May 11, 2021
Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine
Heading off the back of a rollercoaster of a weekend at Imola following a podium and a DNF this weekend was going to be key to bouncing back and bagging a strong haul of points before heading to round 3.
The weekend got off to a strong start in practice, with Alex being familiar with the Barcelona track the team tried a few things ahead of qualifying to give Alex the edge against his competition
As evening came in Spain it was time for the cars to take to the track to set their fastest laps to set the grids for the two up and coming races. Qualifying 1 set a great foundation for Quinn finishing a solid P5 leading the Arden team once again. This result would set Alex up nicely for a good race on Saturday. Qualifying two would set the grid for Sunday and as always Alex was keen to start off strong in front of the F1 paddock and a stellar performance saw him claim a front row start in P2 for the final race of the weekend.
Race one came on Saturday morning and Quinn had all eyes set on moving forward up the field and to score some good points. As lights went out Quinn was straight on the case and was fighting hard to put pressure on the top 4 and making a daring move to take P4 at turn one. Following a lap one incident the safety car would now play a factor and once racing resumed Quinn kept his cool head and drove his Arden car home to P4. The race also saw a great result for Arden teammate William Alatalo who claimed P6 to further help Arden in their constructors campaign.
Sunday came and so did Race 2! Following Saturdays amazing performance, Quinn was ready to push even harder in race 2 and with a front row start, anything would be possible. As lights went out the race got underway and Quinn was on a mission fighting hard to maintain and try to progress his position. After the had 25 mins race Quinn managed to hold on to his starting position and climb to the F1 podium once again. Now all eyes turn to the jewel of the season Monaco, as the FRECA paddock heads to join F1 once again and the action is sure to continue.
A fantastic weekend for Alex who moves closer to the top of the standings and continues his championship assault.
The #YRDArmy would also like to congratulate #YRDAlumni Ollii Caldwell on his Maiden FIA F3 victory also at the Barcelona Circuit. The young superstar took his victory in race 2 with the Prema Power Team who also took alumni member Oscar Piastri to the championship title in 2020. We will be sure to keep a close eye on our young talent and Oilli is sure to be s force in 2021.