HWA RACELAB to race in new, international FIA Formula 3 championship in 2019

Motorsport experts from Affalterbach to enter team in the new, international Formula 3 series, which shares the bill with Formula 1 and is aimed at gradually introducing talented drivers to the pinnacle of motor racing.

  • New commitment all about promoting youngsters within the "FIA Formula pyramid"
  • HWA RACELAB team plans to run three Formula 3 cars
  • Ulrich Fritz: "With our own Formula 3 team, we are not only taking on a new challenge, but are also supporting the restructuring of FIA single-seater series."

HWA AG is adding another aspect to its international motorsport presence: From 2019, the Affalterbach-based company will line up with its own Formula 3 team, named HWA RACELAB. The team plans to run three cars in the new Formula 3 International series. The global series will contest its races at Formula 1 race weekends. It forms an important level within the restructured "FIA Formula pyramid", which is aimed at gradually preparing talented racing drivers on their road to Formula 1 - starting with regional Formula 4 and Formula 3 championships, progressing through new, global F3 and F2 formats, and ultimately aiming for the pinnacle of motor racing - F1. It is yet to be confirmed who will drive the three HWA RACELAB Formula 3 cars.

"The commitment of entering a team in Formula 3 is an exciting new project for HWA RACELAB. It is a very good opportunity to apply our know-how as engineering experts and as the most successful team in the history of the DTM. The international aspect means I am expecting a very competitive environment, and one that we are looking forward to taking on. We also believe that the restructuring of Formula racing offers great potential for the systematic support of young drivers. This is where the champions of the future are formed, and we want to do our bit! With our wide range of motorsport projects, we are able to offer talented youngsters fascinating development prospects," said HWA RACLAB team principal Ulrich Fritz.

About HWA AG
HWA AG is an independent, 360° engineering specialist in the fields of automobile racing and high-performance cars. Formed in 1998 by Hans Werner Aufrecht, the company is based in Affalterbach (Germany) and employs roughly 300 highly-qualified members of staff. HWA AG offers all its products and services under the motto ENGINEERING SPEED: The company’s objective is to develop the best possible, high-quality solutions, in order to get its partners and customers to their destination quicker. The portfolio of services ranges from designing all vehicle components to assembling complete cars, together with the relevant logistics, after-sales and support services.

HWA RACELAB is HWA AG’s operations team in motorsport. It brings together experienced specialists in high-quality race engineering and the associated services, in pursuit of success on the motorsport scene. HWA RACELAB will enter Formula E as a new team in the 2018/19 season, adding a future-oriented string to HWA’s wealth of racetrack expertise. With ten Drivers’ titles and over 180 race wins as a works team for Mercedes-AMG in the DTM, the company is one of the most successful players in international motorsport. HWA RACELAB also draws on the company’s other core areas of expertise, such as the development, assembly and running of GT cars for customer racing, as well as the assembly of Formula 3 race engines.

Volker Glaser
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