Christian Lester confirms GB4 return for 2023 season

Published on Thursday, April 13, 2023

Christian Lester confirms GB4 return for 2023 season

Christian Lester has confirmed that he will return to the GB4 Championship for the 2023 season, reuniting with his family-run squad Rossoverde Racing. 

The Northern Ireland native competed in the majority of the inaugural GB4 campaign last year, and showed a consistent improvement in pace as the season progressed, allowing him to take up front row starting positions for the final races at Donington Park and Silverstone. 

He claimed a best result of sixth during his most impressive round of the season on the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit, where he also secured his best qualifying positions of the campaign. 

GB4 provided the foundations for his return to racing last year, having competed in selected rounds of the British F4 Championship in 2018, and then participated in the Australian Grand Prix-supporting F4 round in 2019, where he was the rookie class runner-up. 

He’s also competed in tin tops, and was a pole-sitter in Ford Fiestas before turning his attentions to single-seaters. Lester intends to race car number five, as piloted by his hero Sebastian Vettel in F1. 

Christian Lester commented: “I’m looking forward to racing in GB4 again this year. I was pleased that by the end of the year I was able to get closer to what I wanted to show. 

“My goal is to show that more consistently in 2023, and really get stuck into the fights throughout the field. I can't wait for Silverstone, high speed circuits suit me better and I've always gone well there. GB4 is giving me ideal experience in single-seaters, and I'm hoping to use that experience later in the year to test Formula Regional-level machinery, and cars from other series too as I look to move up the ladder.”

Rossoverde Racing Team Principal Hector Lester said: “Aside from anything else, it was wonderful to be back in a racing paddock last year, and especially among the British GT teams with whom we’ve had some many wonderful memories over the years. 

“With a full season under our belts, we hope that Christian can continue to build on his performances from last year, and we aim to add further drivers to our team as the season continues.”

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