Arden Motorsport’s Formula Renault Eurocup squad head to Hockenheim this weekend aiming for a repeat of their past successes in Germany.
The 2.8-mile Baden-Wurttemberg circuit has been a happy hunting ground for the Banbury-based outfit in recent times; Oscar Piastri’s double podium finish in 2018 and a trip to the rostrum for Alex Vartanyan in Formula Renault NEC the year before the standout results.
The team arrive in good form after yet more silverware last time out in Barcelona for Alex Quinn; he drops back out of the line-up now as regular entry Sebastian Fernandez returns alongside Patrik Pasma and Frank Bird.
He will be looking to pick up where he left off – on the podium at Spa – whilst Pasma and Bird arrive in Germany keen to bounce back after a frustrating weekend last time out.
Qualifying kicks off the competitive action at 08:05 (BST) on Saturday ahead of the opening race at 14:35.
That format repeats the following day, at 08:05 & 14:20 respectively.
Ben Salter, Arden Formula Renault Team Manager said:
“Hockenheim has always been a strong circuit for Arden Motorsport in the past; our pace has been strong in recent rounds, so I’m confident we stand a good chance of repeating the form we enjoyed here last season with Piastri’s double podium.
“We also welcome back Sebastian to the team this weekend; Alex did a great job in his absence, but now the focus turns to picking up where Sebastian left off at Spa.
“Both Patrik and Frank will be keen to bounce back after a tough time in Barcelona, so all things considered, I think we’re looking at a strong weekend.”
Patrik Pasma (#31) said:
“I’m really looking forward to Hockenheim – it looks like it’s going to be wet all weekend! The objective is to fight at the front and I’m definitely aiming to get back on the podium this time around.”
Frank Bird (#32) said:
“Barcelona didn’t really go our way last time out, so I’m hoping for a better weekend at Hockenheim. The weather is looking a bit tricky, which should make things a bit more unpredictable.
“I know the guys at Arden Motorsport will put a great car together and they’ve got a strong track record here in the past – hopefully we can keep that going this time around!”
Sebastian Fernandez (#33) said:
“I’m looking forward to re-joining the team at Arden Motorsport ahead of this weekend at Hockenheim – they’ve been in good form recently so I’ll certainly be aiming to build on that and keep pushing forward.”