The Ligier JS F422 on track at the VIR during a meeting in tribute to Andy Scriven
The Ligier JS F422, the new chassis for the F4 U.S. Championship from 2024, will take part in running sessions at the beginning of October at VIRginia International Raceway. This will take place during the Andy Scriven Memorial Weekend, a round in honour of Andy Scriven, designer of the Ligier JS F3 and the Ligier JS F4.
The fifth round of the FR Americas and F4 U.S. Championship will take place from 5 to 8 October at VIRginia International Raceway. A special meeting, as it will be held in honour of Andy Scriven, designer of the Ligier JS F3 and Ligier JS F4 who passed away in December 2017. It is during the "Andy Scriven Memorial at the VIR SpeedTour" that the Ligier JS F422 will make its track debut alongside the drivers and teams of the F4 U.S. Championship.
“We at Ligier Automotive North America are incredibly grateful to have the new Ligier JS F422 here at the Andy Scriven Memorial race,” said Christopher Lowe, Motorsports Manager at Ligier Automotive North America. “It's a car with innovation to not only offer the latest safety structures and increased performance, but also to keep the running costs effective for everyone.”
Scriven embraced the goal of a cost-effective entry to formula cars, and went hunting for a clever way to make racing increasingly accessible. He was vested in ensuring the cars were safe, working together with the FIA on the latest safety studies and regulations.
“If I were to point to a few aspects of the car that reflect strong influence from Andy, it's the driver fitment and mechanical packaging,” said Lowe. “Andy, Max [Crawford], and our Chief Design Engineer, Chris Ruthstrom, have all shared a desire to provide a safe and ergonomic environment for the driver. He would very much appreciate the new seat outsert supports and the many other aspects of improved safety that match the speed and energy levels of the new car.”
Having already logged 3,600 kilometers in testing with skilled drivers like 2018 F4 U.S. Champion and 2019 FR Americas Champion Dakota Dickerson and current F4 U.S. driver Alex Berg, the car is being piloted this weekend by FR Americas alum, Ryan Yardley.
Unable to compete in F4 U.S. prior to its 2024 debut due to FIA rules, the Ligier JS F422 will participate in Sportscar Vintage Racing Association's (SVRA) Groups 5a/7/9/11/PSSA class this weekend at VIR. Practice and qualifying are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, with feature races on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.
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