British F4 E-Sports - Snetterton and Oulton Park Debrief
The British F4 E-Sport championship returned for Rounds 3 and 4 held at Snetterton and Oulton Park
British F4 E-Sports - Snetterton and Oulton Park
Written By Olivia Eyeson
The British F4 E-Sport championship returned for Rounds 3 and 4 held at Snetterton and Oulton Park respectively, marking an improvement in Mensah Racing’s performance.
A reminder for 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 3 - Snetterton 300
The third round of the 2023 British F4 ESports Championship saw the grid race at Snetterton. The Snetterton 300 circuit holds 12 corners, with 5 left handers and 7 right handers across the 3 miles that make up the track.
Race 1 saw Carl Chase finish P16, whereas his team Elliot Pugh, filling in for Daniel Cebula, made his championship debut to finish P21.
In Race 2, there was disappointment for Carl as he disconnected meaning that his result was a DNF. There was better news for Elliot though as he neared the points finishing an impressive P11.
In the Formula Ford 1600 championship, Aaron Mensah improved on his results in the first two rounds to finish P14 in both Race 1 and Race 2.
There was an overall improvement in the performance of the team as we were able to beat the Aston Martin team, which is a great achievement.
Round 4 - Oulton Park International
Round 4 of the British F4 Esports championship took the grid to Oulton Park International Circuit. The Oulton Park International Circuit holds 6 left hand and 11 right hand corners across the 4.30km track.
Daniel Cebula made his return behind the wheel after missing Round 3 at Snetterton. Race 1 saw him get up to speed immediately, nearing on the point scoring positions after finishing P12. We also saw the return of Ellliot Pugh ,filling in for Carl Chase, though it was a difficult Race 1 as he was involved in an incident which led him to finish P24.
Race 2 saw Daniel be the receiver of bad luck after he was caught in an incident causing him to finish P24 whilst Elliot wrapped up a difficult Round 4 by not being able to start the race due to an IRacing server issue.
Race 1 was disappointing in the Formula Ford 1600 championship, as Aaron did not start due to a penalty received in the previous race. However, Race 2 provided another opportunity to score points, where he got close by finishing P13.
Though the conditions were difficult and the races were incident packed, Race 1 saw the team beat Aston Martin once again showing the improvements in performances.
Despite having difficult luck, the team dealt with the conditions impressively by beating Aston Martin. We hope to capitalise on these improvements in preparation for the next round at Silverstone.