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Success at Silverstone For Sheffield Driver Rowan Campbell-Pilling

Photography by Jakob Ebrey Photography

Motorsport fans in Sheffield will know that this weekend is the prestigious British Grand Prix, which takes place at the iconic Silverstone track, but many may be unaware that Sheffield has had recent motorsport success at the same venue.


Just a few weeks ago Sheffield-born, Rowan Campbell-Pilling made his Silverstone debut in the ROKiT British F4 Championships.


The 17-year-old marked the occasion with another trophy to add to his ever-growing collection, as he topped the rookie podium at the national circuit. At the halfway point of his debut year in F4, Campbell-Pilling has won more trophies than any other driver on the grid with 10 so far. 


The Argenti Motorsport driver’s success in the opening five rounds of the season means that he currently occupies second place in the highly competitive, Rookie Cup.


Photography by Jakob Ebrey Photography

Speaking of his success, Campbell-Pilling said: “We’re overwhelmed with the position we’re in halfway through my first F4 season. To have 10 trophies is incredible and it leaves us in a positive place going into the second half of the championship.”


During the weekend Campbell-Pilling met Scarlett Archer, another rising star from the city of Sheffield, for an exclusive interview that discussed an important topic. One topic of conversation focussed on the opportunities to get into motorsport and the need for karting, and sport in general, to be more accessible in Sheffield and the wider South Yorkshire region.


Archer, the 16-year-old news and sports presenter, who is currently presenting the Sky Kids’ show said: “It was good to get a chance to shout about what’s possible for the motorsport industry in the Steel City.”


Photography by Jakob Ebrey Photography

Looking ahead to the rest of the season, the sixth round of the ROKiT British F4 Championships will take place at Zandvort on the 13-14th July.


Reflecting on his rookie year so far, Campbell-Pilling said: “I’m really grateful to be learning so much already and can’t thank everyone enough for their support this far.”


It’s just under two weeks until the season gets back underway, and you can follow Rowan Campbell-Pilling’s journey, as all races are broadcast live on ITV.


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