Arden Motorsport have been confirmed as the 2016 Formula V8 3.5 Teams’ champions after finishing first and fourth in the opening race of the weekend at the Circuit de Catalunya on Saturday.
Egor Orudzhev’s fifth victory of the season plus Aurélien Panis’ run to fourth place at the Spanish circuit means the Banbury-based outfit have claimed their first Teams’ title in the championship since joining back in 2012.
Arden are fifty points clear of Lotus in the standings with just forty-three available in the season finale on Sunday, while Orudzhev and Panis sit third and fourth in the Drivers’ championship, separated by just eight points, with the aim now for both to stay ahead of Matthieu Vaxiviere and Roy Nissany on Sunday.
“I’m delighted for the team, since winning the team championship is great for the guys,” said Team Owner Garry Horner on formulav8.com. “We’ve worked hard all the year long, now we also have to take care of third position in the driver standings.
“The key of this success has been consistency in the development of the car, and a huge amount of work from the engineers. The drivers did a great job, even if they experienced few up and downs. Everybody did a great job during the whole season.”