The British Formula Ford Championship is thought of as the first big step from carting to Formula Driving. Those who perform well in the Formula Ford Championships can directly advance to higher classes such as the Formula Renault 2.0 or Formula 3.
The British FF1600 Championship is the most important Formula Ford series in the world. It was first held in 1976 and will be the official support series for the brand new TCR UK Touring Car Championship in 2018. Big pilots like Formula 1 legend Ayrton Senna, 2009 F1 Champion Jenson Button, 1999 F1 Vice World Champion Eddie Irvine or 2014 WEC World Champion Anthony Davidson are among the former title holders of the FF 1600.
The FF 1600 Champion will participate in the 2018 Mazda Road to Indy Shootout with a chance to win a 200, 000 dollar scholarship for the 2019 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship.
The 2018 British FF1600 Championship will be run on these eight traditional and challenging UK tracks:
England, Rds 1, 2 & 3, 31.3. & 1.4.
Scotland, Rdn 4, 5 & 6, 12./13.5.
Brands Hatch Indy
England, Rds 7, 8 & 9, 2./3.6.
N. Ireland, Rds 10, 11 & 12, 22./23.6.
England, Rds 13, 14 & 15, 14./15.7.
Oulton Park International
England, Rds 16 & 17, 4.8.
England, Rds 18, 19 & 20, 8./9.9.
England, Rds 21, 22 & 23, 13./14.10.
This season, the British Ford Formula 1600 Championship averaged 25,000 visitors at race weekends as a support series for the British Touring Car Championship. In the future, they will embark on a journey together with the brand new TCR Touring Car Championship, which should appeal to all fans alike.
All races of the 2018 season will be broadcast live on Motorsport.tv. In addition, these races are still shown on the BRSCC YouTube channel, on FrontRunner TV and on MotorTrend.com. Well-known racing magazines such as Autosport or Motorsport News regularly report on the Ford Formula 1600 both in print and online.