Is your car your pride and joy, or are you ready for a change? Let us know and you could win a £300 John Lewis voucher | No thanks

Castle Combe Solves Problem of Depleted Single Seater Grids

To get more single seaters on the grid, Castle Combe has devised  mixed entry Formula Free.

The postponement of Formula Renault for 2012 has left many single seater championships struggling to fill their grids and the MSA looking at ways to inject some life into the category. Meanwhile a potential solution may be found at the Castle Combe circuit.

Formula Free is an 'anything goes' series of three races, where any single seater which can meet the noise requirements is welcome.

Adrian Fawdington, Commercial Director of the Castle Combe Racing Club, which organizes the races said, "Although single seater championships are not being supported, the cars are still out there. With funds tight
for many competitors, Formula Free offers a low cost, low hassle, stress free, way to race on a demanding circuit, keeping you and your car, race fit. There are virtually no rules except the usual safety ones and the noise limit"

There are four classes split between cars above and below 2 litres and with or without aerodynamic aids and treaded tyres, giving opportunities for cars from Formulaes Ford, Renault, First, Vauxhall and Three.

The first round is scheduled for June 4th, with the subsequent ones on July 22nd and October 7th.

Registrations can be made online at or contact Jo
Lewkowicz, the Racing Club Administrator, via 


Add a comment


Ask Honest John

Value my car

Amount to borrow
Sorry. The minimum loan amount is £1000
To pay back over

My credit score

Best available rate 9.20%

Total repayment £8,930.17

Total cost of credit £1,430.17


48 monthly payments

Apply now

Representative example

Borrowing £7,500 over 4 years with a representative APR of 25.4%, an annual interest rate of 25.4% (Fixed) and a deposit of £0.00, the amount payable would be £239.77 per month, with a total cost of credit of £4,008.96 and a total amount payable of £11,508.96.

CarFinance 247 Limited is acting as an independent credit broker

Universal Square, Devonshire Street North, Manchester, M12 6JH