Frenchman Hadrien David clocked the best time in the free practice session for Formula Regional by Alpine, early on Thursday morning, aboard his 280hp and 665- kilos (driver included) single-seater powered by a Renault engine. A member of R-Ace Racing, the Junior Team for ART Grand Prix, the Royan-native is only 17 and won the title last year in the French Formula 4 Championship.
It was his first outing in the streets of the Principality and he was very impressive, his best lap in 1 :30.202. This proved two tenths of a second better than Britain’s Alex Quinn (Arden Motorsport) and half a second quicker than Italy’s Gabriele Mini (ART Grand Prix). And this time is equivalent to the best times for F1s of the 70s which raced here during Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, at the end of April. This is very promising in the perspective of the one and only qualifying session, early Friday morning, and for both races scheduled this weekend, Saturday (10 :15) and Sunday morning (12 :00).