September 13, 2021
Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine
It was a great weekend for Frederick Lubin who headed to Oulton Park for the next round of the 2021 GB3 Championship. After missing a few rounds due to medical reasons Lubin has been back on the rise in times of late and is on the hunt for his maiden podium.
The weekend got underway with the young Brit adjusting to the car and circuit ahead of qualifying for the weekend racing and as the light went green on the timed session Lubin got straight down to business, leading the Arden duo with a top 10 result to start the weekend off.
This then brought around the first of three races which would see an action packed race result in a 14th place finish. Despite the result the pace was strong and Lubin was ready to charge on in race two. Race two saw a much stronger performance from the Brit, 5th at the flag was a massive confidence boost and saw the old Frederick return while he continued on his road back to full fitness.
Rounding out the weekend was a career best race which would see dreams realised as he would storm to a maiden podium taking a fantastic third place making it an Arden double podium with teammate Roman Bilinski taking another sensational victory.
A fantastic weekend for Frederick who looks to continue his form heading into the remaining rounds.
After a long break it was time for the second half of the Formula Regional by Alpine championship to get back underway as the Arden team headed to Austria for the weekend. Qualifying saw a great return to old for Alex as he secured a 5th place in the weekend's opening session to put him in contention for a great race 1.
Race one was a highly intense duel filled with action from start to end with Alex right amongst it. With safety cars, yellows and a fabulous start Alex soon found himself running in a solid 4th place applying the pressure to the top three. However, Alex’s charge was hauled after an incident would bring out the safety car neutralising the race with two laps to go ending the race in 4th for Alex and the Arden team.
Sunday brought the second round of qualifying and a more difficult session for Quinn who put his red arrow on the 5th row in 10th place. This put Alex in the congested mid pack heading into the race and on a track difficult to overtake on, Alex made some progress crossing the line 9th and was promoted to 7th post-race.
A massive step back in the right direction for Quinn who has struggled recently, but the hard work is paying off and with rounds remaining the championship is still wide open.