Matteo Nannini joins HWA RACELAB in FIA Formula 3

Matteo Nannini (Italy) has been confirmed as the first driver to join HWA RACELAB, which lines up in FIA Formula 3 in 2021. The 17-year-old arrives with one year of Formula 3 experience to his name. He recently attended the post-season tests in the FIA Formula 2 Championship for HWA RACELAB.

  • Matteo Nannini in action in FIA Formula 3 for HWA RACELAB
  • Matteo Nannini: “I will give it everything to get the best results possible.”
  • Thomas Strick: “Matteo showed great willing to learn during the tests in Bahrain.”
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Top-ten result for BWT HWA RACELAB in Bahrain

BWT HWA RACELAB brought the penultimate race weekend of the FIA Formula 2 Championship in Sakhir (Bahrain) to a positive close with tenth place in the Sunday race. Artem Markelov (Russia) produced an impressive fightback, climbing twelve places in total. 17-year-old Théo Pourchaire (France) demonstrated his talent on his Formula 2 debut, but was unfortunate in race two.  

  • 18th place and DNF for Théo Pourchaire, 22nd and 10th place for Artem Markelov
  • Artem Markelov: "Tenth place from 22nd on the grid - that is a really good result."
  • Théo Pourchaire: "I really enjoyed my first FIA Formula 2 races."
  • Thomas Strick: "Artem showed what could have been in race two."
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3-star FIA status: HWA AG, top-class for environmental issues

HWA AG is renowned for delivering top performance in everything it does - including in the area of sustainability. The HWA AG not only meets the most exacting demands of motorsport and engineering, but also when it comes to implementing environmental standards and sustainability criteria. This comprehensive commitment to ecological issues has now been confirmed by an audit conducted by the International Automobile Federation FIA. HWA AG has achieved the coveted 3-star status within the certification programme of the FIA Environment and Sustainability Commission. This is the highest distinction that the world federation awards in this area.

  • HWA AG receives FIA certificate for exemplary implementation of ecological standards   
  • Further certificates in the area of environmental and quality management
  • Ulrich Fritz: "This is an incentive for us to consistently continue our efforts in the area of environmental protection and sustainability."
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Formula 3 runner-up Théo Pourchaire given BWT HWA RACELAB seat for finale to this season's FIA Formula 2 Championship

At the final two race weekends, a highly-talented young driver will make his debut in the FIA Formula 2 Championship at the wheel for BWT HWA RACELAB. Théo Pourchaire (France) will take over driving duties in the number 17 car for the races in Sakhir (Bahrain) on 28th/29th November and 5th/6th December. The 17-year-old driver finished runner-up in this season's FIA Formula 3 Championship and - in spite of his young age - already boasts a remarkable collection of titles.  

  • BWT HWA RACELAB to complete Formula 2 season with Formula 3 runner-up at the wheel
  • Théo Pourchaire: "I can hardly wait to work with the team."
  • Thomas Strick: "The success that Théo has already achieved speaks for itself."
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BWT HWA RACELAB makes progress at satisfying Formula 2 debut for 'homegrown' Jake Hughes

Jake Hughes (Great Britain) impressed with a strong performance in his first race in the FIA Formula 2 Championship in Sochi. The British driver from the HWA RACELAB Formula 3 team finished 12th on Saturday, narrowly missing out on the points. Team-mate Artem Markelov (Russia) occupied the same position when Sunday's sprint race was red flagged before the finish.

  • 12th place and DNF for Jake Hughes, 15th and 12th for Artem Markelov
  • Artem Markelov: "The car felt much better in the two races here."
  • Jake Hughes: "I am very happy with my performance in a car that is unfamiliar to me."
  • Thomas Strick: "Jake totally paid back the faith we have put in him."
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