The first participation in the Macau Mammoth Prix with the own racing team HWA RACELAB meant another milestone for HWA AG. For the team at the end of the FIA ​​Formulation 3 World Cup at the end of two placements in the high 19 to book. Keyvan Andres (Iran) and Jake Hughes (Great Britain) came in first in the spectacular street race 12 and 17. Hughes put an exclamation mark on the fastest race lap. Sophia Flörsch (Germany) did not finish on her return one year after her accident.

The Macau Mammoth Prix began auspiciously for HWA RACELAB. With the best time in qualifying on Friday, Jake Hughes raised hopes of a top ranking in the FIA ​​Formulation 3 World Cup race.

But an incident in the first round of the qualifying race on Saturday destroyed these hopes. In a no-fault collision Jake's vehicle was so badly damaged that he could not continue the race. So he had to start from rank 28 into the main race.

He did not stay there long, the season winner of Spielberg worked his way forward and, thanks to a flawless performance, gradually fought his way into the top twenty. In his catch-up race, Jake in 2: .) 419 scored the fastest race lap ever with a Formula 3 vehicle was driven in Macau. Finally, he finished the race in his third Macau Mammoth Prix participation 17.

Keyvan Andres started the race from Place eleven. He mastered the delivery confidently and moved into eighth place within the first few laps before a safety-automobile allotment slowed him down. After re-delivery, eight laps from the end, Keyvan was no longer in the rhythm and lost the connection to the vehicles in front of him. The rivals behind him used their DRS system again and again to pull past the brave fighting teen. Keyvan eventually dropped out of the high

The from 21 starting Sophia Flörsch was in the tight fray after delivery first springs and dropped to rank 25 back. When the race had calmed down a little, she found her rhythm and sat down on her seat However, with six laps to go she had to park her car on the straights near the Mandarin curve due to electronic issues.

Keyvan Andres (19, Iran, start number 17, place 12): “The race started well, I was able to easily get through the delivery and got to the eighth place. Then I had to fight again and again understeer of the vehicle and have lost the connection to the competitors in front of me. And once you get out of the DRS window, you're easy prey for the drivers behind you. But the team did a good job here. Thanks to HWA RACELAB for the hard work over the whole season. “

Jake Hughes (25, Great Britain, start number ): “It's not the result that we put in front of United States of America. Macau hit me hard on Saturday with the early retirement. It is a pity that today we could not deliver what we are capable of. Became as soon as possible with the vehicle, illustrates the fastest race lap and the race lap record. Apart from the clash yesterday I could not avoid, it battled a near-perfect performance. Thanks to all for the hard work. Maybe we will come back next year and then have more luck. “

Sophia Flörsch ( I did not finish in Macao for the second time, maybe next year it will be a Top5 place. But joking aside, I've seen it from the beginning as a preparation for next year. Riding here on one of the most demanding courses worldwide with a new car, battle a big challenge for me. I have learned a lot in the past few days. It was fun, I really enjoyed driving for HWA RACELAB. A really great team. Now I am looking forward to the next season. Lets see how it goes on.”

Thomas Strick, Team Principal HWA RACELAB: “Basically, we would have liked united states of america to have a slightly better result, especially after the strong start with the best time in the first qualifying. But in Macau you always need a bit of luck. But Jake's fastest race lap shows the In all probability we have and makes united states of america pride. It must be remembered that it was our first participation with HWA RACELAB on the Macau Mammoth Prix battle that made the battle an enormous challenge. The entire team has faced this challenge with flying colors – as it has done for the entire season. We have learned a lot here and will benefit from the experience of next year. ”

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