Double Delight for South Yorkshire Driver in British F4 Championship Opener

7th May 2024

Sheffield teenager Rowan Campbell-Pilling’s debut in F4 got off to a tremendous start with two podium finishes in the adrenaline-fuelled sport.

The Rokit British F4 certified by the FIA Season started at Donington Park in Derbyshire last weekend and Rowan made it onto the podium – not once but twice.

Rowan, a Motorsport UK Academy Driver who drives for the Argenti team, made the short journey from his hometown, Sheffield, for his much awaited debut in British Formula 4 single seaters. This is seen as the first step of the ladder towards Formula 1.

The 17-year-old, who was on track with 22 other drivers from across the globe, gained a Rookie podium twice at Donington next to fellow Argenti teammate Yuanpu Cui. 

The rookie tournament is a highly competitive series where only the youngest drivers in the championship, those who haven’t been in F4 before, are eligible. It was a great achievement for Rowan during his debut weekend. 

With over 20,000 spectators, the weekend also saw Rowan awarded the Pirelli Hardest Charger Award, for the most overtakes, having gained seven places during the only qualifying race of the weekend. 

Rowan said: “The season has officially started! It’s been a great weekend and to have maximised our races to come away with two podiums and the Pirelli Hardest Charger Award, especially on my debut weekend, is a good feeling.

“Of course, I’m here to win but the season is long and it’s about learning and gaining experience as the season progresses. I can’t wait to continue driving round some of the UK’s most iconic circuits, representing Sheffield and South Yorkshire as I go.”

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