British F4 Esports Championship Round 1: Mutch and Gilbert Triumph as Poulain Secures Early Points Lead

British F4 Esports Championship Round 1
Author Alessio Lorandi
Alessio Lorandi
September 28, 2023

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:

Team Name Driver
Altus Esports Ted Bradbury
Aaron Vazquez
SimRace Sweden eSports Isak Arvidsson 
Tobias Olssson
Azz Tech Racing  Daniel Parrans Smith
Alvaro Marinero
JHR by 29 eSports Gordie Mutch
Stanley Deslandes
Dorr Esports Lucas Muller 
Ben Hitz
GUILD Racing  Remy Gilbert
Brandon Abrahams
Tamas Simon
Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Esports Team Manuel Biancolilla 
Duncan Hofland 
FreeM UK James Armstrong
Josh Poulain
Puresims Esports Harley Haughton
Alexander Davidson
Williams Esports Josh Lad
Moreno Sirica
Kimura Racing Matt J Caruana
Ryan Micallef
Stormforce Racing ART Peter Berryman
Luke McKeown
Mensah Racing Carl Chase
Daniel Cebula
Prismatic Motorsports Saoirse Fitzpatrick
Rachel Konkoly

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.

No Driver PTS
1 Josh Poulain 30
2 Remy Gilbert 29
3 Gordie Mutch 26
4 Peter Berryman 21
5 Moreno Sirica 18
6 Alexander Davidson  12
7 Lucas Muller 12
8 Matt J Caruana  10
9 Tamas Simon 10
10 Ryan Micallef 8
11 Ted Bradbury 8
12 Matt Emery 6
13 Aaron Vazquez 6
14 Isak Arvidsson 4
15 Duncan Hofland  2
16 James Armstrong  1
17 Ben Hitz 1
18 Manuel Biancolilla 0
19 Tobias Olsson  0
20 Alvaro Marinero  0
21 Josh Lad  0
22 Brandon Abrahams  0
23 Carl Chase 0
24 Daniel Cebula 0
25 Luke McKeown 0
26 Rachel Konkoly 0
27 Daniel Parransmith  0
28 Harley Haughton 0
29 Stanley Deslandes 0

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.

No Driver PTS
1 FreeM UK 31
2 GUILD Racing 29
3 JHR By 29 eSports 26
4 Stormforce Racing ART 21
5 Williams eSports 18
6 Kimura Racing 18
8 Altus eSports 14
9 Dorr eSports 13
10 Puresims eSports 12
11 SimRace Sweden eSports 4
12 Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Esports Team 2
13 Azz Tech Racing 0
14 Mensah Racing 0
15 Prismatic Motorsports 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.

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About the autor

Alessio Lorandi

Alessio has been involved at the highest levels in racing since the age of 5 (2003). He won a CIK-FIA World Championship in 2013 and then raced in F3, F2, and finally GT3s before now dedicating himself to SOLOX. He’s now on a mission to help thousands of sim racers around the world achieve their fullest potential through his ACC setups.






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