• Luigi Sebastiano De Blasi

Formula Regional | First Race During F1 Weekend in Imola & Testing Report From Montmeló

The Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine has today announced yet another change in its calendar. The season will start then earlier than planned. Further details here.


FRECA has announced today that its season opener has been moved one week earlier. The first race of the season was initially supposed to be on 25th April in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. What actually happened is that they swapped the slots: the race in Spa will now be the sixth meeting of the season on 23rd-25th July, when the Imola weekend was previewed to happen. As a consequence, Imola then takes the first slot. This slot will be moved a weekend earlier, though: FRECA will be supporting the Formula 1 Pirelli Gran Premio Del Made In Italy e Dell'Emilia Romagna 2021, and it will be the only feeder series supporting the main event. FRECA will then support F1 races twice more throughout the season in Spain and Monaco.


Imola, Italy | © David Vidales' Instagram Profile https://www.instagram.com/vidalesracing/



Meanwhile the second testing meeting - which has taken place at the Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya - has concluded today. Below there is a chart with the top 10 of the fastest laps of the two days. Track conditions were actually worst during part d (the latest of the four sessions on Friday afternoon) of testing which meant almost no one was able to improve what achieved in part c (Friday morning). There was some good turnover in the top 10 in Montmeló compared to Imola, as 4 drivers couldn't reach that in the previous meeting (Paul Aron, Alex Quinn, Kas Haverkort & Oliver Gøthe). And finally, it was the Swiss Grégoire Saucy who clinched the top of the time sheets, as the Finnish Patrik Pasma was just 5 hundredths of second away. Isack Hadjar was again impressive, showing consistency throughout all the four parts, getting to the top on Friday afternoon and being both the best rookie and the best 16-years-old-driver in the roster.


Top 10 Timings Overall | © sebmotors.info 2021


The next episode of the testing-saga will be next Tuesday in Le Castellet, as the drivers will move to Circuit de Paul Ricard for another two-days of testing in France.

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