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FIA System 3 Championship

29. 09. 2019

weather conditions. On Saturday, the conditions on the 5.8 km long track at Sochi Autodrome were anything but easy for the drivers. The track was still wet after a nightfall, during the race it rained again. Zigzag Viscaal (Netherlands) was doomed to the wet surface: he slipped on the curb in turn two, turned and landed in the wall. He could not continue driving. After another pilot failed due to the slippery conditions, the race director decided on a security automobile piece. (***************************************************************************)

Starting from sixth place, Jake Hughes (Great Britain) had lost two places at the start and advanced to seventh place right after the re-start. After that, he maintained his consistently good pace and proved that with the fastest race lap, which was rewarded with two extra points. In round (***********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************. With dismantling tires Jake had to give three laps later in seventh place, but was ultimately ranked seventh after a penalty for a competitor in the final score and thus entered six more points for HWA Racelab.


Keyvan Andres (Iran) made the grade (****************************************************************************************************) with a strong start immediately four places intestine and was also after that in the march. For the half of the race he already collapsed to rank (***********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************). Because of a five-second penalty, he finished in the end rank 20.

Jake Hughes ranks fourth on Sunday (********************************************************************************** As the seventh of the previous day, Jake finished second in the Sunday race and once again got off to a strong start. Immediately he locked himself up to the leader and exerted enormous pressure in the first few laps. In lap four, the two were equal, but Jake did not come over. In the fifth round, he fought a close duel with the then third-placed Leo Pulcini (Hitech Immense Prix), where it came to the contact of the two vehicles. Jake's opponent slipped off the track, and the HWA Racelab rider lost speed as the series fell to fourth. Afterwards, Jake drove consistent laps before passing the newly crowned FIA Formula 3 champion Robert Shwartzman (Prema Racing) five laps from the finish. In round In the end, it stayed in fourth place, used to be eight points to the end of the season.

A sensational race to catch up was Zigzag on Sunday. After his absence on Saturday, he was only on Space Already shortly after the start he won rank (*********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************) arrived. At half-time he collided as (***********************************************************************************************************). in touch with the teammate Keyvan lying directly in front of him. The two fought a duel that forced them briefly off the road. Both moved on after failures of competitors on the ranks (**************************************************************************************************************) and 17. Zigzag still ranked with a strong last lap (******************************************************************************************) but was given a five second penalty and ranked

(***********************************************************************) Keyvan had bad luck in the end: In the final round he collided on the spot (************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************). into the classification. (*****************************************************************************************) HWA Racelab finishes the FIA ​​Formula 3 Championship (**********************************************************************************************) with points 5th place in the team ranking. In its first season, the team celebrated a race win and made three more podiums.

Quotes about the race weekend and the season (***************************************************************************** Zigzag Viscaal ((***********************************************************************************************************), Netherlands, start number (*****************************************************************************************************************************************************) : “The first race conflict after my accident in turn five passed quickly, used to be a great pity conflict. On sunday place (***********************************************************************************************) Starting off, a real challenge. But I have it up to the spot (**********************************************************************************************************) made it to the front. Even if it ends up after a time penalty We have made a big step forward. Today's race has made every Plunge want more. The season conflict up and down. With fifth place in Paul Ricard I managed my best result at the beginning. After that I struggled a bit, but with the second race in Sochi I achieved a positive conclusion, so that I can go with a good feeling into the winter break. I have learned a lot and am looking forward to the coming year. Thanks to the entire team for everything they used to have done for me this season. I'm very grateful for the support. “(********************* Jake Hughes ((*******************************************************************************************************), Great Britain, race number 7th & 4th: “It's a good last weekend for us. We did not make the podium, but we were close. We can really be satisfied with P4 and P7. In race one, I fought for a long time for places four and five, unfortunately the tires let up and I finished seventh. Today I had a good start and fought for the lead in the opening laps. Then the contact with the vehicle came behind me, I briefly lost my rhythm and fell back to fourth place. In the end I had a strong pace and was able to fight americaPodium. Too bad that it did not work out. Without the incident, it would have been enough for the podium. As a team we can be proud to have used to be this year. For HWA Racelab, it's the first season in Formula 3 in a very strong field Personally, I can be satisfied with seventh place in the overall standings, with a bit of luck, it could also have been in fifth place. Big thanks to the team for giving me this likelihood this year. I really enjoyed being part of a great team and a great company. If I had not been fond of racing before, I would have fallen in love again this year. “

Keyvan Andres ((***********************************************************************************************), Iran, race number (********************************************************************************************)), Space 19 and 23: “Unfortunately, it ended up being a disappointing weekend again. In qualifying, my exhaust blew up, so on Saturday I was hit by P (***************************************************************************************************) had to start from. There I have it up to the square (************************************************************************************************************************************************************! Due to the punishment I am unfortunately finally in place (***********************************************************************************************************) landed. Today I first entered the race intestine, then I made one, two mistakes during overtaking maneuvers, so that I got off the ideal line. In the end, I also collided with a counterparty. There is not much that can be used to take away from this weekend. Overall, it was a tough season for many reasons. Formula 3 is a difficult championship. With 30 Vehicles on the track are pretty much in a mess most of the time. And I had the misfortune to often get into this mess. I would like to thank the team that supported me throughout the season. “

Thomas Strick, Team Principal HWA Racelab: “Completing the season in fifth place as a new team is a great success for us. The level in Formula 3 is extremely high, there is an incredibly strong competition. Great praise to the drivers and the entire team: How all of us put this competition to the test with great personal commitment right from the beginning! The victory in Spielberg and the four podium finishes were the deserved reward for this mission. From the experiences we have made this season, we will certainly benefit in the coming year and increase America-wide. ”

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