First Formula 3 podiums for Maximilian Malinowski and Andre Petropoulos

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At the 6th round of the Drexler Formula Cup not only the fight in the Formula 3 Cup was really exciting. In the Formula 3 Trophy two youngsters attracted attention. Maximilian Malinowski (Franz Wöss Racing) and Andre Petropoulos (Team Hoffmann Racing) both made a strong impression at the Hockenheimring and finished on the podium. Maximilian Malinowski seemed to feel right at home in his first Formula 3 race. The 22-year-old from Kornwestheim finished second twice behind double winner Marcel Tobler (Jo Zeller Racing). Andre Petropoulos also climbed onto the podium in race 1 with a third-place finish. Both youngsters come from karting backgrounds and celebrated their first successes early on. Maximilian Malinowski completed test drives in quite different motorsport categories in the recent past. He drove in the TCR touring car and in the Porsche 991 GT3. The highlight was certainly the test drives in the LMP3 sports car at Hockenheim. "Maximilian has great talent for racing. You can see that he approaches the tasks with a certain routine. I was pleased that it worked so well at his Formula 3 debut. The results speak for themselves," says Franz Wöss. Andre Petropoulos has been in the Formula business for quite some time. Last year, he celebrated his first major success on the circuit by finishing runner-up in the Drexler Formula Cup. Petropoulos was honored among the best motorsport drivers of the ADAC Württemberg last year. An award that is already bearing fruit as motivation for the 20-year-old Formula driver this season. The driver from Sindelfingen feels very much at home in Team Hoffmann Racing and knows the team from his time in Formula Renault. He has met the challenge of competing in Formula 3 well in the races so far. Both Maximilian Malinowski and Andre Petropoulos are likely to cause a stir in the Formula 3 Trophy in the near future.

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After Swiss triple victory Juju Noda strikes back

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The 6th round of the Drexler Formula Cup was initially affected by inclement weather at Hockenheim on Friday. The rain caused enormous problems for the drivers in Formula 3 and Formula Light. Accordingly, it was not easy to find the right set-up. The double winner of Spa Francorchamps Juju Noda (Noda Racing)initially prevailed in the rainy qualifying against the competition and pushed ahead of Sandro Zeller (Jo Zeller Racing) by 0.974 seconds.In the second free practice, however, Noda had with a 1:34, 805 min on dry track a fast lap, which attracted greater attention.


Will Juju Noda (Noda Racing) score the next coup?

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Before the summer break, the 6th round of the Drexler Formula Cup is scheduled at the Hockenheimring. The Grand Prix circuit in Baden is one of the favorite circuits for Formula 3 and Formula Light cars, if only because of its tradition. "After the season highlight of our series, it's now off to Hockenheim, which also hosted Formula 1 for many years. Of course, the drivers and teams are looking forward to Hockenheim with great anticipation. Formula 3 can look back on a great tradition in Baden," says coordinator Franz Wöss. The Porsche Club Days (July 28-29) will provide the stage for the two sprint races in the Drexler Formula Cup. In addition, the sixth Formula 1 track in Europe will be raced this season.


Industry and guest meeting in the Ardennes

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The circuit at Spa Francorchamps enjoys cult status among drivers and fans. At the 5th round of the Drexler Formula Cup, former active members of the Formula 3 scene and insiders from the Formula 3 industry also dropped by. Coordinator Franz Wöss was able to welcome Dallara Project Manager Jos Claes to Spa, who took a look at the Drexler Formula Cup in the paddock. Dallara has been considered the market leader in Formula 3 for years when it comes to the design and construction of chassis. Jos Claes is considered to be the father of the F312 racing car, which was developed a few years ago and gave Formula 3 a completely new look at the front, which was based on Formula 1 and presented new elements of safety. With Manfred Hahn, Franz Wöss was able to welcome a connoisseur of Formula 3 in Spa. Hahn had been at home in the German Formula 3 organization for many years. He also played a major role in the creation of the Formula 3 Euroseries, which later led to the Formula 3 European Championship. Otto Rensing will probably be remembered by many fans. Born in Düsseldorf, he competed in the historic touring cars at Spa and also took part in the Drexler Formula Cup. He belongs to the golden era of Formula 3 in Germany, where Michael Schumacher, Heinz-Harald Frentzen, Karl Wendlinger, Ellen Lohr, Frank Biela and Peter Zakowski left their footprints at the end of the 1980s. Otto Rensing became a BMW works driver with Team Schnitzer before his Formula 3 career and won the 24-hour race at the Nürburging. Afterwards, he got the opportunity for test drives in the Benetton-BMW Formula 1. "It was surprising and yet very nice for me to once again chat with people from past times in Formula 3," said Franz Wöss.

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