News 24 Sep 2018

Hitech Bullfrog GP contest penultimate round at Red Bull Ring

  • 3 Alex Palou #39
  • 13 Ben Hingeley #77
  • 22 Enaam Ahmed #65
  • 11 Enaam Ahmed #65
  • 12 Ben Hingeley #77
  • N/C Alex Palou #39
  • 10 Alex Palou #39
  • 18 Enaam Ahmed #65
  • 20 Ben Hingeley #77

Racing the bull

Hitech Bullfrog GP took to the iconic Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria last weekend, marking the penultimate round on the 2018 FIA F3 European calendar. The team scored a podium and added valuable points to the tally, sitting third place in the team’s standings.

Free Practice got underway on the Friday morning, giving the drivers chance to familiarise themselves with the track, despite having tested here earlier in the year, before the all-important qualifying session got underway later in the afternoon.

The first Qualifying session at the iconic 4.318km Red Bull Ring on Friday saw the team form their starting grid positions for Race 1 on Saturday, qualifying in the top twenty.

Changing track and weather conditions made it all to play for in a wet and cold Race 1 and Quali 2 as Saturday soon came around. Alex scored a podium result in Race 1, finishing P3 after working his way up the ranks after starting in P13. Enaam claimed a P13 result and Ben finished in P22.

During the afternoon’s qualifying session, the squad put on a strong battle for Race 2 and 3’s starting positions, with Enaam qualifying in P14, team mates Alex in P15 and Ben in P23.

The final day at the ‘Ring saw the squad battle it out in Race 2 and 3. Alex fought a worthy battle but endured contact from another driver and therefore was not classified for the race. Enaam finished P11 and Ben finished just behind Ahmed in P12.

As the last race of the weekend soon came around, the drivers’ put on a competitive fight for podiums and points. Alex was classified in P10, Enaam in P18 and Ben in P20.

The team will head to Hockenheim on 12-14 October for the final round of the 2018 Formula Three European Championship.