HWA RACELAB comes away from the Hungaroring with points in the bag following an eventful Formula 3 weekend

The HWA RACELAB drivers again showed impressive pace at round three of the FIA Formula 3 Championship. However, their efforts to challenge at the business end of the race were hampered by difficult weather conditions and a chaotic race on Saturday. Enzo Fittipaldi (Brazil) did fight back successfully to claim the next points for the Affalterbach-based team in Sunday's race.

  • 19th and 9th place for Enzo Fittipaldi, 24th and 19th for Jake Hughes, DNF and 24th for Jack Doohan
  • Enzo Fittipaldi: "I want to push for the podium in Silverstone."
  • Jake Hughes: "I still see us winning a lot of races."
  • Jack Doohan: "We want to bounce back and show our true strength in Silverstone."
  • Thomas Strick: "The difficult conditions prevented us from showing our full potential."
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Chaotic weather conditions in Spielberg make it a tough weekend for BWT HWA RACELAB

BWT HWA RACELAB left round two of the FIA Formula 2 Championship in Spielberg, Austria, empty-handed. Giuliano Alesi (France) showed potential, but was unable to hit top form in what were difficult conditions at times. Team-mate Artem Markelov (Russia) was unlucky and was only able to take part in race two.

  • 21st and 15th place for Giuliano Alesi, DNS and 16th place for Artem Markelov
  • Giuliano Alesi: "The way we are working together gives me hope."
  • Artem Markelov: "The improvements were not enough."
  • Thomas Strick: “We must continue to work hard."
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Impressive pace goes unrewarded for HWA RACELAB in Formula 3 races in Spielberg

Round two of the FIA Formula 3 Championship in Spielberg, Austria, saw HWA RACELAB driver Jake Hughes (Great Britain) in contention for victory in Sunday's race, until he was the innocent victim of a collision that resulted in his retirement. Hughes had previously taken tenth place in difficult weather conditions on Saturday, ensuring the team from Affalterbach at least left the Styrian Mountains with a point to its name.

  • 10th place and DNF for Jake Hughes, 15th and 13th for Enzo Fittipaldi, 22nd and 20th for Jack Doohan
  • Jake Hughes: "We deserved to win."
  • Enzo Fittipaldi: "We now know what we have to do to iron out our weaknesses."
  • Jack Doohan: "The issues in qualifying were symbolic of the whole weekend."
  • Thomas Strick: "When you look at our pace, we could have done much better."
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Alesi puts BWT HWA RACELAB in the points in FIA Formula 2

Giuliano Alesi (France) presented BWT HWA RACELAB with its first points in race one of the FIA Formula 2 Championship. He took full advantage of the team's clever race strategy at the season-opener in Spielberg, Austria, finishing sixth after an impressive fightback. Technical issues meant the team came away empty-handed from Sunday's sprint race.

  • 6th place and DNF for Giuliano Alesi, DNF and 18th place for Artem Markelov
  • Giuliano Alesi: "We must now take the positives from this weekend and continue to work hard."
  • Artem Markelov: "The strategy in race one on Saturday was excellent."
  • Thomas Strick: "We have a lot of work ahead of us over the coming days."
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Fittipaldi's fightback earns HWA RACELAB its first points of the Formula 3 season

HWA RACELAB experienced a weekend of highs and lows at the opening round of the 2020 FIA Formula 3 Championship in Spielberg, Austria. Newcomer Enzo Fittipaldi (Brazil) finished ninth in race two on Sunday, ensuring he at least picked up a few points after suffering technical issues at the season-opener.

  • 18th and 9th place for Enzo Fittipaldi, 14th and DNF for Jack Doohan, 28th and 12th for Jake Hughes
  • Enzo Fittipaldi: "The car was very good today. Thank you to the whole team!"
  • Jake Hughes: "Few were quicker than us today."
  • Jack Doohan: "We must now keep our chin up and stay focussed."
  • Thomas Strick: "We have to improve as a team in general."
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