Aussie rising star Patrick Heuzenroeder signs with Phinsys by Argenti
Australia’s Patrick Heuzenroeder has signed with Phinsys by Argenti for the 2023 ROKiT F4 British Championship certified by FIA, becoming the sixth driver named for the new season.
The 16-year-old from Sydney, Australia will join Britain’s FIA Formula 4 series fresh from a 2022 campaign in which he ran third overall in the New South Wales Formula Ford Championship, until electing to miss the final round to begin his testing programme with Argenti early.
The promising Australian recently attracted attention from the highest echelons of the sport and participated in Ferrari Driver Academy’s Asian and Pacific region shootout, where he made it through to the last six.
“I’m feeling optimistic about the move to British F4 with Phinsys by Argenti,” says Heuzenroeder. “I think it will be a good season.
“They’re a great team and have proven what they’re capable of with their previous results. I’ve enjoyed testing and already feel like I have a good relationship with the team members.
“I know that they will give it everything next year, as will I. My goal, like any other driver on the grid, is to win the championship, but ultimately, I want to make sure all mine and the teams’ hard work pays off and that we can get the best results possible.”
Since joining the ranks in ROKiT British F4 back in 2020, Argenti have grown to become a force to be reckoned with, taking nine race victories with the likes of Matias Zagazeta, Casper Stevenson and, more recently, Aiden Neate, and Daniel Guinchard.
Heuzenroeder becomes the first confirmed member of their 2023 line-up, as the Oxfordshire-based team look to claim a maiden title.
“It’s great to welcome Patrick to Argenti,” says Michael Meadows, Team Principal.
“We are looking forward to helping him develop as a driver so he can achieve his goals in the British F4 championship.
“He has been performing well in testing and we want to continue this momentum through the rest of the test program and into the season.”
Heuzenroeder is the sixth confirmed driver on the 2023 grid, following news of William Macintyre (Hitech) Dion Gowda (Carlin) and James Higgins (Fortec Motorsport), plus Monica Boulton Ramos and Deagen Fairclough, the latter pair winning the ROKiT Racing Star competition in its debut year.
Next season will represent another landmark year for the championship as it heads to Silverstone’s Grand Prix circuit for the first time as part of a 10-event, 30-race season. Donington Park will host the championship opener on 22-23 April 2023.
The remainder of Argenti’s driver line-up will be confirmed in due course.