Trio signed up for Tech 1 Racing FR2.0 squad

by Paul Hensby

French F4 starlets Sacha Fenestraz and Gabriel Aubry have joined Tech 1 Racing for the 2016 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Championship.

They will be joined by Swiss driver Hugo de Sadeleer, who remains part of the team for a third consecutive season.

Fenestraz finished second in the French F4 championship in 2015, taking three victories and finishing as top rookie, and was delighted to be moving to Formula Renault in 2016.

“I’m very pleased to be joining Tech 1 Racing for the 2016 season,” said sixteen-year-old Fenestraz.

“We got on well right from the start and the team is really like a family, a quality that’s very important for me in view of my debut in the category. Winter testing went off well and we were among the front-runners on a regular basis, and I hope that we can build on this dynamic next year.”

Aubry finished third in the French F4 Championship, taking a sole win in Hungary, and is hoping for a good rookie Formula Renault 2.0 season in 2016.

“This winter I felt at home immediately in the team in which there’s an excellent ambience,” said seventeen-year-old Aubry.

“With Hugo’s experience and Sacha’s presence there’ll be a good working collaboration in 2016. We’re going to wait until February’s tests to define exactly what our aims are, but finishing in the top-three rookies looks within our grasp.”

De Sadeleer will contest his third season with Tech 1 Racing, and Team Boss Simon Abadie has welcomed the trio of ‘hard-charging’ drivers to his team.

“In 2016, we’ll have a young, very quick, hard-charging driver line-up, qualities that correspond to Tech 1 Racing’s DNA and the role it plays in fostering new talent,” said Abadie, who hopes to announce a fourth driver in due course.

“We’re very happy to be continuing with Hugo. Winter testing went really well and we made a big step forward on new tyres and in qualifying simulations. We know how good Hugo is and by concentrating on his intrinsic qualities we’ll ensure that he’s really quick.

“Alongside him Sacha and Gabriel spearhead the new generation of French drivers who will make a big impact in single-seater racing. We’re delighted to have them with us as they’re quick and work hard, and testing went like a dream.”

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