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Owen Tangavelou and G4 Racing part ways in FREC

by Ida Wood

Photo: G4 Racing

Formula Regional European Championship rookie Owen Tangavelou has left his team G4 Racing with half the season still to complete.

The team announced his departure on Monday afternoon, a week after FREC’s most recent round at Zandvoort where the rookie finished both races of the weekend for the second time in five events.

Tangavelou currently lies 22nd in the FREC standings with a best finish of 14th from 10 races, and he joined G4 in the series off the back of a rookie FRegional campaign in the Asian championship where he had a best finish of 13th from nine races.

“Owen Tangavelou will not continue racing with G4 Racing with immediate effect,” read the team’s statement. “We wish Owen all the best for his future.”

The 17-year-old driver moved up to FRegional for this year after two seasons in French Formula 4 during which he twice reached the overall podium.

G4 has not commented on whether it plans to fill the car previously driven by Tangavelou for the second half of the season, and Tangavelou has not put out his own statement on his departure. However, after Zandvoort he said “a baffling weekend in Zandvoort, I gave everything; some informations slowed me down which impacted my pace” which would suggest some inaccuracy in feedback in the driver-engineer relationship he had in FREC.

Although Tangavelou’s FREC form was poor, only two true FRegional rookies in the series have finished higher than ninth in a race and each has only done so once so far.