HWA RACELAB claims first double podium in the FIA Formula 3 Championship

Significant milestone for HWA RACELAB at the fifth FIA Formula 3 event in Budapest: In the first race of the weekend, Jake Hughes (Great Britain) reaches the rostrum for the second time this season – and then completes the first Formula 3 double podium for HWA RACELAB with a third-place finish in race two. In addition to this historic success, Bent Viscaal (Netherlands) and Keyvan Andres (Iran) also deliver impressive chasing performances at the Hungaroring.

  • Two third places for Jake Hughes, positions 19 and 10 for Bent Viscaal and 23rd and 14th for Keyvan Andres
  • Bent Viscaal: “I am very pleased with today's race.”
  • Jake Hughes: “In both races, we had the fastest cars in the closing phase.”
  • Keyvan Andres: “I am not where I was aiming to be.”
  • Thomas Strick: “That was our best weekend so far this season.”
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Two cars in the points: Impressive farewell performance from HWA RACELAB at Formula E finale

#HWAstalavista - this was the motto, with which HWA RACELAB went into its final race weekend in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. And the farewell turned out to be a happy one. The final race of the season in New York City saw both Stoffel Vandoorne and Gary Paffett pick up points in eighth and tenth place respectively - just reward for themselves and the entire team for the development work they have done over the course of the season.

  • 8th place for Stoffel Vandoorne, 10th place for Gary Paffett
  • HWA RACELAB ends the season as the most successful rookie team in Formula E
  • Stoffel Vandoorne: "We deserved this result after a tiring season for all of us."
  • Gary Paffett: "It is a fantastic way to end the season."
  • Ulrich Fritz: "It has been a magnificent journey, with a few set-backs but many highs."
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HWA RACELAB in the points again in the FIA Formula 3 Championship

HWA RACELAB driver Jake Hughes (Great Britain) finished in the points again at round four of the FIA Formula 3 Championship in Silverstone. The winner from Spielberg finished ninth in Saturday's opening  race at his home Grand Prix. In doing so, Hughes picked up a further two points in the championship. The team from Affalterbach failed to enjoy the same success on Sunday. 

  • 9th place and DNF for Jake Hughes, 21st and 26th for Keyvan Andres, 22nd and 20th for Bent Viscaal
  • Bent Viscaal: "There was definitely potential for a better result."
  • Jake Hughes: "That was my weakest race weekend of the season."
  • Keyvan Andres: „The race pace was basically there, and the development of the car is progressing positively.“
  • Thomas Strick: "All three drove courageously. When you do that, you sometimes make mistakes."
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HWA RACELAB effort goes unrewarded in first farewell race

HWA RACELAB narrowly missed out on the points in a wild first race at the final event of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in New York City. Gary Paffett was the victim of several questionable manoeuvres and eventually crossed the finishing line in eleventh place. Stoffel Vandoorne ended the action-packed E-Prix in 13th place. The team from Affalterbach still has one chance to finish its first season with a happy ending.

  • 11th place for Gary Paffett, 13th place for Stoffel Vandoorne
  • Gary Paffett: "A few people clearly crossed the line."
  • Stoffel Vandoorne: "I was denied by the unfair racing of other drivers."
  • Ulrich Fritz: "Our goal remains to end our first Formula E season on a high.
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HWA RACELAB sets sights on Extreme E

HWA RACELAB is pursuing an extreme goal: The motorsport experts from Affalterbach have set their sights on competing in Extreme E, the racing series for fully-electric SUVs that is to be launched in 2021. This project sees HWA AG once again demonstrate its pioneering spirit, as Extreme E is a radical new sport and entertainment concept. The races take place in such regions as the Arctic, the Himalayas, the Sahara and the Amazon rain forest. As well as the competitive aspect, the intention is to also raise awareness of the effects of climate change on these delicate ecosystems.

  • Ulrich Fritz: "We are impressed by the concept and the people behind Extreme E."
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