The Paul Ricard Grand Prix Circuit in the South of France hosted an official test for the FIA Formula Regional European Championship Teams and Drivers with 12 cars on the circuit over two days – with yet more cars and drivers on the way!
The line-up included: Van Amersfoort Racing with Alessandro Famularo and Pierre-Louis Chovet, DR Formula with Brad Benavides and Emidio Pesce, Prema Powerteam with Gianluca Petecof, Arthur Leclerc, Oliver Rasmussen and Roman Stanek, Iron Lynx Abu Dhabi Racing with Amna Al Qubaisi, US Racing with David Vidales, and KIC Motorsport with Konsta Lappalainen and their soon-to-be-announced, but as yet unnamed, new driver – who ended the day fastest with 1:59.819, followed by Arthur Leclerc (Prema Powerteam) with 1:59.145 and, third, his teammate Gianluca Petecof, so close with 1:59.149!
All this on day 1 (Wednesday 4th March), with a dry track. Day 2 was run on a constantly wet/damp track, where the fastest drivers of the day were the three Prema Powerteam drivers, Arthur Leclerc, Gianluca Petecof and Oliver Rasmussen.
After a great debut season in 2019 won by Denmark’s Frederik Vesti, this year’s Formula Regional European Championship is shaping up to be a sensational season – with 25 F1 Super license points awarded to the series champion, and the recently announced amazing opportunity of a F3 test under the eyes of the FDA! The Championship kicks off at the home of the French Formula 1 Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, on April 25th/26th.