Vidales strong effort ends up in drama

Nov 1, 2021

Monaco, Oct. 31 – MIM driver David Vidales had hoped for a better result in the last round of the Formula Regional by Alpine series at Monza. And actually, the 19-years old from Leon, Spain, had showed a more than promising pace in both the collective test and the qualifying sessions, clinching a last-minute first row on the grid for Race 2. Nevertheless, this potential went largely unexpressed in terms of result. All three Prema drivers encountered some difficulties in qualifying for the Saturday race, but David, who started P14, managed to work his way through the pack to a final sixth place, only to see his effort frustrated by a 5-second penalty that pushed him back to P10 in the final classification. Race 2 boded well for Vidales from P2 on the grid, despite the start being given – with drivers on slick tires – under the safety car. David trailed polesitter Beganovic for most of the laps until, at the restart after a red-flag interruption, the Spaniard made a move on his team-mate and both cars went side by side into the Roggia chicane, leaving the track in the process. Vidales’ car hit the bollard and became airborne, colliding against Beganovic’s. Luckily, neither driver was seriously injured.  The curtain fell on the 2021 F.Regional by Alpine series, with David scoring a total of 102 points.