ROKiT British F4 partners with Carless to adopt sustainable racing fuel.
The ROKiT F4 British Championship certified by FIA will adopt Carless’ sustainable racing fuel as part of a new partnership between the two brands.
The move to sustainable fuels aligns with Motorsport UK’s Sustainability Strategy which outlines the organisations commitment to tackling climate change and targeting a net-zero carbon footprint. Further information on Motorsport UK’s Sustainability Strategy is available HERE.
Britain’s FIA Formula 4 series will mandate the use of Carless’ Hiperflo® R20 performance fuel across all of the category’s new-for-2022 Tatuus T-421 cars for a three-year period, starting with the upcoming 2022 season.
The fuel itself contains a total of 20% renewable components, comprising 15% second-generation ethanol content and 5% of renewable hydrocarbons. This allows for an up to 18% reduction in the emission of greenhouse gases when compared to current pump fuel, lowering the subsequent impact on the environment.
As well as helping to reduce the championship’s carbon footprint, the mandating of fuels also helps feed into the series’ world-renowned equalisation programme, led by the scrutineering team and Neil Brown Engineering, to ensure parity of performance across all competitors in a ‘driver talent-led’ formula.
Hugh Chambers, Chief Executive Officer of Motorsport UK said: “Motorsport UK has an ambitious environmental sustainability strategy to take action to tackle climate change. It is a key priority for Motorsport UK and it’s important we use our spheres of influence to make an impact.
“The partnership with Carless is a natural fit for ROKiT British F4. Not only do their fuels offer the necessary performance for a championship and cars at this level, but the reduction in the impact on the environment is proven.
“In order to preserve the future of our sport, we have to look very seriously at the adoption of more sustainable fuels, such as the Hiperflo ® R20, where we can.
“It’s a step in the right direction, and we all look forward to working with Carless over the three-year period ahead.”
Adrian Stuart, Sales Executive Performance Fuels UK at Carless said: “We are delighted to have signed a multi-year contract with Motorsport UK to supply our renewable control fuel, Hiperflo® R20 to the ROKiT British F4 championship.
“As the championship heads into a new era with the Tatuus chassis and Abarth engine, we are proud to be supporting the championship with the introduction of a sustainable racing fuel.
“As the world moves to decarbonise the transportation sector, the introduction of Hiperflo® R20 is an important step to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions compared to a traditional fuel. We believe that, along with electrification, renewable and sustainable fuels will play an integral part in this movement for road as well as motorsport vehicles.”
“We look forward to the next three seasons with the ROKiT British F4 championship and can’t wait to support the teams and future stars of single seater racing.”
15 drivers have signed up thus far to compete in a new era for ROKiT British F4, across six of Europe’s leading single seater teams.
Donington Park, Leicestershire hosts the first of 30 action-packed races across ten events this season on 23-24 April, with live coverage on ITV4.