British F4 E-Sports - Silverstone GP Podium for Mensah Racing DBU Team
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British F4 E-Sports - Silverstone GP Race Report
Written by Olivia Eyeson
Round 5 of the British F4 E-Sport championship was incredible for Mensah Racing as the team scored their first podium, a show of the improvements made since our first race.
A reminder of how the championship operates, the 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 5 of the 2023 British F4 ESports Championship saw the grid head to the iconic Silverstone circuit. The Silverstone GP track is 5.890km consisting of 15 corners. The wide track differs greatly from the last round held at the narrow Oulton Park International Circuit. The contrast between the fast turn sequence of Maggotts and Becketts, and slow corners like The Loop mean that the race is very technical for the drivers.
In the Formula Ford 1600 championship, Aaron Mensah continued to make improvements on his performances nearing the points in Race 1 after finishing P11 and then scoring a P15 in Race 2.
Race 1 in British F4 E-Sports saw a stellar performance from Elliot Pugh who secured the first points of the season after taking a P6. Pugh was involved in the midfield battle, battling Altus Esports’ Ted Bradbury for P5. Daniel Cebula’s race was more difficult and he finished P18 though there is still plenty to learn from the race in order to score points in the future.
Elliot’s Race 1 performance set the tone for his race weekend, with Race 2 proving successful. He started the race in reverse grid pole, putting him in a good position to secure even more points. He led the race but after an aggressive move on Gordie Mutch he was handed a slow down penalty. Despite this, he held onto P2 until the penultimate lap when he was involved in an enthralling battle for the podium positions with Mutch, Mckeown and Berryman. Pugh crossed the line in P3 providing Mensah Racing with their first podium and great points for the championship. Unfortunately, there wasn’t as much good news for his teammate Daniel Cebula who finished P24 after being crashed into.
After the incredible performance from the team this weekend Daniel Cebula sits P24 in the drivers’ championship with teammate Elliot Pugh being a big mover up to P12. For the Constructor’s standings, Mensah Racing sits P9 out of 15 teams only 16 points from Veloce Vext who sit in P8.