FIA World Motor Sport Council announces safety update for all F4 cars
Mandatory safety update for all F4 Championships on 01 March 2018
The FIA World Motor Sport Council approved updated Technical Regulations for all homologated F4 cars, following on from their meeting on 21st September in Paris.
This update will be mandatory for all F4 Championships as from the 1st of March 2018. This means that all ADAC F4 cars will have this update going into their official pre-season test in Oscherslebe, which is expected to happen in early April 2018.
"These amendments include a frontal anti-intrusion panel and an updated rear impact structure, to be retrofitted on existing cars by the teams themselves and for all newly-manufactured cars. The safety update kit is designed to significantly improve the compatibility of the front end of the chassis and the rear impact structure" - explained the statement.
This decision is based on the accident of British F4 driver Billy Monger, who lost both of his lower legs following a terrifying accident at Donington Park in April this year. The safety update should mainly avoid the invasion of foreign objects in the race car. However, this update won't have a big effect in terms of design, with the usual "straight look" of the junior category racing cars set to remain the same.
FIA announces World Motor Sport Council decisions: www.fia.com/news/fia-announces-world-motor-sport-council-decisions-7