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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HWA RACELAB signs Artem Markelov for Formula 2 debut

The new challenge of the FIA Formula 2 Championship draws ever closer for HWA RACELAB. One of the two drivers has now been confirmed. Artem Markelov (Russia), a former runner-up in the series, will occupy one of the seats for the team from Affalterbach. The 25-year-old currently drives for BWT Arden.  

  • Artem Markelov: "I am sure I will benefit from the vast wealth of experience at HWA."
  • Ulrich Fritz: "Artem is the ideal driver for us in our first season as an independent team."
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HWA RACELAB marks FIA F3 World Cup debut in Macau with top 20 finishes and claims a record

This first appearance at the Macau Grand Prix with its own HWA RACELAB racing team represents another milestone for HWA AG. The team recorded two top 20 finishes in the FIA Formula 3 World Cup. Keyvan Andres (Iran) and Jake Hughes (Great Britain) completed the spectacular street race in 12th and 17th positions. Hughes caused a stir by setting the fastest lap time in the race. Returning to action one year after her accident, Sophia Flörsch (Germany) did not reach the finishing line. 

  • 12th place for Keyvan Andres, 17th place for Jake Hughes, DNF for Sophia Flörsch
  • Fastest lap record for Jake Hughes
  • Jake Hughes: “It's a shame that we were not able to deliver the level of performance we are capable of.”
  • Keyvan Andres: “Once you're out of the DRS window, you're a sitting duck.”
  • Sophia Flörsch: “From the start, I viewed this as preparation for next year.”
  • Thomas Strick: “The whole team mastered this enormous challenge with flying colours.”
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