Two-time British junior karting champion Daniel Guinchard will move into British Formula 4 this year with Argenti Motorsport.
Guinchard had a stellar 2021 representing Argenti in karting, claiming the British title, the Ultimate Karting Championship and the British Kartmsasters Grand Prix on Rotax Junior karts, and winning the British championship for X30 Junior karts.
The 15-year-old is Argenti’s second signing of the season for F4, alongside returnee Aiden Neate, with the team going into its third year in single-seaters.
“I’m really excited to start my next racing career move in cars,” said Guinchard.
“I know there is a lot for me to learn but having spent the winter testing with the Argenti F4 team, I know I have the best people guiding me through this experience.
“When I first joined the Argenti Motorsport kart team in December 2020 I had heard good things about them but could never have imagined we would achieve the results we have In the past 12 months in karting – they are extraordinary.
“The positive atmosphere at the team is what makes them stand out. Everyone is supportive of each other and we all work together to be the best we can be. I was really pleased to see these same values are replicated across to the F4 team.”
British F4 will adopt F4 Gen2 machinery for 2022, taking on the new Tatuus T-421 chassis and an Abarth engine. The series previously used Mygale cars and Ford engines.
“It’s exciting to have Daniel step up from the kart team to the F4 team,” Argenti’s team principal Michael Meadows said.
“We know he’s an exciting talent and we look forward to working with him and helping him develop. There is a lot to learn for any rookie making their first move into cars. British F4 is a particularly competitive championship, so it’s important to keep learning and progressing.”