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Indian F4 switches to Mygale car and gets new start date

by Ida Wood

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The planned Indian Formula 4 championship has revised its plans for its delayed inaugural season, with Mygale cars now set to be used rather chassis from Tatuus.

In the works since early 2021, Indian F4 was supposed to get underway in February 2022 with a 12-car grid run by Prema and a calendar that featured races at former Formula 1 venue Buddh International Circuit and the new Hyderabad street circuit.

The series was set to be the second in the world to use Tatuus’s second-generation F4 car, following the T-421 chassis making its racing debut in F4 United Arab Emirates in January 2022, and run with Autotecnica’s Abarth-branded engines.

However at the start of last year the season was postponed to November, and by August it looked like that target would not be achievable either as the series organisers awaited the delivery of the fleet of F4 cars they had ordered.

Confirmation of the cancellation of the 2022 season came at the start of November, with the inaugural campaign being pushed back to 2023.

Almost five months on, there has now been an update with confirmation that there will be a five-round, 15-race season which starts in October and the series will now follow French F4 in using Mygale’s second-generation M21-F4 car and 1.3-litre turbocharged Renault engines.

“We are extremely proud to become the official partner of F4 India,” said Bertrand Decoster, Myale’s CEO.

“In the next few years, India will become a big motorsport country and being part of developing tomorrow’s talent has always been in Mygale DNA.”