Buoyed by first podium in Formula E: HWA RACELAB heads to Paris with wind in its sails

Stoffel Vandoorne's third place in Rome just a few days ago presented HWA RACELAB with its first big success in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. However, there has been no time for the team to sit back and enjoy the moment: The European leg of the season continues this weekend with the Paris E-Prix.

  • Quotes from Gary Paffett and Stoffel Vandoorne ahead of the race in Paris
  • Ulrich Fritz: "It is important for us not to get carried away after the last race.“
  • Facts and schedule for the Paris E-Prix
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Successful final tests: HWA RACELAB ready for its first race in Formula 3

HWA RACELAB is all set for the start of this season's FIA Formula 3 Championship in May. Drivers Bent Viscaal (NED), Jake Hughes (GBR) and Keyvan Andres (IRN) gained more valuable experience at the third and final official test at the Hungaroring. The trio improved over the course of the two days and concluded the test with a solid team performance.

  • HWA RACELAB drivers in the top ten in individual sessions on four occasions
  • Bent Viscaal: "Especially the session on Thursday afternoon went really well.”
  • Jake Hughes: “I cannot wait for the first race in Barcelona."
  • Keyvan Andres: “We are moving in the right direction.”
  • Thomas Strick: "We feel ready for this challenge.“
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Vandoorne gives HWA RACELAB its first Formula E podium in Rome

Success for HWA RACELAB at the GEOX Rome E-Prix: Stoffel Vandoorne came home third in an eventful race to present the team from Affalterbach with its first podium finish in its first season in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. Gary Paffett failed to finish after being involved in an early, multi-car collision through no fault of his own.

  • Third place for Stoffel Vandoorne, DNF for Gary Paffett
  • Stoffel Vandoorne: "That was the reward for all the hard work we have put in."
  • Gary Paffett: "When you are behind a car that drives into the wall, there is nothing you can do."
  • Ulrich Fritz: "What a great day for the whole team and, of course, for Stoffel!"
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Successful tests in Barcelona: Formula 3 debut approaching for HWA RACELAB

HWA RACELAB has taken the next step on the road to the team's first race in the FIA Formula 3 Championship. Drivers Bent Viscaal (NED), Jake Hughes (GBR) and Keyvan Andres (IRN) gained more valuable experience during the two-day test at Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona. The outing in Spain was the second of three official test events for the German team, before the season gets underway in May.

  • HWA RACELAB drivers feature in the top ten of individual sessions on three occasions
  • Bent Viscaal: "The trend is definitely a positive one."
  • Jake Hughes: "We are already capable of performing at a very high level."
  • Thomas Strick: "We have seen that we can match the times at the front of the field."
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HWA RACELAB kicks off second half of debut season in Rome

This weekend, HWA RACELAB and the other teams in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship commence the "European leg" of the season: Rome, Monaco, Paris, Berlin and Bern are the next venues, before the 2018/19 season concludes in July with a double-header in New York. With six races behind them, the new team from Affalterbach's record at the halfway point of the season is a mixed bag: Despite a number of set-backs, Gary Paffett and Stoffel Vandoorne both have points to their name and are looking ahead with confidence to the race in the Italian capital.

  • Quotes from Gary Paffett and Stoffel Vandoorne ahead of the race in Rome
  • Ulrich Fritz: "We are capable of finishing in the top ten."
  • Facts and schedule for the GEOX Rome e-Prix
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