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October 27, 2021

The Temple of Speed: Arden ready for Monza action

Historic venue to provide the grand finale of a memorable season
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Formula Regional
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October 27, 2021

The Temple of Speed: Arden ready for Monza action

Historic venue to provide the grand finale of a memorable season

Arden Motorsport concludes its 2021 Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine season this weekend with hopes of building on their recent impressive run of form.


The Banbury team showed strong pace in the last race at Mugello, and the championship moves north to one of the most famous sporting venues in the world, the iconic Monza Grand Prix circuit. Built in 1922, it has the longest history of any circuit on this year’s calendar, predating Monaco and Spa by seven and four years respectively.


At Mugello, the Arden trio of Alex Quinn, William Alatalo and Nicola Marinangeli ran strongly, with Alatalo heading the team’s charge with a fighting fourth place. 


All three drivers are optimistic that the high-speed nature of Monza will provide a final opportunity to climb the rankings.  Cars are on full throttle for 80% of the lap and hit their Vmax on the circuit’s 1.1km start/finish straight. From there, they roar off into the historic park section, where the long straights and chicanes offer plenty of outbraking opportunities. 


The action starts with practice on Friday at 1110 and 1450. Race One is on Saturday with qualifying at 0925 and the race at 1425. The twenty-round season then concludes with the grand finale around the north Milanese parkland setting, with Sunday qualifying at 0830 and the race at 1210. 


All the action will be screened live and free-to-view on the championship’s YouTube channel and social media platforms.


Ben Salter, Arden Formula Regional Team Manager said:


“Monza is such a special circuit, not only for its history but because of the specific high-speed nature of the track. Optimising the aero package is key to success and Arden has a lot of experience at this venue. It’s an incredible place and a challenge for both engineers and drivers to get right. The Tifosi are some of the most passionate and knowledgeable fans in the sport. It’s a fantastic place to finish the year.”


William Alatalo (#8) said:


“Monza is such an important circuit, both for the championship and its heritage. My goal is to build on fourth place at Mugello and target a top ten position in the overall championship. A similar result or a repeat of my Paul Ricard podium would help us secure that goal.”


Nicola Marinangeli (#14) said:


“It’s very important for me personally to race at the most famous circuit of my home country. It’s fantastic that the Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine visits circuits that are all part of the original history of motor racing. I have experience here from Formula Renault and Formula 4 and look forward to the step-up in power on the championship’s fastest circuit.”


Alex Quinn (#21) said:


“I have good memories of Monza after finishing second last year in the Formula Renault Eurocup. The goal is to repeat my two early season podiums and we have two chances. A top-five championship result is within sight. Monza is special. It’s such a high-speed track that pushes cars to the limit.”


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