P1 moves into new premises

Formula Renault 3.5 team P1 Motorsport is confident of a swift recovery from last Thursday's devastating factory fire after sourcing new premises

P1 moves into new premises

Formerly based close to Snetterton circuit in Shropham, the team will remain in Norfolk and is in the process of tooling up a new workshop in Norwich.

Team boss Roly Vincini is optimistic of a presence, and competitive showing, at the penultimate round of the championship at the Nurburgring on September 19-20.

"The update is that we have now moved into a couple of offices and a workshop at the Hethel Engineering Centre," said Vincini. "We are surrounded by engine tuners and precision engineering companies so it is right up our street. We are still waiting for new race cars to be delivered from Renault, and we are trying to negotiate on the price because it is looking likely to be very expensive.

"We're also going to see about a new truck. I am sure that our old one is salvageable but I doubt, at the moment, if it's roadworthy.

"I've said to the guys that it is our chance to come back stronger and with better equipment than before, and we'll go to the Nurburgring with new cars aiming to win.""

Despite the massive upheaval, Vincini expressed his relief that there were no casualties in the incident.

"It is a miracle nobody was injured. We went round and watched it go up, if the wind had changed direction it could have taken out a lot of houses. We were only in the middle of what would have been our third year there. We were building it up and it was just getting better and better. The fire brigade are going through now trying to determine what may have started it."

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