13 teams have opted for the 2021 Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine – certified by FIA, born from the coming together of ACI Sport Formula Regional and Formula Renault Eurocup.
The new series, the Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine – certified by FIA, sees ACI Sport acting as the Promoter, and is now the official step from F4 towards F1, with the important certification by the FIA meaning tha 25 points towards a Super License are available to the winner of the series.
16 teams applied, and 13 have been pre-selected for the 2021 championship, each of them potentially ready to line up 3 cars (with the possibility of a 4th car for a woman driver), in a season that promises amazing potential regarding professionalism, and competitiveness, and will also provide an amazing show. The pre-selected teams are:
- Arden Motorsport
- ART GP
- Bhai-Tech Racing
- DR Formula
- FA Racing
- JD Motorsport
- KIC Motorsport
- Monolite-AS Motorsport
- MP Motorsport
- M2 Competition
- Prema Powerteam
- R-ACE GP
- Van Amersfoort Racing
The calendar consists of 10 race meetings on F1 tracks in Europe, plus 12 official test days, 6 of which will be prior to the start of the season. The format of each racing weekend is two 50-minute free practice sessions on Fridays, qualifying session 1 and race 1 on Saturdays and qualifying session 2 and race 2 on Sundays. Qualifying sessions will last 20 minutes each, while races will have a duration of 30 minutes plus one lap.
The car is a Tatuus F.3 T-318 monocoque carbon composite FIA F3 2018 homologated with Halo chassis, powered by a 1.8 litre 270 HP and 380 Nm Renault engine. Tyres are supplied by Pirelli and lubricating oil by Castrol.
Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine – certified by FIA 2021 calendar:
25-26 March, Collective Tests, Barcelona (SPA)
30-31 March, Collective Tests, Paul Ricard (FRA)
7-8 April, Collective Tests, Imola (ITA)
23-25 April, Round 1 + Collective Tests, SPA Francorchamps (BEL), 12H Spa-Creventic
7-9 May, Round 2, Barcelona (SPA)*, Formula 1
20-23 May, Round 3, Monaco (MC), Formula 1
28-30 May, Round 4, Paul Ricard (FRA), SRO – GT World
18-20 June, Round 5 + Collective Tests, Zandvoort (NED), SRO – GT World
23-25 July, Round 6, Imola (ITA), ACI Sport Weekend
6-8 August, Round 7 + Collective Tests, Nürburgring (GER), ADAC GT Masters
10-12 September, Round 8 + Collective Tests, Red Bull Ring (AUT), GT Open
8-10 October, Round 9 + Collective Tests, Mugello (ITA), ACI Sport Weekend
29-31 October, Round 10 + Collective Tests, Monza (ITA), ACI Sport Weekend