FIA Formula 3 Championship

05. 08. 2019

For HWA Racelab the Hungary GP was the only fifth race weekend in the FIA ​​Formula 3 Championship – and the most successful so far. In the second race of the weekend, which took place under a bright blue sky on the Hungaroring, Jake Hughes started from sixth position. At the start of the 23 – year old fell back to seventh place, secured this place in the first round but successfully from , As a result, he repeatedly put pressure on his competitors and got in round 15 his starting position six back again.

However, this was only the beginning of a great final phase. While the competitors in the fight for the front seats feathers, Jake continued his concentrated driving style and was rewarded for it. He took advantage of the problems of the rivals and advanced within a short time in fourth place. The podium was within reach. And when the tires visibly degraded at Jüri Vips (Hitech Grand Prix), Jake saw his chance come. During the round The third place he could not be taken in the remaining time and drove it – after the victory in Spielberg and the third place in the first race at Hungaroring – the third podium of this season. He also secured important points in the fight for the championship.


Bent Viscaal, meanwhile, made a good start on the Hungaroring, which made him up three places and took his place after a few corners (************************************************************************************) found. Like Jake, Bent secured his position as well, before he increasingly attacked from the middle of the race. Consequently, the young Dutchman took the lead in round ten (******************************************************************************) could keep his good pace constant. A short time later he already took rank in lap After another quick lap Bent secured the tenth place and thus his second top ten result this season.

Another impressive catch-up was Keyvan Andres, who started in position Rank Afterwards, he put a lot of pressure on his opponents and ranked in the fifth round 16 on. After the loss of one competitor in the round before and was also able to make up further places by cleverly timed maneuvers. The brave Keyvan crossed the finish line to rank

Even the first race of the weekend was – despite dark storm clouds and at the beginning of changeable weather – much cause for cheering for HWA Racelab: After 23 exciting rounds on the Hungaroring Jake Hughes crossed the finish line in third, thus completing a spectacular catch-up. The Briton started in seventh position and thanks to a good start, advanced to sixth in the first corner. As a result, he continued to exert pressure on his front men and constantly attacked his opponents. Soon, this race strategy was successful: First, Jake took fifth place in lap four, then moved in round (******************************************************************) in fourth place. This was the starting signal for an exciting private duel with Jüri Vips in the last race laps, which Jake won with a marvelous maneuver. He could not take third place until the finish.

Bent Viscaal (NL) also made up some places in the first race on the Hungaroring. Started in position (**************************************************************************************************************************************************************************) of the field. As a result, Bent stayed in constant touch with his opponents and moved in round 20 Space 22. Two fast final laps meant in the end place Due to a time penalty for a counterparty Bent moved even later on place 20.

Alongside Jake and Bent, Keyvan Andres, who started in position After a good start the German-Iranian already took his place (***********************************************************************************************************) However, he could not keep his pace because of braking problems and was overtaken, among others, by team-mate Bent. At the end of the race, Keyvan was the Place to book.

Quotes for the race weekend

Bent Viscaal (23, NL, # 10), Space 19 and 10: “I am very satisfied with today's race! The pace looked very good yesterday, but I could not capitalize on it after an incident in round one. Everything was going great today. Started from P , that was fun! Now we only have to improve on the qualifying performance. That's our goal for Spa. “

Jake Hughes (17, GB, # The qualifying was not quite perfect, but in the two races we were incredibly fast, although the field was close to each other. The tire management worked well in both races. We were lurking for our chances and when they got there we had the perfect tires to make a profit from. We had the fastest cars in both races in the closing stages – which is quite impressive, considering how long we had to drive in the dense field. It's nice to see that we learn every weekend and keep on improving. With two podiums, I really enjoyed this weekend. Thanks to the whole team!”

Keyvan Andres (22), IR, # 12), Space 23 and 14: “Unfortunately at the beginning of the weekend I was struggling with some brake problems. Only today in the second race did it go smoothly and I was able to make up a lot of places. But I'm not there yet where I want to go. Now I hope that the next weekends go smoothly and then surely a further increase is possible. “

Thomas Strick, Team Principal HWA Racelab: “That was our strongest weekend so far this season. We are very satisfied. Two podiums for Jake, who drove superbly. But also very strong catch-up hunts by Bent and Keyvan today. The two will be rewarded with certainty soon with points. The cars had a strong pace all weekend, great work for the whole team! ”

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