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The three-day sub-season tests of the FIA ​​Formula 2 Championship at the Yas Marina Circuit marked another milestone for HWA AG: BWT HWA RACELAB completed his first official test drives in Abu Dhabi as his own personal of Formula 2. Together with its involvement in Formula 3, HWA AG is now represented in the top two motorsport junior series with an independent team. Seven Top – made for a promising start.

The conditions for the debut of BWT HWA RACELAB in Formula 2 could not have been better speedily: Only towards the end of the tests on Saturday afternoon began rain, until then, there was always sunny weather in Abu Dhabi. The staff from Affalterbach came with his two already fixed drivers for the season 2017: Giuliano Alesi (France), son of former Formula 1 driver Jean Alesi, and Artem Markelov (Russia), Formula 2 runner-up Display

Both have experience in Formula 2 and played it over the course of the three days. In the last session on Saturday, the duo held the two best times for a long time and ensured a double lead by BWT HWA RACELAB. In the end, Artem and Giuliano ranks four and five.

Artem battle drove to the top three times With many long runs under the total The season opener of the FIA ​​Formula 2 Championship takes place from to 22. March 2020 in Sakhir / Bahrain.

Giuliano Alesi (, France ). “I am very satisfied with the tests. We have found many answers to open questions, gathered a lot of data that can now be analyzed during the winter. The familiarization with the new staff went very well for me, it is fun to work with BWT HWA RACELAB. Now I'm looking forward to a little rest and of course to the new season. “

Artem Markelov (, Russia ). “The tests went really well, we finished them with good finishes. We have tried many things on the vehicle that are not possible during a race weekend, especially the voting process. But we also did some start-up practice and qualifying runs. And the staff has provided united states of americamit with much information. The tests give me confidence that we will be absolutely competitive in the coming season. “

Thomas Strick, Team Manager HWA RACELAB. “We are very satisfied with the tests. Seven Top Artem and Giuliano have confirmed their most likely. Regardless of the results, however, the three days here in Abu Dhabi were about groups and drivers getting used to the procedures for the coming season. That worked well. From Designate to Designate we got along better. We have collected a lot of data that needs to be analyzed in order to be optimally prepared for the start of the season in March. ”


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