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Mourning the loss of Dirk Hartung

Drexler Automotive Formel Cup

dirk hartungHe has reported on all the Drexler Formula Cup races on social media in recent years. Dirk Hartung died unexpectedly this week. The organisation, all teams and drivers, as well as the supporters and sponsors of the formula series mourn the loss of Dirk Hartung. The journalist and photographer passed away unexpectedly in Vienna at the age of 57. Dirk Hartung had been involved in the organisation of the Drexler Formula Cup since 2018. With a great deal of commitment, he built up and shaped the image of the Formula Series on social media. He played a leading role in his journalistic and photographic activities, managing the Drexler Formula Cup Facebook page and developing it into an up-to-date medium. Not forgetting his contacts with journalists and photographers throughout Europe, who were entrusted with assignments and research by him. Dirk Hartung founded the Autosport.at agency in 1998. The task and also his way of reflecting the diversity in Austrian and even worldwide motorsport was one of the most important goals of his work. For this business model, he built up countless contacts with photographers from the motorsport scene in order to be able to provide up-to-date reports as a motorsport picture and news agency at all times. The Drexler Formula Cup also always found a worthy place on the Autosport.at agency's homepage with current reports and background stories. The Drexler Formula Cup would like to express its deepest sympathy to his partner and all those left behind. Dirk was a fun-loving and unique person. He was a valuable friend. We will miss him very much.

Organisation Drexler Formula Cup
Franz Wöss, Arnold Graier, Chris Höher and Rolf Schindler

Eight times full throttle on attractive racetracks in Europe

Drexler-Automotive Formula Cup

The Drexler Formula Cup has established itself as one of the most attractive and exciting formula racing series in Europe. If you look at the calendar for 2024, this is underpinned once again by the choice of race tracks. The eight weekends alone will be held on five race tracks where Formula 1 is at home. "As in the previous year, we have succeeded in offering a challenging calendar. The fact that the Red Bull Ring, Imola, Mugello, Hockenheim and Monza are very prestigious race tracks also makes us a little proud. We see it as a challenge to be able to race where the premier class sets up camp. We also have to keep an eye on the financial framework conditions," says Franz Wöss. The Drexler Formula Cup coordinator was able to count on the partnership with the Zinox F2000 Trophy in Italy when planning the season. The formula series from Italy will continue its cooperation with the Drexler Formula Cup. A total of 16 races are on the programme for 2024. The season will kick off on 21 April in Vallelunga. Just over a month later, the Drexler Formula Cup will take place at the Red Bull Ring (19th May). At the beginning of June, it will return to Italy. The third race is scheduled for Imola (2nd June). At the end of the month, the Drexler Formula Cup will meet at the Lausitzring (29 June). The Hockenheimring is back on the programme. On 27 July, they will be guests in Baden. After that, there will be a four-week summer break before the sixth event of the season at Mugello on 25 August. The formula series comes to Brno for the first weekend in September. The start at the Masaryk Racing Days (8 September) has almost become a tradition. One of the highlights of the season is the finale in Monza. The last trophies of this year's season will be awarded in the Royal Park on 6 October.

Drexler Formula Cup 2024 dates
21.04.2024 Vallelunga /ITA
19/05/2024 Red Bull Ring/AUT
02/06/2024 Imola/ITA
29/06/2024 Lausitzring/GER
27/07/2024 Hockenheim/GER
25/08/2024 Mugello/ITA
08/09/2024 Brno /CZE
06.10.2024 Monza / ITA

RS.07.02.2024
Press Drexler Formula Cup

Annual award ceremony in Verona

Drexler-Automotive Formula Cup

It is certainly no surprise that the Drexler Formula Cup once again travelled to Italy for its annual award ceremony. The co-operation with the Italian ZINOX F2000 Trophy has developed very well in recent years. Coordinator Franz Wöss drew a positive conclusion after the finale in Mugello. "I can say that it was a successful year for the Drexler Formula Cup, which ended with an exciting finale in Tuscany." Franz Wöss repeatedly emphasised the cooperation with the ZINOX F2000 Trophy from Italy. It is worth mentioning the thanks for the commitment of the sponsors and supporters of the formula series, which, as in previous years, was enormously important. Last year, Dallara hosted the annual award ceremony. Last weekend, they met in Verona to crown the winners of the 2023 season. The Corte Pelegrini was the venue for the winners' evening. Verona is known as a city and tourist region at home and abroad. Thousands of tourists are drawn to the region not far from Lake Garda every year. The Villa Corte Pellegrini hides a charm all of its own in a historic residence with a family history dating back to the 12th century. In his speech, Franz Wöss expressed many positive things about the past 2023 season. The Drexler Formula Cup and the ZINOX F2000 Trophy are an integral part of formula racing in Central Europe. Formula 3 in particular continues to have a basis for exciting motorsport here. After dinner with plenty of petrol talk, the winners received their trophies and trophies.

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