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British F4 to return to Silverstone’s National layout in 2024

by Ida Wood

Photo: Jakob Ebrey Photography

The British Formula 4 championship has released a provisional calendar for its 2024 season, with the most notable change being the use of a different track configuration at Silverstone.

From the series’ creation in 2015 through to last season, British F4’s annual trip to Silverstone occurred in September and always took place on the circuit’s 1.64-mile National layout.

In 2020 it planned to move that event to April and add a second Silverstone round in September using the 1.85-mile International layout, however the COVID-19 pandemic put pay to that and instead only the races on the National layout went ahead in a shortened season and took place in their usual September slot.

For this year the series has finally moved away from the National layout, and has done so by dropping its usual British Touring Car Championship support slot at the circuit. On June 24/25 it will race on Silverstone’s full 3.66-mile Grand Prix layout and will share the paddock with the British Endurance Championship.

That venture will not be repeated in 2024, as British F4 returns to its traditional format of visiting Silverstone’s National layout in September as the penultimate round of the season.

The rest of the 10-round calendar is the same as this year’s, with the season starting on Donington Park’s National layout in April, then races on Brands Hatch’s Indy layout and at Snetterton in May, before rounds in Thruxton and Oulton Park in June.

There is a gap of a month before the trip to Croft in July, then Knockhill and Donington Park’s Grand Prix layout are raced on in August before the season concludes with the round at Silverstone and then the finale on Brands Hatch’s Grand Prix layout in October.