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British F4 E-Sports - Knockhill and Donnington Park Debrief

British F4 E-Sports - Knockhill & Donnington Park Debrief - Mensah Racing DBU Team

British F4 E-Sports - Knockhill and Donnington Park Debrief

Written by Olivia Eyeson

The 2023 British F4 E-Sport Championship returned for a double header at  Knockhill and Donnington Park as we draw near to the end of the season.

The championship’s grid consists of 15 teams and 30 drivers competing across 8 rounds. Each round holds 2 20 minute races, with the second race holding a reversed starting grid.


Round 6 - Knockhill

Round 6 of the secondary British F4 E-Sport season saw the drivers race at Scotland’s Knockhill Circuit. The track is known for its narrow and short nature with incidents being common, making it a challenging race for drivers.

Race 1 saw Elliot Pugh finish P13 ahead of teammate Carl Chase who finished P14. Compared to the highs that Silverstone brought, the result didn’t provide any points.

Unfortunately, Race 2 brought more disappointment. Chase took another P14, whereas Pugh was involved in an incident causing him to DNF, highlighting the difficulty of the Knockhill Circuit.

In the Formula Ford 1600 championship, Aaron Mensah had a difficult weekend. As in both Race 1 and 2 he was involved in incidents that caused him to DNF.

Knockhill proved difficult for the team with no points being claimed across the weekend. However, any time on track provides insight into how to improve future results.

Round 7 - Donington Park

Though Round 6 at Knockhill proved difficult for the team, Round 7 provided another opportunity for points as the championship headed to Donington Park. The Donington Park GP circuit consists of 12 corners with 5 left handers and 7 right handers. The mixture of high and slow speed corners provide for an interesting race with many overtaking opportunities.

Race 1 proved difficult with neither driver scoring points. Elliot Pugh finished P15 whereas teammate Daniel Cebula finished P23. However, the Race 1 results weren’t indicative of the team’s pace.

Race 2 showed the team to be competitive with Pugh scoring points ,following his podium at Silverstone, with a fantastic P6. Though Cebula didn’t score points he was nearby with a P12 finish. 

Aaron Mensah wasn’t able to compete in the 7th round of the Formula Ford 1600 championship due to school exams, so his next opportunity to score points will be at the season finale held at the iconic Brands Hatch circuit.

Though Round 6 proved difficult for the whole team, Round 7 showed their ability to return to their competitive nature. There was lots to learn from the penultimate round of the British F4 E-Sports Championship in order to be competitive in the final races.


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