Preview: Championship titles set to be decided at Brands Hatch this weekend
For the ninth season in a row, Brands Hatch will be the decider for all three titles in the ROKiT British F4 Championship certified by the FIA. Not only is there a focus on the championship title fight this weekend, but the Team and Rookie championships are both still up for grabs as we head into the final races of the season.
Ahead of the final round, Rodin Carlin’s Louis Sharp holds onto the title lead by just a single point over Hitech Pulse-Eight’s William Macintyre. Both drivers took to the podium at Donington Park to equal one another for 12 podiums apiece this season, although Sharp is ahead on race wins with five, to Macintyre’s two. The pendulum has swung between the two at the top of the points for most of the season, setting up quite the final showdown this weekend at Brands Hatch.
The points aren’t quite as close for the Rookie Cup but Chris Dittmann Racing’s, Gustav Jonsson will be looking to extend his 20-point lead ahead of Hitech Pulse-Eight’s Gabriel Stilp. Stilp won race 3 at Donington Park, giving the rookie his first win in single-seater racing and a definite confidence boost heading into the final round. Both drivers are still well in contention to clinch the spot for top rookie with three races left to run.
It’s been an extremely competitive season of the ROKiT British F4 Championship which has seen 12 drivers stand on the top step of the podium and claim race wins.
The battle for the final spot in the championship top three is one not to be missed. JHR’s Deagen Fairclough moved into third overall after an impressive second win of the season last time out. Closely behind are Rodin Carlin’s Dion Gowda in fourth and Fortec’s James Higgins in fifth with 46 points separating the three.
It’s a pairing of Hitech Pulse-Eight drivers in James Piszcyk and Kanato Le, sixth and seventh with both drivers still in with a chance to make an impact on the top five. Noah Lisle of Rodin Carlin and Virtuosi Racing’s Aqil Alibhai are comfortable at the foot of the top ten.
There’s still plenty to play for in the Team’s Cup with Rodin Carlin leading Hitech Pulse-Eight by 27 points.
Off track this weekend take the opportunity for the final time in 2023 to meet the drivers at the official autograph session, held outside the F4 Race Centre on Sunday.