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Drexler-Automotive Formula Cup - Red Bull Ring (AUT)

Next weekend (21-22 May) the Drexler Formula Cup will be visiting Styria. The event, which was actually announced as a circuit trophy, will be staged as the P9 Challenge Race Weekend by organiser Fischer Sportpromotion. After the season opener in Monza, the Drexler Formula Cup is coming to the next Formula 1 circuit, which is traditionally on the calendar and is one of the drivers' favourite circuits. The 2021 season has just started and forecasts about the further course of events are likely to be difficult to predict. Restrictions are still in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Hygiene and safety precautions dominate the scene in international motorsport.


US Racing comes to the Red Bull Ring

Drexler Automotive Formula Cup

For the 2nd round of the Drexler Formula Cup at the Red Bull Ring (21-22 May), the US Racing team from the German ADAC Formula 4 Championship has entered its name on the entry list. The event, originally scheduled as the Leeb Circuit Trophy, will now be staged by Fischer Sportpromotion as the P9 Challenge Race Weekend. Vlad Lomko (Russia), Germany's Tim Tramnitz and British Formula 4 champion Luke Browning will compete for US Racing in the German ADAC Formula 4 in 2021. The team from Kerpen is based at Michael Schumacher Straße 5 and was founded by Gerhard Ungar and Ralf Schumacher. The participation in the Drexler Formula Cup will be a guest start for US Racing in order to be able to prepare optimally for the ADAC Formula 4 classification at the same venue (mid-June). With Vlad Lomko and Luke Browning, two drivers have been entered for the 2nd round of the Drexler Formula Cup. The US Racing Team is the successor to the 2015 champion's team.


Stefan Fürtbauer on the podium twice

Drexler-Automotive Formula Cup - Monza (ITA)

The Drexler Formula Cup had a very turbulent start to the season in Monza. The field of 34 formula racing cars was really busy. The overall win of the day on Saturday lunchtime went to Bernardo Pellegrini (HAT Powertrain) with the somewhat more powerful F3 Dallara, who relegated his compatriot Renato Papaleo (One Management) to second place by 1.154 seconds. Just behind the Formula 3 duo from Italy, Sandro Zeller (Jo Zeller Racing) settled for third place and at the same time won the classification in the Drexler Formula Cup. Like many other competitors, Zeller had not managed an optimum lap in the rainy qualifying session on Friday afternoon and only managed seventh on the grid. Danny Luderer (Vogtland Racing Team) and Formula 3 newcomer Stefan Fürtbauer (Franz Wöss Racing) did better in front of him. However, Fürtbauer had a moment of shock at the start on the way to the chicane and spun spectacularly. This threw him far back and after the chequered flag fell Fürtbauer was recorded in 22nd place due to his recovery. In the Drexler Formula Cup standings, however, it was still enough for the first podium finish in the still young season.


A cracker of a field for the season opener in Monza

Drexler-Automotive Formula Cup

The Drexler Formula Cup will kick off the new circuit racing season next weekend (30.04.-02.05.21) on the 5.793-kilometer Formula 1 track in Monza. In the royal park the new motorsport year begins for further championships. With the TCR Italy Touring Car Championship, the Mini Challenge, as well as the Clio Cup Europe and the Italiano Gran Turismo Sprint and Italiano Sport Prototypi, some top-class series are at the start. Making its debut in Italy is the new BMW M2 CS Racing Cup Italy, which is intended to cause a sensation as a one-make cup. As was the case last year, the Drexler Formula Cup is teaming up with the Top Jet F.2000 Italy Trophy and can boast a record field of over 40 entries before the start of the season. "We were almost taken aback by the interest shown by the teams," says coordinator Franz Wöss. Motorsport is still affected by the Covid 19 pandemic, as is general public life. Restrictions in travel and hygiene regulations of the organizers determine the scenery like last season. Many restrictions lead to the fact that one cannot expect consistently very well filled starting fields.


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