Highs and Lows for Alex Quinn at the Hungaroring
All three drivers of the Arden team arrived at the Budapest circuit to race in tribute to Arden F2 racer, Anthoine Hubert who tragically lost his life whilst racing last weekend at Spa-Francorchamps.
Ahead of the Budapest outing, Alex said
‘The weekend at Nurburgring was a really successful debut for myself in Formula Renault. Our qualifying pace was strong on both days and we managed to find significant improvements each time we went out on track.
Coming away with a fourth and a second in the races provided the team with some valuable points, which is what I’m concentrating on achieving again for the rest of the season.
It was extremely sad to hear of the tragic accident at Spa, as Anthoine was a part of Arden and it really hit close to home throughout the whole team’
Collective testing on the Friday ahead of the race weekend say Alex secure 5th fastest in the two tests giving him added confidence for the qualifying and races on the 2.7 mile circuit.
All three Arden drivers secured qualifying positions in the top ten in a tricky red flagged qualifying session. Torrential rain for the Saturday race meant the race was started under Safety car. The entire race was staged behind the safety car and eventually a red flag brought the proceedings to a premature end with Alex finishing in 8th position having had no racing opportunity to improve upon his start position.
Sunday was a new day and brought dry, but chilly conditions. Alex secured a second row start of P4, but fate dealt Alex a cruel blow on the warm up lap. An electrical problem side lined him and despite the efforts of the team and Renault the car was unable to race. Alex’s shout of another podium in just his second weekend in the championship was not to be.
Alex now looks forward to the next event at the Circuit de Barcelona- Catalunya, Spain on the weekend of 28-29 September
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