2020 Anglo-Irish Formula 4 season
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|2020 Anglo-Irish F4|
|Start date||4 April|
|End date||4 October|
|Drivers' champion||Beats me|
|Previous season||Next season|
|North American F4|
|South American F4|
The 2020 Anglo-Irish Formula 4 season is the third season of the Anglo-Irish Formula 4 championship, part of the FIA Global Pathway.
Teams and drivers
|MK Scuderia [?]||1||Ken Wyn Jones||All|
|VA Racing Academy [?]||3||Michael McManus||R||All|
|West Racing Formula [?]||5||Clara Descoteaux||All|
|Carlin [?]||10||Odhrán Mac Aodha||All|
|Viva Automobile [?]||11||Samson Enoh||All|
|21||B. K. Glover||R||All|
|Plus One Racing Engineering [?]||12||Ramy Ghazal||All|
|JC Arden [?]||14||Charles Rawstorne||All|
|15||Laurens van Hoepen||R||All|
|Johnson Cohen Racing [?]||23||Richard Hewitt||R||All|
|Fortec Motorsport [?]||24||Agnes Hertz||R||All|
|Peak Aeroracing Engineering [?]||26||Jemma Triggs||All|
|Falcon Motorsport [?]||29||Lucca Allen||R||All|
|BORC Development UK [?]||30||Siobhán de Bhailéara||All|
|FXS Racing [?]||39||Marina Ivanović||All|
|Calinetic Junior Squad [?]||90||Tom Popplewell||R||All|
|Hunter Autosport [?]||98||River Archer||All|
|99||Shihab Al Habsi||R||All|
- After scaling back for 2019, Jack Christopherson finally closed down his successful Formula 4 outfit to purchase a stake in Arden International. As a result, the right to use the numbers 1 and 2 passed to the runner-up team, MK Scuderia.
- Former MSA Formula team Falcon Motorsport made its return to the successor Anglo-Irish F4 series.
- Falik Arrows withdrew from Anglo-Irish F4 after a modest two years of success.
- Johnson Cohen Racing, a new operation with world class ambitions, began its conquest of motorsport with a modest single-car operation.
- After a disappointing run, Jones Racing elected to withdraw its F4 team after two seasons.
- Team Macmillan withdrew weeks before the start of the season.
- MK Scuderia moved the base of operations for its Formula 4 team to Ireland, with a new Irish competition licence adopted to reflect the change.
- Having over-extended itself in other series, Panthera opted to pull out of the Anglo-Irish F4 championship.
- Successful Formula 3 team Plus One Racing Engineering expanded its operations to encompass Formula 4.
- Räikkönen-Robertson Racing was bought out by Scottish businessman Frederick West, resulting in the creation of West Racing Formula.
- The nascent London-based VA Racing joined the series with a new junior team.
- Viva Automobile joined the series.
- Changing teams
- With Panthera's withdrawal from the series, Samson Enoh moved to Viva.
- Ramy Ghazal switched from FXS Racing to the new PORE junior team.
- Charles Rawstorne, who briefly raced for MK Scuderia in 2019, got a full season with Arden.
- Joining Anglo-Irish Formula 4
- Omani karter Shihab Al Habsi became the first Arabian driver in the series at Hunter Autosport
- Lucca Allen, son of Irish celebrity chef Rachel Allen, entered the series in the Falcon Motorsport car.
- River Archer became the second former North American F4 driver in as many years to join the series, for Hunter Autosport.
- Anthony Barnett would make his début for an expanded Fortec Motorsport.
- Cypriot karting ace Kostas Fokaides formed one half of the all-rookie VA Racing team.
- German kart racer Agnes Hertz would make her car racing début for Fortec.
- Richard Hewitt would drive for the single-car JCR outfit.
- After a year out of international motorsport, former Italian F4 driver Marina Ivanović made her return with FXS Racing.
- VA Racing protégé Michael McManus was signed to race for its new F4 operation.
- With Toshio Maka moving up the ladder, his place at BORC was taken by Patrik Moravec.
- Irish rookie driver Shaun McKenzie signed for Plus One Racing Engineering.
- Tom Popplewell would drive for a downsized Calinetic.
- Óscar Sandoval, reigning third place finisher in South American F4, moved to Europe to race for MK Scuderia.
- Laurens van Hoepen completed Arden's radical lineup change for 2020.
- After the dismissal of the team's original announced second driver, Rob Ritchie, West Racing Formula took on Dutch driver Michelle Verweij.
- Leaving Anglo-Irish Formula 4
- João Almeida was last seen backpacking with friends along the Teles Pires river in Brazil's Cristalino State Park on January 14th, 2020.
- William Bronson was dropped by Fortec after they lost their patience with him.
- Harold Campbell-Bannerman moved to the Indonesian-based Jagonya Ayam! Racing to compete in the Asian Formula 3 series.
- Collin Daley Jr. returned to Jamaica in the hopes of gaining an F3 Americas seat.
- Shawn DiBenedetto joined the Road to Indy ladder.
- 2019 runner-up Gabriel Hoffmann moved up to European Formula 3 to drive for PORE.
- Guillaume Laurier mysteriously vanished while on holiday with his family in Dakar.
- Emma Le Blan vanished at the exact same moment as the rest of the Panthera organisation. Scientists are still debating the cause to this day.
- Alfie Lockwood opened a bakery in Truro.
- Toshio Maka was awarded a place in BORC's Asian Formula 3 and ELMS teams for 2020.
- Nakaguri Morioka went home to his family in disgrace.
- Hunter Autosport similarly promoted Siobhan McMahon to their ELMS project for 2020. It is unknown as yet what Jake's plans are.
- Ethan Renaud has been cryptic regarding his plans for 2020, simply repeating "l'hibou."
- Magda Szervánszky was promoted to F3 where she would drive for Hypernova.
- Will Tregurtha is also doing something weird this year, but because he's a real person and I don't want to risk a libel charge, I won't say anything.
- Reigning 2019 champion Ione Wilkerson left the series as per regulations prohibiting champions from defending their title.
|Round||Circuit||Date||Pole position||Fastest lap||Winning driver||Winning team||Rookie winner|
|1||Rochester Trophy||Brands Hatch||4 April||1|
|2||Billy Monger Trophy||Thruxton||18 April||3|
|3||International Trophy F4||Silverstone||2 May||5|
|4||Sunflower Trophy||Bishopscourt||16 May||7|
|5||International Gold Cup||Oulton Park||30 May||9|
|6||British F4 Grand Prix||Donington Park||12 June||11|
|7||Martin Donnelly Trophy||Kirkistown||27 June||13|
|8||Connacht Trophy||Athlone||11 July||15|
|9||Ulster Trophy||Lake Torrent||1 August||17|
|10||Norfolk Trophy||Snetterton||15 August||19|
|11||Birmingham Superprix F4||Birmingham||29 August||21|
|12||Leinster Trophy||Mondello Park||19 September||23|
|13||Formula 4 Final||Brands Hatch||3 October||25|