Dennis Hauger fikk en fantastisk start på årets Formel 3-sesong med både pole position, seier og mesterskapsledelse. Les mer i denne pressemeldingen fra Red Bull Junior Team.
Dennis Hauger produced the perfect Qualifying to take pole and backed that up with a faultless Race 3 drive to victory in Barcelona to lead the F3 Championship after the opening round. Fellow Red Bull Junior Jack Doohan pretty much matched the 18-year-old Norwegian and the 18-year-old Australian took an excellent 2nd in Race 3 from P2 on the grid.
Doohan stands 5th in the points table and all five Juniors scored with the debuting trio of Jonny Edgar, Ayumu Iwasa and Jak Crawford ending the weekend 10th, 12th and 13th.
Dennis Hauger with a great win and almost 2
“Obviously with the new format it’s hard to stay in the top all weekend and I think that there are going to be quite a few different winners through the season.”
“Race 1 from reverse grid 12th was just about damage limitation and trying to get some points. In Race 2 we had a really good pace and I got up to second but then I would say it could have been done differently. I was a bit too eager to have that win and I gave it a shot, I saw the gap and went for it. It didn’t pay off that time unfortunately.”
Hauger ended up 25th after the collision. “I think it was just a lesson learned and it was better to get that done in the beginning of the season than at the end so I can learn from that now and know what to do.”
“In Race 3 I didn’t have the best start from pole. I think we were like 4 wide into Turn 1. I really knew from yesterday that I had to go deeper on the brakes to really set myself up for where I wanted to be at the beginning. I really wanted that win so I went deep on the brakes and got the lead out of Turn 1.”
“After that it was just getting out of DRS range and managing things from there. I was very happy with the car and it all went well.”
“It’s a great start to the season. I am very happy with the team, I have a good feeling so we can work together and get what we want, get the maximum out of myself and the car. So for sure we have a good momentum and we just have to keep it going.”