leader in the design and production of single-seater racing cars, in which the vast majority of all professional and Formula 1 drivers have progressed their careers. They are well equipped with the latest technologies required to deliver a first-class chassis and powertrain well aligned with our vision for the series.”
Motorsport UK says its vision is for a championship that attracts the leading teams and drivers with high-quality grids and the most competitive racing. The governing body hopes to provide a highly visible promotional platform, which includes retaining the championship’s place on the British Touring Car Championship support package, with further rounds at key events under consideration to build the drivers’ circuit experience and the profile of the series. Furthermore, Motorsport UK plans to forge strategic alliances with several stakeholders within the single-seater pathway to ensure the series offers drivers real prospects for progression to international series.
“The Tatuus-Abarth package is the most used chassis-engine combination in the 10 other F4 championships around the world, potentially offering a greater pool of drivers the opportunity to test themselves against the cream of talent competing in the UK,” added Chambers.