Alex Quinn crowned Formula Renault Eurocup Rookie Champion

November 16, 2020

Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0

Another week has passed and another championship has been secured for the #YRDArmy in 2020. This time in single seaters and in the Arden outfit of Alex Quinn.

Throwing it back to the start of the Formula Renault Eurocup season, Alex Quinn was unsure if he had a drive heading into the first round of the season, when due to unforeseen circumstances Quinn was called up to take the wheel of the Arden Formula Renault machine.

The season couldn’t have got off to a much better start at Monza for the young superstar taking pole at the first round and securing his first podium of the season in round one with an impressive second place. From there momentum built and Quinn looked like a contender not only for the rookie title but also top honours overall. Round two at Imola also saw Quinn take a further podium and build his momentum as he firmly established himself in the championship.

As with any season there are peaks and troughs and the mid season was a run of average results for Quinn, until they hit the legendary Spa circuit in Belgium. Treacherous conditions in race two set the stage for what was sure to be an entertaining race. Quinn, who due to a poor qualifying, drove what some would argue the best drive of the season and drove from outside the top ten right through to take the lead and secure an Arden 1-2 finish.

Following this win Quinn looked back on form finishing on the overall podium on a regular basis and retaking the rookie championship lead.

Heading into the last round of the season this weekend gone at Circuit Paul Ricard, Quinn had one goal in mind. To secure the rookie the championship and end a crazy year on a high. In race one he did everything he needed, after qualifying 6th Quinn fought hard and finished 5th at the flag securing yet another rookie win and taking another step closer to that all important title.  

Race 2 was a race with added pressure and ending the season on a high was exactly what young Alex Quinn did, taking the final rookie win of the year and the title along with it.

After no pre-season testing it has been a year of phenomenal performance for Alex Quinn and a season which turned heads in the global motorsport paddock.