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Sauber juniors Leclerc and Stanek join post-season Eurocup test

by Ida Wood

Photo: ADAC

Sauber juniors Arthur Leclerc and Roman Stanek are among the 14 drivers without Formula 3 experience joining the post-season Formula Renault Eurocup test at Yas Marina.

Leclerc, who finished third in ADAC Formula 4 this year, will test for M2 Competition. He will be joined by Stephen Hong, who won his test for being the best Chinese driver in Asian FRenault, and Frenchman Emilien Denner – who races KZ2 karts.

Stanek, a winner in ADAC and Italian F4, and will join British F4 runner-up Sebastian Alvarez as debutants in MP Motorsport’s four car line-up. It will also run Amaury Cordeel, who finished 15th in the Eurocup standings with the team, and Petr Ptacek from Bhaitech.

Other series returnees attending the test include champion Oscar Piastri with Global Racing Service, Leonardo Lorandi, Kush Maini, Formula Regional European Championship regular Matteo Nannini and Ugo de Wilde.

De Wilde won on his debut in the opening race of the season, but failed to stand on the podium again. He will test with champion team R-ace GP.

AFR champion Joey Alders and French F4 champion Hadrien David are two that will both be utilising prize runs with GRS and R-ace GP respectively.


Formula Renault Eurocup test entry list

Arden – Alex Connor, Reshad De Gerus, Oliver Rasmussen
Bhaitech – Mikhael Belov, Leonardo Lorandi
Global Racing Service – Joey Alders, Matthias Luethen, Oscar Piastri
JD Motorsport – Benjamin Goethe, Vladimir Tziortzis, Neric Wei
M2 Competition – Emilien Denner, Stephen Hong, Arthur Leclerc
MP Motorsport – Sebastian Alvarez, Amaury Cordeel, Petr Ptacek, Roman Stanek
R-ace GP – Hadrien David, Kush Maini, Matteo Nannini, Ugo de Wilde