2023 ROKiT British F4 champion to receive coaching from BWT Alpine F1 Team
The 2023 ROKiT British F4 Champion will receive a year-long coaching programme and expert guidance from BWT Alpine Formula 1 ® Team.
Based at the team’s state-of-the-art Alpine Racing Human Performance Centre at Enstone, the programme will last twelve months and will provide the next champion in Britain’s FIA Formula 4 series with the resource and experience of a leading Formula 1 team to support their next steps.
An initial assessment conducted at the start of the year will be used by Alpine to produce a structured and tailored development plan, with a focus on improving core physical condition and identifying areas of improvement.
The 2023 champion will have regular access to the facilities and expert personnel at the Alpine Racing Human Performance Centre, a privilege usually reserved for the team’s drivers and Alpine Academy stars, to help them unlock their full potential at a crucial stage in their careers.
Alpine already supports nine talents through their dual Alpine Academy and Alpine Affiliate programmes, including three ROKiT British F4 alumni in Jack Doohan, Olli Caldwell and, Abbi Pulling.
The stakes have never been higher in the battle for championship honours, with a direct opportunity to work with a Formula 1 ® team now on the line, as well as 12 valuable FIA Super Licence points, a paid-for Formula Regional test, and a host of other career-enhancing prizes.
Julian Rouse, Academy Director at BWT Alpine F1 Team, said, “We are pleased to collaborate with ROKiT British F4 for 2023 and offer the champion a variety of opportunities we have as a Formula 1 team. The facilities and knowledge we have here at BWT Alpine F1 Team is invaluable to an upcoming driver and their next step in their career, and we are eager to be onboard with this journey to promote young talent in grass-root series like British F4.”
“This is a fantastic opportunity for the 2023 champion to receive regular human performance coaching and instruction from a leading Formula 1 team as they take their next steps on the single-seater pathway,” commented Hugh Chambers, Motorsport UK Chief Executive Officer.
“The facilities at the Alpine Human Performance Centre are well-equipped to support drivers in their development. We’re thankful to Alpine for supporting ROKiT British F4 and this is another excellent opportunity for our next champion.”
The news further strengthens the existing ties between Britain’s FIA Formula 4 series and Formula 1, as Motorsport UK continues to forge meaningful pathways for drivers to progress through the sport.
Three graduates from the championship will line up on the 2023 F1 grid, with Williams’ Logan Sargeant joining the McLaren pairing of Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri. The same number of F1-affiliated juniors competed in the series in 2022.
Another 10-event, 30-race season including a visit to the full Silverstone GP circuit, plus nine events in support of the high-profile British Touring Car Championship, kicks off at Donington Park on 22-23 April 2023.