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- BREAKING | FRECA | ten Brinke Stops Racing Career With Immediate Effect
FLASH NEWS: In the following, the official statement from Thomas ten Brinke himself is reported. Thomas ten Brinke | © 2021 - Formula Regional European by Alpine “Dear all. For the past few years, I’ve been extremely dedicated to racing. I’ve been go karting for 5 years, became World Champion and finally made my move to autosport. I loved the first races in F4, the racing, the competition and moved my way up to Formula Regional soon after. During the weekends of FRECA, I started feeling a pressure I didn’t know before. How badly I would’ve wanted to compete, I struggled mentally to perform. Together with the coaching of Giedo van der Garde and Koen de Meester, I tried to turn things around, but the past weekend in Zandvoort it became clear to me. There was no joy. I know that driving race cars is a dream for a lot of people - and that thought also makes this decision even harder - but I have to stay true to myself and admit that racing doesn’t make me enjoy life the way I want. Therefore it’s with a heavy heart that I’m writing that I will stop my racing career immediately. For all the people that helped me along the way, @artgp, @gvandergarde, @bernhard_ten_brinke, @koendemeester41 @chantal_ten_brinke @hofmanjoost, @rickyflynnmotorsports, @officialmpmotorsport , @hsf_logistics , @eurolbv and @tricorpworkwear : a big thank you. I don’t know what the future will bring, but I know I’m taking the right decision. All the best, Thomas.”
- FRECA | Review: Saucy after France Aims "to Win the Championship"
It was a weekend which was plenty of turns of events at Le Castellet, in what was the first weekend in support of the GT World Challenge Europe. Is Grégoire Saucy preparing already a serious bid to the FRECA championship? We will be surer about this later in the year, but he claimed after these two races that he is doing so. In the meantime, here is your recap for this weekend! Grégoire Saucy | © 2021 - Formula Regional European by Alpine Qualifying 1 - ART’s Grégoire Saucy (CHE) made his intentions for the weekend clear already from Friday’s Practice sessions. He has always put more or less four tenths between himself, and the rest of the field and he was also able to replicate that when it mattered: in Q1. JD’s Michael Belov (RUS) joins the field as wild card for his first race this year, but it does not look like this is his first one. He was able to clinch P3 already in his first Qualifying outing. Results from Q1 | © 2021 - Formula Regional European by Alpine Teammates Crashing in Race 1 – It was a difficult first lap for Van Amersfoort’s Mari Boya (SPA) as he went straight at the Virage de l’Hôtel (turn 3) and then had to take the escape road in order to re-join the track. He did not know that worst things were going to happen just a few meters later. Under not very clear circumstances - as from what was shown on TV - he and his teammate Lorenzo Fluxá (SPA) came together in the middle of the first part of the Mistral straight while duelling for P19, bringing out the first Safety Car of the race. The same situation happened again two minutes to the end, with G4 being in trouble this time with Axel Gnos (CHE) not braking enough behind Alessandro Famularo (VEN) and hitting him right in the back at Virage de Bendor (turn 12). This brought out the second and last Safety Car of the race, which eventually ended the racing action. García & Hadjar in Race 1 - It was not the perfect day for G4 as also Belén García (SPA) collected damage to her front wing and her floor by hitting some bollards as she was pushed wide at the exit of the S de la Verrerie (turn 2) by KIC’s Nico Göhler (GER) while racing for P28. R-ace’s Isack Hadjar (FRA) in the meantime had to make his way through the field as an issue at the end of the formation lap left him in last place (P35) and starting from the pit lane. He then got to the chequered flag in P22. Isack Hadjar | © 2021 - Formula Regional European by Alpine The Podium of Race 1 – No changes of positions happened in the leading group: Saucy got first to the chequered flag in front of the other French, R-ace’s Hadrien David. What Belov was able to achieve was indeed special, as a podium in his first race of his FRECA season confirmed all the good quality he had shown in the previous sessions. The Russian got to P3 in front of ART’s Gabriele Minì (ITA) who recovered good points in the rookies’ standings after Hadjar’s woes. Gabriele Minì | © 2021 - Formula Regional European by Alpine Saucy’s Disqualification from Race 1 – More drama came five hours after the race (more or less at 8 PM UTC +2): the winner was disqualified thanks to a technical infringement: a Belleville washer was mounted incorrectly in his car. The mistake had happened following the car rebuilt after the Big One that had happened the week before in Monaco. A human mistake for which ART GP claimed to be “very sorry”. Consequently, his race win was handed to David and all the finishing order moved one place up due to the sanction. Results from Race 1 | © 2021 - Formula Regional European by Alpine Q2 – Qualifying Practice 2 saw Saucy again on Pole, always on a planet of his own and keeping a three tenths’ gap to the rest of the field. The fight for P3 was really nice with the two rookies Minì & Hadjar collected in less than two hundredths between each other. Boya was not able to put a time lap together, but the stewards allowed the Spaniard to race thanks to the consistency he had proven previously during the weekend. Results from Q2 | © 2021 - Formula Regional European by Alpine David’s Great Recovery in Race 2 – Again drama for R-ace GP on the formation lap: this time it was David’s turn. He was set to start P2 but sadly stalled his car when the green lights came out for the start of the formation lap and then started from the pitlane, behind everyone else (P35). The recovery he made, though, looked even greater than the one he had made in Race 1 in Barcelona. He was gaining impressively almost two places per lap and as he got to the last lap, at the start of the lap he was P12 and he entered the top 10 thanks first to a move on Prema’s Dino Beganovic (SWE) and then a very aggressive (but fair) slam on the side of ART’s Thomas ten Brinke (NED) down the inside at Virage de Bendor (turn 12). From Left to Right: Hadrien David & Thomas ten Brinke | | © 2021 - Formula Regional European by Alpine The Rookies’ Start in Race 2 – Taking profit of the empty spot left by David, Gabriele Minì made a fantastic start trying to chase the leader Saucy round the outside of the entry into the S de la Verrerie (turn 1). On the other hand, Hadjar had a nightmare start, thanks to which he lost two places. After a couple of corners though, Minì started to slow down due to a technical issue which forced him to retire in the pits and to say farewell to his glory chances. In the same lap, FA’s Gabriel Bortoleto (BRA) was forced to lose track by replacing his broken front wing. The first two cars from left to right: Gabriele Minì Attacking Grégoire Saucy at the Start of R2 | | © 2021 - Formula Regional European by Alpine The Clashes & Duels from Race 2 – From what we had seen also in Imola, the Prema cars do not have a good relationship with Arden’s Alex Quinn (GBR) as he was tacked from behind by Prema’s Paul Aron (EST) while fighting for P11. At the 13th minute, MP’s Kas Haverkort (NED) got his teammate Oliver Gøthe (DEN) for P15. 8 minutes later, Aron got through on ten Brinke for P9. Further in front, Arden’s William Alatalo (FIN) had to defend hard on Hadjar for P3 and the same was doing FA’s Andrea Rosso (ITA) with R-aces’ Zane Maloney (BAR) and KIC’s Patrik Pasma (FIN) for P5. The safety car was then deployed as Arden’s Nicola Marinangeli (ITA) (P25 at that time) spun and could not restart his car at the exit of the Virage du Camp (turn 5). The safety car coming in right before the last lap helped David to end his race on a high with those two moves. Saucy won in front of Belov, Alatalo & Hadjar. The words from Race 2’s winner and the championship leader, Grégoire Saucy: “I am really happy and here I was the fastest. This demonstrates that the issue with my car yesterday and consequent disqualification had nothing to to with my great performance. We have worked hard with the team and all the people around me before the season and these are the results. Evidently I aim to win the Championship.” This is what Alatalo said after Race 2, which deserves credit indeed… : “Finally a podium! I’m feeling like Floyd in this May weather. This is just the beginning. Next time I’m on the podium I wanna be hearing the Finnish national anthem!” Andrea Rosso & Pietro Delli Guanti | © 2021 - Formula Regional European by Alpine The three standings follow, with Andrea Rosso and Kas Haverkort standing out for the big number of points gained this weekend. This is what Rosso said: “We showed a very good pace during the whole race, and was just behind the first rookie, but had to deal with a driver behind and I preferred to be conservative in the closing stages. Anyway, we take 12 points, as one of the drivers in front (Belov - Ed.) was a Wild Card.” Drivers' Standings | © sebmotors.info 2021 Teams' Standings | © sebmotors.info 2021 Rookies' Standings | © sebmotors.info 2021 You can re-watch the sessions at these links: -Race 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9An-uumAv6U&t=2066s ; -Race 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivxFagABR3w&t=2866s . Next round will be at Zandvoort, Netherlands on June 19th. 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- BREAKING | FRECA | Saucy Deprived of Le Castellet Race 1 Victory
ART's Grégoire Saucy (CHE) was disqualified from Race 1 because of a technical infringement. Saucy had won the race, so this means R-ace's Hadrien David (FRA) is the new winner. In the photo, the updated top 5 from Race 1. More updates will follow in this weekend's review.
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Luigi Sebastiano De Blasi 2 days ago 1 min BREAKING | FRECA | ten Brinke Stops Racing Career With Immediate Effect Dear all. For the past few years, I’ve been extremely dedicated to racing. I’ve been go karting for 5 years, became World Champion and... Write a comment Luigi Sebastiano De Blasi May 30 6 min FRECA | Review: Saucy after France Aims "to Win the Championship" It was a weekend which was plenty of turns of events at Le Castellet, in what was the first weekend in support of the GT World Challenge... Write a comment Luigi Sebastiano De Blasi May 29 1 min BREAKING | FRECA | Saucy Deprived of Le Castellet Race 1 Victory ART's Grégoire Saucy (CHE) was disqualified from Race 1 because of a technical infringement. Saucy had won the race, so this means... Write a comment Luigi Sebastiano De Blasi May 27 2 min FRECA | Preview: Another Great Racing Show at Paul Ricard? The fourth meeting of the season for Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine rounds out an intense month of May. In the last... Write a comment Luigi Sebastiano De Blasi May 24 4 min British F3 | Review: Carlin Drivers on the Right Foot at Brands The BRDC British Formula 3 season finally got away in a cold and rainy weekend at Brands Hatch, Kent, with three different winners out of... Write a comment Luigi Sebastiano De Blasi May 23 4 min FRECA | Review: R-ace GP Conquers Monaco For this historic race - also celebrated by sebmotors.info’s special livery for the occasion - the Formula Regional European Championship... Write a comment Luigi Sebastiano De Blasi May 21 2 min BREAKING | FRECA | Colapinto Withdraws After "Unfair" Decision from the Stewards The team MP Motorsport has decided - in agreement with the driver Franco Colapinto (ARG) - to withdraw the event. The decision was taken... Write a comment Luigi Sebastiano De Blasi May 20 3 min FRECA | Preview: Special Liveries for Monaco In the first weekend of 2021 in which there will be two European F3 races in the same weekend, Formula Regional European Championship by... Write a comment Luigi Sebastiano De Blasi May 19 4 min British F3 | Preview: Brands Hatch Inaugurates Spectacular 2021 Campaign The first meeting of the BRDC British F3 Championship is taking place in support of British GT’s first meeting at the Brands Hatch Grand... Write a comment Luigi Sebastiano De Blasi May 16 4 min Euroformula Open | Review: Chaos Rounds Out the French Weekend A chaotic Race 3 rounded out the second Euroformula Open meeting in France. This time, supporting the GT-Open round at Circuit Paul Ricard. Write a comment
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calendar Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine March 17th–18th: Testing in Imola 🇮🇹 March 25th–26th: Testing in Barcelona 🇪🇸 March 30th–31st: Testing in Le Castellet 🇫🇷 April 16th–18th: Imola 🇮🇹 May 7th–9th: Barcelona 🇪🇸 May 20st–23rd: Montecarlo 🇲🇨 May 28th–30th: Le Castellet 🇫🇷 June 17th: Testing in Zandvoort 🇳🇱 June 18th–20th: Zandvoort 🇳🇱 July 23rd–25th: Spa-Francorchamps 🇧🇪 August 5th: Testing in Nürburg 🇩🇪 August 6th–8th: Nürburg 🇩🇪 Semptember 9th: Testing in Spielberg 🇦🇹 September 10th–12th: Spielberg 🇦🇹 October 7th–10th: Mugello 🇮🇹 October 28th: Testing in Monza 🇮🇹 October 29th–31st: Monza 🇮🇹 Euroformula Open March 31st–April 1st: Testing in Spa-Francorchamps 🇧🇪 April 18th–20th: Testing in Barcelona 🇪🇸 May 1st-2nd: Portimão 🇵🇹 May 15th–16th: Le Castellet 🇫🇷 June 19th–20th: Spa-Francorchamps 🇧🇪 July 17th–18th: Budapest 🇭🇺 July 24th–25th: Imola 🇮🇹 September 11th–12th: Spielberg 🇦🇹 September 25th–26th: Monza 🇮🇹 October 16th–17th: Barcelona 🇪🇸 TBC ❓ British F3 May 22nd–23rd: Brands Hatch 🇬🇧 June 26th–27th: Silverstone 🇬🇧 July 10th–11th: Donington Park 🇬🇧 July 23rd–25th: Spa-Francorchamps 🇧🇪 August 7th–8th: Snetterton 🇬🇧 August 14th–15th: Silverstone 🇬🇧 September 11th–12th: Oulton Park 🇬🇧 October 16th–17th: Donington Park 🇬🇧