- British rising star switches to Ford EcoBoost-powered series with Argenti.
- Michael Meadows’ outfit expands to four-car assault with highly rated teenager after strong outings in karting and French F4.
- Brands Hatch (26-27 June) marks first competitive outing in single seaters on home soil for Neate as grid increases to 19 cars.
Argenti Motorsport have expanded to a four-car line up for the remainder of the 2021 F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost season with the addition of rising star Aiden Neate.
The 15-year-old, who celebrates his birthday at Brands Hatch today (25 June) ahead of his debut weekend in Britain’s FIA Formula 4 series, makes the switch following a two-round outing in French F4, including a hat-trick of top-five finishes at Nogaro.
Prior to that, the Milton Keynes-based racer competed at international level in karting for the prestigious Tony Kart Racing Team, as well as several race-winning outings in the British National Karting Championship.
He joins new team-mates Eduardo Coseteng, Marcos Flack and Matias Zagazeta as Michael Meadows’ outfit expands to a four-car assault, the maximum permitted under the regulations, for the very first time.
Neate, who has also clocked up valuable mileage on UK shores in the Mygale M14-F4 with Argenti during pre-season, will also be eligible to compete for Rookie Cup honours for the remainder of the season.
“I’m really looking forward to making my British F4 debut this weekend,” said Neate.
“I have got a lot of mileage in the car, so I’m really confident that we can do well going into this first race meeting at Brands Hatch.
“A lot of time has been put in adapting to my first year of cars, coming from European karting with the Tony Kart Factory Team last year. A massive thank you to everyone around me who has helped me progress.”
We’re really excited to be welcoming Aiden to Argenti Motorsport and British F4,” added Meadows.
“Aiden is a serious talent and has produced some very impressive performances with us in testing, so we’re ready to help him realise his full potential in the championship this year.”
Neate’s addition also means the grid for Brands Hatch this weekend increases to 19 cars, the highest entry for a British F4 round since the 2017 season finale at the Kent circuit.