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British F3 and F4 title deciders to take place during lockdown

by Ida Wood

Photo: Jakob Ebrey Photography

BRDC British Formula 3 and British Formula 4 have confirmed their final rounds will take place this month, despite a national lockdown returning to the United Kingdom.

On Thursday (November 5) the strictest lockdown measures will be reinstated, with some exemptions for education and work that includes ‘elite sport’ as defined by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport.

Both British GT and the British Touring Car Championship have been recognised as being within that categorisation, and as a result their respective support series will be able to race too.

The British F3 finale supports British GT’s Silverstone 500 this weekend, and has five drivers who are aiming to win the title. Carlin’s Kaylen Frederick leads the way, ahead of Hitech GP’s Kush Maini, Douglas Motorsport’s Ulysse De Pauw, Double R Racing’s Euroformula race winner Louis Foster and Frederick’s team-mate Nazim Azman.

British F4’s title decider takes place a week later on Brands Hatch’s Grand Prix layout, and is a three-way fight between Carlin’s Zak O’Sullivan, Fortec Motorsports’ Luke Browning and Argenti Motorsport’s Casper Stevenson.

Both events were set to take place behind closed doors anyway, meaning their format will be unaffected by the latest government response to the coronavirus pandemic.

No other single-seater events will be effected, Formula Ford 1600 having wrapped up its year with the Walter Hayes Trophy last weekend.

Similar lockdown measures are coming back into places in countries across Europe, but Formula Scout understands from discussions with teams across the continent that private testing will still be allowed to take place at circuits, and for teams and drivers that are travelling from abroad to do so.