Schu­macher-beater Maw­son to F3 Au­tumn Tro­phy with Dou­glas

Motor Sport News - - Racing News - Pho­tos: ADAC Mo­tor­sport, Jakob Ebrey By Jack Cozens EN­TRY LIST F3 Au­tumn Tro­phy

ADAC For­mula 4 cham­pion Joey Maw­son heads a strong en­try for this week­end’s BRDC Bri­tish For­mula 3 Cham­pi­onship Au­tumn Tro­phy at Snet­ter­ton.

Aus­tralian Maw­son beat the son of seven-time For­mula 1 world cham­pion Michael Schu­macher, Mick, to the Ger­man F4 crown this year with Van Amers­foort Rac­ing, record­ing 10 wins from 24 events.

The 20-year-old will race for Dou­glas Mo­tor­sport dur­ing the event, which has been slimmed from two rounds to one for 2016. He will get his hands on one of the team’s Tatuus F3-016s for the first time on Thurs­day as part of an Au­tumn Tro­phy test ses­sion at Snet­ter­ton ahead of the four­race week­end.

Maw­son will be joined by Jamie Caro­line, who fin­ished 10th in the Bri­tish F4 Cham­pi­onship this year with one vic­tory from the sea­son fi­nale at Brands Hatch and a fur­ther four podi­ums to his name. He tested with the team at the Nor­folk cir­cuit last week.

“Joey will be in one of our cars,” said Dou­glas Mo­tor­sport owner Wayne Dou­glas. “He knows Thomas [Ran­dle] and had been toy­ing with the idea of do­ing F4 in the UK last year be­fore it changed to F3.

“It’s a great op­por­tu­nity for us and for Joey; it’s a bit of a step up in ma­chin­ery for him from the ADAC car, and a good chance for him to raise his pro­file in the UK. We ex­pect him to be com­pet­i­tive this week­end.

“The deal with Jamie has been com­ing to­gether for a few weeks now. I get on well with his fa­ther and grand­fa­ther. Last Thurs­day was the first time he tested the car; he was fast in the wet, and strug­gled a bit in the dry but he’s learn­ing to adapt to the aero. He loved the car.”

The Dou­glas pair­ing forms part of an ex­pected 12-car en­try for the event. Dou­ble R Rac­ing, which helped Matheus Leist to the over­all 2016 crown, will make its de­but in the Tro­phy hav­ing skipped the event last year. The team is ex­pected to run a mul­ticar en­try, and has so far con­firmed it will run a car for Dan Tick­tum ( see side­bar).

Car­lin will also make its Au­tumn Tro­phy de­but and will en­ter cars for Enaam Ahmed – who con­tested the main 2016 cham­pi­onship with Dou­glas – Bri­tish F4 driver James Pull and US F4 cham­pion Cameron Das.

Ben Hin­ge­ley, who raced in BRDC F3 this sea­son with the out­go­ing HHC Mo­tor­sport out­fit, has teamed up with Fortec – which helped Ben Bar­ni­coat to last year’s Au­tumn Tro­phy ti­tle – and is joined at the team by for­mer Red Bull and Lo­tus ju­nior Cal­lan O’ke­effe.

Hill­speed will also run two cars in the event. Sasakorn ‘Cut­ter’ Chai­mongkol will race one of its cars, while Omani karter Ab­dul­lah Al Rawahi will com­pete in the other.

Jor­dan Cane, who will race for Hill­speed in the main cham­pi­onship next year as part of its tie-up with Cliff Dempsey Rac­ing, will also test for the team in a third car dur­ing ex­clu­sive Au­tumn Tro­phy ses­sions on Thurs­day and Fri­day at Snet­ter­ton, but can­not take part in the main event as he is not yet 16.

ADAC cham­pion will race in F3 Au­tumn Tro­phy Maw­son took F4 ti­tle

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