Double British Karting Champion Daniel Guinchard will graduate to single seaters for 2022 after agreeing a deal to run with Phinsys by Argenti in the ROKiT F4 British Championship certified by FIA.
The 15-year-old was victorious in both the Junior X30 and Junior Rotax categories of the UK’s premier karting series with Argenti in 2021, making him the first driver to win two British championships in the same season.
After a glittering karting career that also includes UKC, Kartmasters and British O plate titles, Guinchard will now take advantage of Argenti’s pathway from karting to single-seaters – unique among the teams in Britain’s FIA Formula 4 series – to take his first steps on the FIA’s Single Seater Pathway.
Guinchard becomes the second driver to confirm their seat at Argenti after Aiden Neate was unveiled last week, with the rest of the team’s line-up to be announced in the coming weeks.
“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 twelve 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.”
Meadows – who has so far overseen his team run a driver to third, then second in their first two seasons of competition in the category, including six race victories and 25 podium finishes – expressed his happiness at retaining Guinchard for the next step in his career.
“It’s exciting to have Daniel step up from the kart team to the F4 team,” said Meadows.
“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 keep to learning and progressing.”
The 2022 season kicks off at Donington Park, Leicestershire on 22-24 April.