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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After qualification race, HWA RACELAB aiming for top 10 finish at the Macau Grand Prix

HWA RACELAB is making a debut appearance at the legendary Macau Grand Prix and is approaching the FIA Formula 3 World Cup main race on Sunday with aspirations of securing a place in the top ten. In the qualification race, Keyvan Andres (Iran) claimed 11th place after ten laps. One year on from her accident, Sophia Flörsch (Deutschland) will start the race on Sunday (08:30 CET/15:30 local time) from 21st place. After a not-at-fault collision on the first lap, Jake Hughes (Great Britain) was unable to reach the finish and will have to start from the back of the grid.    

  • 11th place for Keyvan Andres, 21st place for Sophia Flörsch, DNF for Jake Hughes in the qualification race
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HWA RACELAB makes debut at legendary Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix with Sophia Flörsch, Keyvan Andres and Jake Hughes

After a successful maiden season in the FIA Formula 3 championship, HWA RACELAB is on the brink of another highlight. The team from Affalterbach will contest the Suncity Group Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix (14 to 17 November) for the first time. Jake Hughes (Great Britain), Keyvan Andres (Iran) and Sophia Flörsch (Germany) will be on the starting grid of the FIA F3 World Cup, which will be held as part of the 66th edition of the Macau Grand Prix. The race is particularly special for Sophia Flörsch, just one year after her accident.  

  • Debut for HWA RACELAB at motorsport highlight
  • Jake Hughes: “Macau is the most important race of the year for me.”
  • Keyvan Andres: “Macau is the most intense and exciting race on the racing calendar.”
  • Sophia Flörsch: “After the accident, I knew I definitely wanted to return to Macau!”
  • Ulrich Fritz: “Competing with our own team for the first time ever in Macau is another milestone for us.”
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