ROKiT British F4 Championship Round #1 Race Report

Weekend #1
April 27th-28th, 2024
Post-event recap
Castle Donington, United Kingdom

Alex with his competitors Friend

Hello everyone in the Berg Brigade,

As my first weekend in British F4 comes to a close, I feel proud but unsatisfied with myself.
The #48 Rohde & Liesenfeld/BBC Chartering F4 felt great in both practice sessions on Thursday as we showed good pace. The most difficult part to overcome for myself was a lack of consistency, due to the lack of experience on track.
Looking back, I did not get a single session on track without rain, so it was not easy for me to get to grips with the circuit.

During qualifying I held the fastest time for most of the session, until the final few laps in which I dropped to P10 with a gap of .369 seconds to P1.

Alex sitting in his car

The starting grid format for all three races was quite different than what I am used to.
Race #1 was based on the second fastest lap of each driver, Race #2 was a reversed grid of the fastest 12 cars in qualifying.
Race #3 was based on regular qualifying times. Although qualifying was very close, my second-fastest time was only good enough for P15 in Race #1.

In a mixed conditions Race #1, I was able to grab a few spots off the line but ended up only finishing P14. It was a frustrating race. I ended up being the 8th fastest.

Alex holding the trophy

Sunday was a long day. I arrived at the track at 8:00 am to prepare to get in the car at 8:45 but was quickly told that no running would be considered until noon due to track flooding.

I did not do much at the track besides waiting around.
At 2 pm we were told to be in the cars at 4:15 for our one and only race at 4:45. The starting grid was in the Race #2 format.

After a great start from P3 to snatch the lead into T1, I led from start to finish claiming my maiden victory.

Unfortunately, I received a 5-second penalty for exceeding track limits, which dropped me to P3. After the race, I was notified that I was given another penalty for excessive weaving coming to the grid which dropped me to P6.

It is heartbreaking to end the weekend like that. But I claim full responsibility for my mistakes. They were both very small and did not gain me a competitive advantage, yet they were still mistakes that cost me big.

It was a strange debut weekend, although I am very grateful for my partners, Rohde & Liesenfeld, BBC Chartering, FLS Group, Transcar Projects, OXBO MegaTransport, Marshall Logistics, Atna Pharmaceutical Consulting and EasyDirft Technologies.

We will move on to the next event at Brands Hatch Indy, in just under two weeks.
Alex Berg
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