Pre-season tests gone on file, now the Formula Regional by Alpine awaits only Imola, on the weekend of April 18, to make “company” to Formula 1 and start its championship.
The best business card was that of Isack Hadjar, from R-Ace, who finished at the top of the combined times list. The tests were staged at Paul Ricard, France, on March 30 and 31, and Hadjar scored 1’57″591 in the third shift, ie in the morning of the second day. Behind him concluded Gregoire Saucy, from ART, who stopped at just 11 thousandths. Third time of the combined for Hadrien David, who stopped at 0 “172 from the best time of the two days of Le Castellet.
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First day, morning: Saucy drive
The tests had started with the best time on Tuesday morning set by Saucy in 1’58 “160, which gave continuity to the excellent performances of the previous test session in Barcelona, at the end of which he was the fastest. Alex Quinn, of Arden, who had preceded his teammate, stopped behind him. William Alatalo team, with R-Ace drivers Zane Maloney and Isack Hadjar also in the top-5.
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First day, afternoon: Saucy and Hadjar in front
The afternoon session on Tuesday was very nice, especially in the final, when the drivers simulated the qualification taking advantage of the good weather and track conditions. One came out ex equo tra Saucy ed Hadjar, both with a time of 1’57 “917, and just 55 thousandths faster than the Argentine Franco Colapinto, of MP Motorsport. Fifth position for the Italian Andrea Rosso, del team Prema.
Second day, morning: Hadjar stands out
Wednesday morning was the one that actually established the final classification of the two days in France, since 22 drivers out of the 32 present at Paul Ricard set their best time in this third test session. Hadjar and Saucy again watched everyone from above, with Hadjar’s 1’57 “591 the best time of the entire session of these collective tests. Third David, followed by Maloney and Atalo.
Second day, afternoon: Vidales puts everyone in line
In the last practice session at the disposal of the Formula Regional by Alpine it was David vidales, pilot of the Prema. The Spaniard, managed by Salvatore Gandolfo’s Monaco Increase Management (the company that wants to land in F1 as Monaco F1 Racing Team), stopped the clock on 1’58 “287, setting his best time in the two days of testing. his pilots ART Saucy and Gabriele Minì, reigning champion of the Italian F4, then Paul Aron of Prema and Alex Quinn to complete the top-5 of the last round.
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