News 17 Apr 2017

Hungry Hitech Strike Home Podium

The revered home of British motor racing and just a stone’s throw from Hitech’s team HQ, Silverstone gave a thrilling setting for the first round of our 2017 campaign. Hungry to get back out on track, the whole team geared up for a gripping weekend, the sounds and smells around the track confirming the FIA Formula 3 European Championship was back in business.

Slippery starts

With the British weather dealing it’s hand, Race One saw our formidable foursome gear up to tackle a slippery start to the 2017 season. Starting behind the safety car, the fresh new grid eagerly waited to pounce, with eyes firmly focused on claiming every opportunity in the challenging conditions. Spinning the tyres as the safety car peeled in, a daring tousle for position saw our Russian racer Nikita Mazepin caught out, colliding with Mawson and Piquet, his F3 charger made a trip to the gravel, sadly bringing his race to an end. With the safety car making many appearances throughout the 16 laps, it was a turbulent first foray for the team.