BIRMINGHAM, England (Jan. 12, 2014) — Pirelli Tyre S.p.A. is adding another formula racing series to its portfolio, agreeing to supply the BRDC F4 series in Great Britain with racing tires for the next few seasons.
BRDC F4 cars are single-seat, open-wheel racers powered by a 2-liter, four-cyclinder “Duratec” engine capable of generating 185 hp. The series is considered a “junior formula” stepping-stone to the more powerful GP3 and GP2 classes that are seen as feeder series for Formula 1.
The series has used Yokohama Advan race tires for the past two seasons.
Pirelli has developed a range of dry and wet weather 13-inch tires specifically for junior single-seater racing that incorporate learning from Pirelli's participation in F1, GP2 and GP3, the tire maker said.