The 2023 British F4 Esports season officially roared to life on September 27, 2023, setting the stage for an exhilarating competition that promises to deliver high-octane racing action.
The inaugural race of the season unfolded at the iconic Brands Hatch Indy circuit, renowned for its fast track layout and lengthy straights, making it an ideal venue to kick off the championship.
What is the British F4 eSports Championship?
One of the standout features of the 2023 F4 eSports Championship is the expansion of the competition to encompass eight rounds, adding new layers of complexity and excitement to the series.
This extended format offers drivers more opportunities to showcase their skills and vie for the coveted championship title. An additional source of prestige for this season is the official licensing of the British F4 eSport competition by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).
This significant development is the result of a partnership between iRacing and the FIA, which was formerly known as iRacing Formula iR-04, and underscores the growing recognition of sim racing on the international stage.
Some of the teams and racers currently joining consist of:
|Altus Esports||Ted Bradbury|
|SimRace Sweden eSports||Isak Arvidsson|
|Azz Tech Racing||Daniel Parrans Smith|
|JHR by 29 eSports||Gordie Mutch|
|Dorr Esports||Lucas Muller|
|GUILD Racing||Remy Gilbert|
|VELOCE VEXT||Matt Emery|
|Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Esports Team||Manuel Biancolilla|
|FreeM UK||James Armstrong|
|Puresims Esports||Harley Haughton|
|Williams Esports||Josh Lad|
|Kimura Racing||Matt J Caruana|
|Stormforce Racing ART||Peter Berryman|
|Mensah Racing||Carl Chase|
|Prismatic Motorsports||Saoirse Fitzpatrick|
What new features are presented in this championship?
The driver lineup for the 2023 season promises to be a compelling mix of seasoned champions and emerging talents.
The return of world champion Luke McKeown, who will be donning the number 1 on his car while representing Stormforce Racing ART, adds an extra layer of anticipation to the season.
McKeown will have the company of his teammate Peter Berryman, creating a formidable duo that will be closely watched throughout the championship.
Additionally, the presence of the Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Esports Team adds a fresh face to the British F4 Esports scene, injecting new energy and competition into the series.
|8||Matt J Caruana||10|
How were the race results in Round 1 of the Championship?
As the opening round unfolded at Brands Hatch Indy, fans were treated to an electrifying spectacle that set the tone for the season.
The race results were nothing short of spectacular, with Josh Poulain seizing the top spot, followed closely by Remy Gilbert and Gordie Mutch, who secured the second and third positions, respectively.
Peter Berryman, McKeown’s esteemed teammate, displayed commendable performance, securing the fourth position.
However, McKeown himself faced a challenging start to the season, finishing in the 25th position and failing to earn any points.
One of the noteworthy achievements of the opening round was the contribution of Duncan Hofland, who managed to secure the first point of the season for the Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Esport Team.
This accomplishment is particularly impressive considering the team’s debut in the series this season.
|3||JHR By 29 eSports||26|
|4||Stormforce Racing ART||21|
|11||SimRace Sweden eSports||4|
|12||Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Esports Team||2|
|13||Azz Tech Racing||0|
When it comes to team standings, FreeM UK emerged as the early frontrunners, demonstrating their prowess on the track.
They were closely followed by GUILD Racing and JHR by 29 Esports, setting the stage for a thrilling team competition throughout the season.
However, three other teams, namely Azz Tech Racing, Mensah Racing, and Prismatic Motorsports, faced a challenging start as they failed to secure points in the opening round.
As the 2023 British F4 Esports season unfolds, fans and participants alike can look forward to a fiercely competitive championship characterized by high-speed action, strategic brilliance, and the determination to claim the coveted title.
With new challenges, fresh faces, and seasoned champions in the mix, the British F4 Esports series promises to be an unforgettable journey for motorsport enthusiasts around the world.