Arden Motorsport is pleased to confirm Cameron McLeod will join the team for the remainder of the 2021 F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost season, starting at Silverstone this weekend (25-26 September).
The Red Arrows make the short trip to the 1.6-mile National circuit at the Northamptonshire venue in good spirits after another solid points haul in Britain’s FIA Formula 4 series at Croft last time out.
McLeod, who has previous racing experience in both the Australian Formula Ford Championship and tin-tops, joins new team-mates Georgi Dimitrov, David Morales, and Zak Taylor at the Banbury-based team for the final three events on the 2021 calendar.
Silverstone – often billed as the ‘Home of British Motorsport’ – has been a happy hunting ground for the team in previous seasons, including a brace of pole positions and a victory for Alex Connor during 2020’s pandemic-hit season.
After two days of pre-event testing on Thursday and Friday, the quartet’s first competitive action comes in the form of qualifying at 10:55 on Saturday morning, with the opening race of the weekend to follow that afternoon at 16:10.
Sunday features a double header of ITV4-televised action, with races at 10:40 and 16:15 (all times BST).
Garry Horner, Arden Team Principal said:
“It’s a pleasure to be able to welcome Cameron to Arden Motorsport, and we look forward to helping his development as a driver over the remaining three rounds of the season, starting at Silverstone.
“He’s got an excellent team behind him, and three very capable team-mates to draw on for experience and guidance, so the ingredients are there for a positive next step in his career. Best of luck to all our drivers for the weekend ahead.”
Gary Ward, Arden British F4 Team Manager said:
“Silverstone has been a good circuit for us in the past, so the aim this weekend is to go there in good spirits, build on recent results and hopefully have some silverware to take back to HQ on Sunday night.
“It’s great to welcome Cameron into the team alongside Georgi, David and Zak; I’m sure all four will work exceptionally well together and keep the team on this positive trajectory.”
Georgi Dimitrov (#23) said:
“I’m looking forward to Silverstone this weekend. My debut with the team had some frustrating moments, but plenty of positives, and my objective this weekend is to build on those and keep climbing the order.”
Cameron McLeod (#50) said:
“I’m really excited to take this next step in my career and join the British Formula 4 Championship, and with such an established, race-winning team such as Arden Motorsport.
“There are few more iconic circuits than Silverstone on which to make my debut, so it’s safe to say I’m feeling pretty positive right now in the lead up to the weekend.
“I’ve been working hard with the team to get myself prepared, but equally I can go in with no expectations and treat it as a learning exercise for the future, there’s no pressure on me.”
David Morales (#77) said:
“Each weekend has been increasingly positive for me since I joined the team, I think it’s pretty clear from the outside that all our hard work is starting to show in our results.
“Silverstone is one of the circuits you always hope you’ll get a chance to drive, so on a personal note, this weekend is one I’ve been looking forward to. Hopefully we can keep moving towards the front and bring home some more points.”
Zak Taylor (#99) said:
“I’m feeling confident ahead of this weekend; it’s been a good circuit for the team in the past, and we’ve put a lot of work in to prepare as best we can.
“Croft was a good exercise for me in terms of building my confidence back up after Thruxton. We know we’ve got good pace, and we’ve been competitive in the races so far, so I don’t see any reason why we can’t be up the front again this weekend.”