Educational race weekend for BWT HWA RACELAB in Silverstone

In the fifth round of the FIA Formula 2 Championship in Silverstone, BWT HWA RACELAB battled with pace once again and missed out on the points. However, Artem Markelov (Russia) moved up the field well in the race on Sunday, inspiring hope. And even though it wasn’t reflected in the results, Giuliano Alesi (France) also showed his potential.

  • 16th and 20th place for Giuliano Alesi, 19th and 11th place for Artem Markelov
  • Giuliano Alesi: “We will keep working hard.”
  • Artem Markelov: “I think that we will be more competitive in Barcelona.”
  • Thomas Strick: “We need to keep on consistently looking for solutions.”
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HWA RACELAB celebrates first podium of the Formula 3 season

The strongest race weekend of the 2020 FIA Formula 3 Championship thus far was rewarded with a podium for HWA RACELAB in Silverstone. Jake Hughes (Great Britain) finished in second place on Saturday and picked up points on Sunday as well in seventh place. Enzo Fittipaldi (Brazil) missed out on finishing in the points after being awarded a penalty retroactively.

  • 2nd and 7th place for Jake Hughes, 17th and 17th place for Enzo Fittipaldi, 26th and 21st place for Jack Doohan
  • Jake Hughes: “We laid a solid foundation for doing even better in the second half of the season.”
  • Enzo Fittipaldi: “The modifications had a positive effect.”
  • Jack Doohan: “We will take the positive aspects of this weekend.”
  • Thomas Strick: “This weekend was a real step forward.”
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BWT HWA RACELAB only sporadically able to hint at its potential in Silverstone

BWT HWA RACELAB missed out on the points in round four of the FIA Formula 2 Championship in Silverstone. Giuliano Alesi (France) and Artem Markelov (Russia) did show glimpses of what they are capable of, but a good result was prevented by early tyre wear and issues in qualifying. 

  • 18th and 11th place for Artem Markelov, 19th and 18th for Giuliano Alesi
  • Giuliano Alesi: "It was a tough weekend for us."
  • Artem Markelov: "I had a decent start in race two and was able to close the gap to the man in front of me." 
  • Thomas Strick: "As soon as we manage to find the optimal tyre set-up, we will take a great leap forward."
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HWA RACELAB claims its best result of the Formula 3 season in Silverstone

Points for HWA RACELAB at round four of the FIA Formula 3 Championship in Silverstone. Fourth place for Jake Hughes (Great Britain) in Saturday's race was the best result of the season so far for the team from Affalterbach. The 26-year-old finished in the points again at his home event on Sunday.

  • 4th and 10th place for Jake Hughes, 18th and 19th place for Enzo Fittipaldi, DNF and 27th place for Jack Doohan
  • Jake Hughes: "We finished in the points this weekend, but we want even more in the future!"
  • Enzo Fittipaldi: "We will keep our head up high and know that we can do better."
  • Jack Doohan: "We deserved a much better result."
  • Thomas Strick: "Without the safety car phases, we would probably have been rewarded with a podium finish."
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BWT HWA RACELAB loses out in tyre lottery at the Hungaroring

Round three of the FIA Formula 2 Championship at the Hungaroring was determined by tyre strategy. BWT HWA RACELAB driver Giuliano Alesi (France) was in contention for a points finish in both races, but was unable to maintain his pace throughout the full race distance. He did, however, show his potential with the fastest time in free practice. Artem Markelov (Russia) was stopped in his tracks by a crash, through no fault of his own.

  • 11th and 10th place for Giuliano Alesi, DNF and 14th for Artem Markelov
  • Giuliano Alesi: "We did not get the results we were hoping for."
  • Artem Markelov: "We can hopefully use the experience gained to challenge at the front in the coming races."
  • Thomas Strick: “We are sure to find it easier in Silverstone, as far as the tyres are concerned."
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