Pre-season Formula 2 and Formula 3 tests show HWA RACELAB well-positioned ahead of season-opener

The joint Formula 2 and Formula 3 pre-season tests at Bahrain International Circuit produced promising results for HWA RACELAB. With almost three weeks until the season kicks off at the same venue, the drivers with the Affalterbach-based team set fast times, suggesting they will be a force to be reckoned with in the coming season.

  • Formula 3 drivers Hughes and Doohan set the second and third fastest times of the test
  • Formula 2 drivers Markelov and Alesi each finish in the top three in individual sessions
  • Artem Markelov: "We have made progress with the set-up of the car."
  • Giuliano Alesi: "HWA feels like a second home to me."
  • Enzo Fittipaldi: "We are heading in the right direction as we approach the start of the season."
  • Jake Hughes: "Having two quick team-mates is always a positive thing."
  • Jack Doohan: "We have created a good foundation over the past few days."
  • Thomas Strick: "If we approach every race weekend in this way, we can look forward to a successful season."
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HWA RACELAB kicks off the Formula 2 and Formula 3 season with pre-season tests

The pre-season Formula 2 and Formula 3 tests in Sakhir/Bahrain (1st to 3rd March) herald a historic motorsport season for HWA AG. For the first time, the Affalterbach-based company will be represented by two private teams in the top two junior series in Formula racing. The Formula 2 team welcomes a strong partner on board, in BWT. 

  • Official pre-season tests in the FIA Formula 2 and FIA Formula 3 championships begin on Sunday (1st March)
  • BWT supports HWA RACELAB as team sponsor in the 2020 Formula 2 season
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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."
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BWT HWA RACELAB makes its debut at the Formula 2 tests in Abu Dhabi

The three-day post-season tests in the FIA Formula 2 Championship at the Yas Marina Circuit marked another milestone for HWA AG: BWT HWA RACELAB completed its first official tests as an independent team in Formula 2 in Abu Dhabi. Together with the involvement in Formula 3, HWA AG is now represented with its own team in both of the top junior series in motorsport. Seven top-ten times for drivers Giuliano Alesi (France) and Artem Markelov (Russia) in the individual sessions made it a promising start for the team.

  • BWT HWA RACELAB duo claims seven top-ten results across the six sessions
  • Giuliano Alesi: "We have found a lot of answers to outstanding issues."
  • Artem Markelov: "I am confident that we will be totally competitive."
  • Thomas Strick: "That is a really impressive result."
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HWA RACELAB signs Giuliano Alesi for its Formula 2 team

HWA RACELAB will have a big name on board when it takes on the challenge that is the FIA Formula 2 Championship. Giuliano Alesi (France), son of former Formula 1 driver Jean Alesi, will occupy one of the seats. The member of the Ferrari Driver Academy switches from his current Formula 2 team, Trident, to the team from Affalterbach.

  • Giuliano Alesi: "I am overjoyed to be part of this impressive company."
  • Ulrich Fritz: "It is nice to see a continuation of the relationship between Alesi and HWA."
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