HWA RACELAB lines up with Doohan, Fittipaldi and Hughes in the 2020 FIA Formula 3 Championship

HWA RACELAB has strengthened its squad of drivers with two promising new additions for its second season in Formula 3. Jack Doohan (Australia) and Enzo Fittipaldi (Brazil) will join Jake Hughes (Great Britain), who enjoyed success last year with the team from Affalterbach.

  • Son of motorcycle world champion and grandson of Formula 1 world champion bolster the HWA RACELAB team in FIA Formula 3
  • Jack Doohan: "I hope I can challenge for the title with a top team like HWA RACELAB."
  • Enzo Fittipaldi: ”I really can’t wait to join this super competitive and challenging FIA F3 Championship.”
  • Jake Hughes: "The goal is clear: To take my career and the team to the next level."
  • Ulrich Fritz: "We want to consistently have more than one driver challenging for the podium."

Affalterbach, 8th January 2020 – Following the successful first season, which included one race win and a further three podium finishes, HWA RACELAB has set its sights on improving in the 2020 FIA Formula 3 Championship. To achieve this, the team has opted for a trio consisting of one experienced driver and two hugely talented racers with illustrious names: Jake Hughes, Jack Doohan and Enzo Fittipaldi will be at the wheel of the Formula 3 cars from Affalterbach this season.

Jack Doohan is the son of five-time world motorcycle champion, Mick Doohan. Although he has opted for a career on four wheels rather than two, his motorsport talent is unmistakable: in 2015 and 2016, Jack claimed the title in the Australian Kart Championship. As a 15-year-old, he switched from karting to Formula racing, where he continued to win races. He won the Rookie Cup competition in the 2018 British F4 Championship. Last year, he was in contention for the title in the F3 Asian Championship, in which he eventually finished runner-up. This year, parallel to his HWA RACELAB commitments, he races in this series again; Doohan returned to winning ways at the season-opener in Malaysia.

Enzo Fittipaldi also has a world champion in his family tree. His grandfather, Emerson Fittipaldi, was crowned Formula 1 champion in 1972 and 1974. Emerson's grandson has also set his sights on the pinnacle of motor racing. At just 14 years of age, he switched from karting to car racing. As a 15-year-old, he was signed up to the Ferrari Driver Academy following a successful test. Since then, he has developed rapidly. Fittipaldi won seven races on his way to winning the title in the Italian F4 Championship in 2018. Last year, he finished runner-up in the Formula Regional European Championship.

Jake Hughes started racing in Formula 3 and GP3 series in 2016, since when he has won at least one race every season. The Brit's success in Spielberg in 2019 presented the HWA RACELAB team with its historic maiden victory in Formula 3. Now 25 years old, Hughes used his experience to claim a further three podium finishes over the course of the season.

This year's FIA Formula 3 Championship comprises nine events, with a total of 18 races, and starts on 20th March in Sakhir/Bahrain.

Jack Doohan (16, Australia)
"I am pleased to be part of the HWA RACELAB team in the 2020 FIA Formula 3 Championship and can hardly wait for the start of the season. HWA is known for its competitiveness and I am confident that will be the case again this year. The last two years of racing have given me a good basis. I now hope I can challenge for the title with a top team like HWA RACELAB."

Enzo Fittipaldi (18, Brazil)
„I really can’t wait to join this super competitive and challenging FIA F3 Championship. I am also really excited to join this new adventure with HWA RACELAB. Thanks also to the Ferrari Driver Academy and my sponsors for their continued support.”

Jake Hughes (25, Great Britain)
"I am pleased to be driving for HWA RACELAB in Formula 3 again. I want to use my wealth of experience to help the team this season. I am sure we will find it easier in our second year. As I have stressed many times in the past, it is a great privilege to be part of the HWA company. Throughout my career, I have always developed. I still see sufficient potential for that in Formula 3. The goal is clear: To take my career and the team to the next level.” 

Ulrich Fritz, CEO HWA AG
"After our promising first season last year, we are now looking to use the experience gained to improve again and consistently have more than one driver challenging for the podium this season. I am delighted that we have managed to secure the services of Jack and Enzo. However, we did not opt for them because of their famous names, but because of their immense talent, which they have both demonstrated emphatically in recent years. The FIA Formula 3 Championship is the next level for them both. In Jake, they have the right teacher at their side, from whom they can learn an awful lot."

About Jack Doohan:
Born:                         20th January 2003 in Gold Coast/Australia
Career:                      2015 Champion in KA Junior, Australian Kart Championship                  
                                  2016 Champion in KA2 class, Australian Kart Championship                 
                                  2018 British F4 Championship: 3 wins, Rookie Cup title
                                           ADAC Formula 4
                                  2019 runner-up in Asian F3 Championship: 5 wins
                                  2020 Asian F3 Championship: 1 win                                     

About Enzo Fittipaldi:
Born:                       18th July 2001 in Miami (USA)
Career:                    2016 Ginetta Junior Championship
                                2017 ADAC Formel 4
                                         Italian F4 Championship
                                2018 Champion in Italian F4 Championship: 7 wins
                                         3rd place in ADAC Formula 4: 1 win
                                2019 Runner-up in Formula Regional European Championship

About Jake Hughes:
Born:                       30th May 1994 in Birmingham (Great Britain)
Career:                    2016 GP3 series: 2 wins
                                2017 European Formula 3 Championship: 1 win
                                2018 GP3 series: 1 win
                                         2nd place in F3 Asian Championship
                                2019 FIA Formula 3 Championship: 1 win, 4 podiums


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 entered Formula E as a new team in the 2018/19 season, adding a future-oriented string to HWA’s wealth of racetrack expertise. HWA RACELAB has also been competing in the FIA Formula 3 Championship since 2019 and will be appearing in the FIA Formula 2 Championship from 2020. With eleven 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.



Annette Hörsch

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Volker Glaser
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