Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine: 2023 – A Dynamic and Competitive Season

The 2023 season commenced with three collective tests (Barcelona, Paul Ricard, and Monza) and unfolded over 10 events (Imola, Barcelona, Hungaroring, Spa Francorchamps, Mugello, Paul Ricard, Red Bull Ring, Monza, Zandvoort, and Hockenheim). Twelve teams from six nations competed across 20 races, with a line-up of top-tier teams from Italy (4), France (3), Netherlands (2), Switzerland (1), the United Kingdom (1), and Finland (1).

The series boasted 52 drivers from 26 distinct nations, with line-ups averaging 33 single-seaters per event, yielding 6 different winners, 17 podium finishers, and 26 point scorers. The drivers’ average age ranged mostly from 17 to 18 years, with the youngest being 16-year-old Noah Strømsted.

The rookies, numbering 21, fiercely contested for the title, ultimately secured by Norwegian Martinius Stenshorne in the final round in Germany. Over the last three years, the most victories were claimed by Paul Aron and Gregoire Saucy, each with eight wins. Following closely was Andrea Kimi Antonelli, the reigning champion with five wins. Antonelli’s remarkable victory at Zandvoort not only clinched the Drivers Championship for him, leading to a move to Formula 2 but also set a new record for the highest points in a season at 300.

Looking ahead to 2024, the goal is to further enhance the prestige and triumph of this cornerstone series, the only official step from F4 to F3 in the FIA Global Pathway from Karting to F1. Up to 25 Super Licence points are on offer for the competing drivers.

As a maximum of 12 teams is allowed to participate in the championship, one important step is the pre-selection for next year. Following the order of the 2023 championship points standings, below the 12 pre-selected teams.

Prema Racing

R-ace GP

Van Amersfoort Racing

RPM

G4 Racing

MP Motorsport

Trident

Art Grand Prix

Sainteloc Racing

Arden Motorsport

KIC Motorsport

Monolite Racing