The MSA Formula series has been renamed as the Formula 4 British Championship with immediate effect.
MSA Formula was established ahead of 2015 as Britain’s FIA F4 series, but was unable to use the F4 name used by Jonathan Palmer’s BRDC-backed championship.
After negotiations with the FIA, Palmer’s series was renamed the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship ahead of the 2016 campaign, paving the way for the rebranding of the MSA category as the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford.?
?The rebranding of MSA Formula to F4 British Championship certified by FIA ? powered by Ford achieves two key goals,” said MSA chief executive Rob Jones.
“First, it identifies the championship alongside other FIA F4 series around the world, and secondly it confirms that there is a clear first rung on the single-seater ladder in the UK.?
FIA Single-Seater Commission president Stefano Domenicali added:??The MSA Formula series was well-established in the UK, and I welcome the addition of the globally-recognised F4 brand ? further providing a basis to compare drivers competing in the same category around the world.?