Last year was the inaugural Season of the new British F4 Esports Championship by Motorsport UK which saw the Williams Team compete across 6 rounds to Win the Teams’ Title outright with Josh Lad, Moreno Sirica and Alx Spetz.
The trio had earned themselves a nice prize pot of £6,000 – with Josh and Alx having the opportunity to visit the Rodin Carlin Factory and setting their paces on the Professional Simulator used by the real Drivers in F4, F3 and F2: including Williams’ own Ollie Gray and previous Carlin graduate. Logan Sargeant.
A campaign with plenty of wins, podiums, points and front Row starts last time out, sets us up well for this Season – feeling positive in our ability and motivated to continue our strong momentum with British Home HeroJosh, and Italian sensation Moreno returning to the series.
23-year-old Swedish talent and multiple race winner in ACC & iRacing Carl Jansson joins the F4 Team as a reserve driver for us in 2023!
Going into the Season – the British F4 Esports Championship begins on September 27th - 29th November with some new exciting changes for 2023.
An extended series of eight rounds instead of the 6 from before.
The Prize pool has been increased to £8,500.
The F4 Car is now licensed and up to FIA spec.
The Champion will be able to attend Motorsport UK’s annual Night of Champs event.
The winning team will receive 4x hospitality tickets to a British F4 2024 round of their choice.
Alongside this, fellow F1 Esports racers Aston Martin, have joined the grid as one of our main competitors in the 15-team roster with the likes of Veloce, ART, Guild, FreemUK and real British F4 outfit: JHR, on track with us.
The new eight-round season calendar as shown includes competitive and fast circuits which have received some in-game updates since last year, making the tracks as realistic and close to the real national layouts raced on in British F4 throughout the UK.
2x 20 Minute Races per round (1 Reverse Grid)
These events are both live streamed by broadcast and brought to viewers by Social Media Content across multiple platforms and pages, as well as Esports, Motorsport and SimRacing news sources such as Goodwood Road & Racing, Traxion.gg, and the official British F4 & Motorsport UK websites.
Additionally – we will be posting more content of the Championship on our own socials @WilliamsEsports and live streaming the action on twitch.tv/WilliamsEsports for each race.
Leading up to the British F4 Esports campaign, our drivers had recently visited the Williams HQ for a team trip weekend, focused both in on and off-track development – honing the drivers’ technical, tactical, mental and social skills with our dedicated coaching team and workshops, helping them to grow as Sim Racers and as individuals.
Throughout the weekend, successful collaborations with the British Army allowed the team to learn from the best in real-world scenarios and really helped to show us what areas we should be aiming for at peak.
Above all else, Josh, Moreno and Carl were able to complete these activities directly with one another in person, strengthening their team play even more and forming a positive chemistry ready for the Championship ahead.
This is a vital part of the team’s vision to create the most holistic and high-performance environment in Esports.
Look at the full weekend highlights:
Day 1 | Performance Coaching -
Day 2 | Communications Training & Paintballing -
Here is what the drivers had to say:
Moreno Sirica (Italy):
“From my side, the Team Trip reflects why we are so unique as a team. During my driver career – I’ve had the pleasure to meet and get to know multiple teams and drivers, but I couldn’t find the strong bond and connection Williams Esports has.
"The opportunities we have are of inestimable value and spending time with the team is always great, it's difficult to put how great it is into words sometimes!
"In particular, the Performance workshops, Paintballing and free time on the Sims had helped build a close relationship between me, Josh and Carl – getting to know each other more and finding ourselves on the same page, understanding how we can work together and improve as a team as well as approach the British F4 Esports Championship in the best possible way.
"It was also very interesting to hear what our coaches had to share when they bring their own experiences to the table which again is very beneficial to working on our performance and learning as much as possible for as competitive a series F4 is.
"The main thing that I took away from the weekend was my training methodology, which has improved a lot and I've definitely integrated these new methods into my general ‘competitive’ SimRacing view and daily life.
"I’m really looking forward to getting the British F4 Esports 2023 Championship underway”
Josh Lad (Great Britain):
“It was great to have the performance workshops before the British F4 Esports season, using the engineering workshop to help our car be in the best possible position to start the 2023 Championship.
"The Racecraft session with real GT3 Champion Will Tregurtha shall be a super valuable lesson for the reverse grid races where keeping out of trouble and focused through the pack against all the other cars will be crucial.
"After taking the title last year, I’m feeling positive for the season again with Moreno as my teammate and Carl supporting us as a reserve too who are both top talents.
"I think together as a trio, we can go even better and achieve the level that we want to be at, as well as get great results!”
Carl Jansson | Reserve (Sweden)
The first round starts at Brands Hatch Indy, on Wednesday 27th September at 19:15 UK!
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