News 31 Jul 2017

Rollercoaster of Results for Hitech at Spa

Deep in the Ardennes forest, sits the majestic sanctuary of speed, a thrilling rollercoaster of steep elevation changes, twists and turns that is respected by all who drive on it. The historic Belgian circuit of Spa-Francorchamps set the scene for 6th round of the FIA Formula 3 championship, providing a true challenge to the dynamic grid of young drivers. Bouncing off the back of a positive showing in Norisring, Hitech battled against disappointment to another hard-earned podium.

After some positive gains in a rain-soaked test day on Tuesday, the squad hit the track once more for a bumper day of track action on Thursday. In a change to the usual format for the championship, due to the supporting 24 hours of Spa, Thursday saw the FIA Formula 3 grid revved up for back-to-back practice and qualifying. With the typical Ardennes climate dampening the track for the early practice sessions, we were treated to a dry track for the first time as the lights went green for qualifying. The Hitech trio took advantage of the increased grip and showed their hand as Jake clinched P3, whilst Nikita put in his best qualifying result to start from P5, with Ralf just behind in P7.