Weekend Review: 26-28 November 2021
This weekend had mixed emotions for the community. We built on the development of pathways into motorsport with the 2022 British F4 launch and KartMania at the Silverstone Wing, but we also mourned the loss of Sir Frank Williams CBE, a true giant of our sport.
Read more in today’s weekend review.
Sir Frank Williams CBE (1942 – 2021)
Motorsport UK is deeply saddened by the passing of Sir Frank Williams CBE, Founder and Former Team Principal of Williams Racing, at the age of 79.
Motorsport UK Chair David Richards CBE paid his respects to Sir Frank on Sunday evening. For those wishing to pay tribute, Williams Racing has asked that donations be made in place of gifts to the Spinal Injuries Association. Alternatively, the team welcome flowers to be placed at the entrance of their headquarters in Grove, Oxfordshire.
British F4 launches 2022 car and unveils ROKiT as Title Partner
Preparations for the 2022 ROKiT F4 British Championship certified by FIA stepped up another gear last Friday with the unveiling of the brand-new Tatuus T-421 alongside ROKiT as the series’ new Title Partner and a raft of prizes at Bicester Heritage.
Past, present and future converged on a unique setting at the former RAF Base as a crowd packed with team personnel, invited media, confirmed and prospective partners, potential drivers, and Motorsport UK staff witnessed the covers come off the latest generation of FIA Formula 4 machinery.
KartMania at Silverstone
Motorsport UK attended KartMania, the UK’s premier kart show at the Silverstone Wing, at the weekend.
The new 2023 Cadet 950 chassis was displayed alongside TeamSport’s karts utilised in the British Indoor Karting Championship, marking its conclusion at Warrington this weekend.
The event marked a fantastic opportunity to engage with the karting community and continue issuing license renewals and starter packs to current and prospective competitors.