India’s Jaden R. Pariat is the latest signing for the 2023 ROKiT F4 British Championship certified by FIA.
The teenager, who turned 16 last week, is soon to move from native Shillong in India to live in the UK to focus on his racing career. Pariat’s karting experience includes the Meco FMSCI X30 National championship, in which he became the first Indian rookie to score a podium on their debut. He finished as runner-up in the series in only his second season.
Last year saw Pariat testing in the Tatuus T-421, which resulted in him competing in the last two race weekends of the 2022 ROKiT British F4 Championship. His best result from the six races was a very credible seventh place and second in the Rookies at Silverstone Round 26. Having not previously entered more than three race events, he will be eligible for points in both the Rookie Drivers’ Cup in addition to the Drivers’ Championship.
Pariat is the third driver to sign for Argenti’s 2023 campaign, joining Isaac Barashi and Patrick Heuzenroeder. Since joining the Championship in 2020, Argenti has claimed nine race victories, most recently with drivers Aiden Neate, and Daniel Guinchard.
“After driving in the ROKiT British F4 championship for the last two rounds of the 2022 season, it only made sense for us to come back. The amount I learnt on and off track during those two rounds of the championship was really incredible. Looking at the level of teams and drivers on the grid and the technicality of the circuits in the calendar makes for one of the best driver development and experience-gaining championships in the world.
“We chose Phinsys by Argenti because of the seasons they have had over the last few years, bagging nine wins and multiple podiums in the championship. Michael’s vision to support and develop drivers in their first steps into single seaters was also very fitting to our needs. I am super excited for the upcoming season and looking forward to the best we can achieve together with the team.”
Michael Meadows – Team Principal, Phinsys by Argenti
“Having tested Jaden last year, we were impressed with his performance but also his ability to learn and take on information. As a Rookie this is a hugely important factor as they make the transition to F4. The team are very much looking forward to working with Jaden, helping him develop as a driver and achieving strong results in the British F4 Championship. British F4 is a very competitive championship with strong teams and drivers, it has a proven track record for producing top level drivers, a few of whom are now in F1.”
Donington Park, Leicestershire hosts the season opener on 22-23 April, 2023. Further driver announcements will be made in due course.