Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine roars into action at Hungaroring for the fourth round of the season

Published on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine roars into action at Hungaroring for the fourth round of the season

The Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine continues at full throttle for the 2024 season, traditionally racing on the most prestigious circuits in Europe. This weekend, the series organized by ACI Sport and Alpine Racing will be in action at the Hungaroring, with 32 single-seaters expected to compete.

On the track that hosts the Hungarian Formula 1 Grand Prix, the current championship leader Rafael Camara (Prema Racing) will not be missing. He is the driver to beat after achieving excellent results in the first part of the season, with the Ferrari Driver Academy ace collecting four wins and two-second places in six races, earning him 136 points. Also present on the Hungarian circuit will be another Maranello Academy driver, Tuukka Taponen (R-ace GP), who currently chases the Brazilian with second place in the standings (63 points), thanks to a series of positive results including a second-place finish in Germany and his first victory two weeks ago in Zandvoort.

This weekend, Alessandro Giusti (ART Grand Prix) of the Williams Academy will also be under the spotlight, following his encouraging performance in the Netherlands, where he climbed to the third step of the podium twice, propelling him to third place in the overall standings with 52 points, ahead of Brando Badoer. The Italian driver recently achieved his best performance of the season in the last Dutch race, where he secured his first podium in the championship driving a Van Amersfoort Racing car, currently holding fourth place in the standings.

The rookie battle is particularly intense this year, with Evan Giltaire (ART Grand Prix) currently leading the group, partly thanks to his victory in the second race at Hockenheim. The Frenchman has a one-point advantage over Noah Strømsted (RPM) in the overall standings, occupying fifth and sixth places respectively, with five different teams covering the top six positions. Another fast rookie is Ivan Domingues (Van Amersfoort Racing), who showed good pace with a fifth and third place in Germany, and in the recent round at Zandvoort, he placed in the top 10 in both races. Also, keep an eye on James Wharton (Prema Racing), Pedro Clerot (Van Amersfoort Racing), and Enzo Deligny (R-ace GP), who have been among the fastest drivers in the series and currently occupy eighth, ninth, and tenth places in the standings.

The Hungarian weekend program starts tomorrow with 90-minute Per Event Collective Tests at 10:44 and 15:35. On Friday, there will be action on the track with Collective Tests at 9:32 and 16:29, while the first qualifying session is scheduled for Saturday at 9:00, with the first race at 13:25. On Sunday, the second official session will be at 8:30, and the final race in the afternoon at 15:50. As usual, both qualifying and races will be broadcast live on the championship’s official YouTube channel.

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