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Léna Bühler steps up to F3 and joins R-ace GP in F.Regional by Alpine

After one season in F4 Spain, promising Swiss racer Léna Bühler announces that she will enter the new F.Regional by Alpine with championship winning team R-ace GP.

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Swiss racing driver Léna Bühler is the first female racer to join the new generation of Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine, after the series merged with Formula Renault Eurocup at the end of 2020.

Bühler made her single-seater debut in 2020 after competing at the highest levels of European karting: she was third in the Swiss karting championship in 2017 and 2019, before entering and collecting notable results in the European and world championships.

In her formula cars debut, Léna raced in Spanish Formula 4, a series that saw more female racing drivers - such as Belen Garcia, Nerea Marti and Irina Sidorkova - graduating to F3 machinery.

Léna Bühler finished 15th in the championship standings in 2020 - a result that certainly didn't reflect the Swiss lady's promising pace. Often in the top half of the classify in practice, Bühler had an unlucky campaign with several accidents and retirements, but was nonetheless able to claim six top-10 and two top-5 finishes, as well as a front row start.

After one year in F4, she now announced that she will step up to Formula 3 cars, joining the title-winning team R-ace GP in the Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine.

"I'm delighted to announce I will be driving for R-ace GP in Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine", she said.

"Very happy to be part of this team, they won 2 times the championship this 3 last years!

Can't wait for this next challenge in my formation with a lot of level".

"Thank you to all the people who made this possible".

R-ace GP will in fact be the first team to line up four cars in a series that now approaches its second chapter and seems projected to be one of the benchmarks in European feeder series. The French outfit won the Formula Renault Eurocup in 2018 (Max Fewtrell) and 2019 (Oscar Piastri), and was runner up in 2020 (Caio Collet).

Together will Bühler, the team will also line up Hadrien David, Isack Hadjar and Zane Maloney.

Léna has already tested the Tatuus T318 car used in the Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine in two testing days, at Le Castellet and Barcelona.

The season is scheduled to start at Spa Fracorchamps on 24-25 April and will have a 10-event calendar visiting some of the most exciting racing tracks around Europe: from the Belgian circuit, to Barcelona, Paul Ricard, Zandvoort, Imola, Nürburgring, Red Bull Ring, Mugello and Monza, with the season highlight of the third round in conjunction with F1 on the legendary Monaco street circuit.



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