Arden Motorsport head out to Hockenheim, Germany this weekend [07-08 November] aiming to continue their late-season momentum in the Formula Renault Eurocup.
The Banbury-based team have enjoyed a silverware-laden run at the front of the field in Europe’s premier single-seater series in recent rounds, mostly recently at Imola, where Alex Quinn claimed another Rookie victory in front of the Formula 1 ® paddock.
That, combined with a consistent haul of points for Ugo de Wilde and a series of career-best performances from the ever-developing Reshad De Gerus have propelled Arden up the standings in the Teams’ Championship, with just a handful of points separating them from breaking into the top three.
Their next challenge comes in the form of the high-speed, 2.84-mile Hockenheim circuit in Baden-Wurttemberg, a track at which the team has enjoyed success in the past.
Oscar Piastri – now FIA Formula 3 champion – took an emphatic double podium for the team in Germany back in 2018, but only de Wilde from Arden’s current crop of rising stars has previous experience at Hockenheim.
He scored a convincing fourth-placed finish there last campaign, but for Quinn and De Gerus, the penultimate double-header represents another step into the unknown – not that you’d know it from their pace across both of Friday’s practice sessions!
The opening qualifying session of the weekend at 08:40 (GMT) on Saturday kicks off the action, followed by race one at 15:10.
The format repeats on Sunday, with identical timings, and the action is all broadcast live across Renault Sport Series’ YouTube channel and social media platforms.
Ben Salter, Arden Formula Renault Team Manager said:
“It’s been a really positive run for the team in the Formula Renault Eurocup recently, so the objective is to keep that momentum going this weekend at Hockenheim.
“It’s a circuit we’ve traditionally run well at in the past, and with the form all three of our drivers are currently in, I’m confident we’ll be able to repeat those past successes again this weekend.
“Alex has propelled himself back into Rookie title contention, and the effort Ugo and Reshad have put in is really paying dividends for us in the Teams’ Championship, so we’re looking good across the board.
“If we qualify well, that should set us up for another pair of strong results and give us another boost heading into the season finale.”
Alex Quinn (#20) said:
“I’m really looking forward to this weekend, and hoping to keep up our momentum and challenge for good results.
“I’ve been very happy with how the team is working and it is allowing me to focus on what I have to do, which is perfect.”
Reshad De Gerus (#21) said:
“I’m ready for the penultimate meeting of the season in Hockenheim, it will be another weekend of discovery for me.
“It's a complete circuit with fast and very slow turns, with big straight lines. It will be very interesting to drive on this circuit so I’m looking forward to it.”
Ugo de Wilde (#27) said:
“It’s a third race week in a row as we are going to Hockenheim this weekend for the penultimate round.
“I’m really looking forward to it. The team was looking good in the dry there last year, and I have good memories also as I led the race for a few laps.
“I’m confident we can have a strong weekend and fight for some more podiums.”