Smith enjoying the challenges of GB4

Smith enjoying the challenges of GB4

19 May 2023

Fox Motorsport’s Sid Smith has been on the verge of several big results so far in his maiden campaign of single-seaters in GB4, only to be denied by some cruel luck.

The British youngster has a best result of fifth so far, but could well have had at least one podium also, having made a rocket ship start at Silverstone last time out to challenge for the lead, only for a collision moments before the first corner to rule him out.

Despite this, Smith is keeping his head up and hoping that a change of luck will bank the big results his improving pace has shown him capable of.

“We’ve not had the best of luck this year so far, but we still have hope so fingers crossed it will flip at Donington for the better!”

Smith is the reigning Fiesta Junior champion, so is having to adapt from having a roof over his head and treaded tyres, to the open cockpit and slicks nature of single-seaters.

“It’s certainly a challenge to say the least, but I’ve loved every moment of it so far, learning how to be on the pace and I feel as though it has helped me lots as a driver for future challenges, as well as in GB4.

“The biggest thing has been learning about the tyres and a different type of race craft. The slick tyres and the whole concept is completely different to what I have experienced so far. And in the races you have to be extra careful with overtakes and not to lose too much time.”

As well as his GB4 exploits, the son of Le Mans class-winner Rob Smith has also found time to join forces with his father in the C1 Racing Series, with the pair qualifying in the top third of the field at Oulton Park earlier in the Spring, and also entering the epic 24 Hours race at Silverstone this weekend.

“It’s great fun” said Smith. “It’s very different to a GB4 car obviously but it’s good to do endurance racing and learn a different type of driving.”

Once he’s got the 24 hour race out of the way, Smith’s attentions turn to GB4 at Donington next weekend, and his expectations? Simple; “we are hoping to get a podium!”