Annual victory ceremony at the Dallara Academy

Drexler-Automobile Formula Cup

After the season finale in Mugello, the honors for the winners and placers in the Drexler Formula Cup were on the agenda. Piero Longhi of the TopJet F2000 Trophy and Franz Wöss of the Drexler Formula Cup had once again invited guests to Italy for this end-of-season event. The chosen ambience did full justice to the occasion. The trophies were presented at the Dallara Academy in Varano de` Melegari. First there was the opportunity to visit the Dallara exhibition in the presentation rooms. The tour gave an insight into the history of the globally active vehicle manufacturer, which has made its mark on Formula 3 in particular for over 30 years. Dallara won national Formula 3 championships all over Europe and helped very many drivers to enter Formula 1, with Bernd Schneider (1987), Jean Alesi (1987), Jos Verstappen (1993), Nick Heidfeld (1997), Lewis Hamilton (2005), Nico Hülkenberg (2008), Daniel Ricciardo (2009) or Lance Stroll (2016) and Lando Norris (2017) being celebrated as Formula 3 champions. The list of well-known names is very long.


Paolo Brajnik and Sandro Zeller win at the finale

Drexler-Automotive Formula Cup - Mugello (ITA)

At the grand finale to the Drexler Formula Cup, Paolo Brajnik (NV Racing) was unstoppable in both races. At almost summerlike temperatures in Tuscany Brajnik lived up to his role as favorite for the day's victory, but in the 2nd race things should turn out differently. For the second time the Drexler Formula Cup cooperated with the TopJet Formula Trophy this year and provided with 30 formula cars the strongest field. In the qualifying Paolo Brajnik drove the fastest time with a 1:40,488 min. His compatriot Bernardo Pellegrini (HT Powerteam) missed the pole position by 1.693 seconds, relegating Benjamin Berta (Team Hoffmann Racing) and Sandro Zeller (Jo Zeller Racing) to the other places.


Dream finale in Tuscany

Drexler - Automotive Formula Cup - Mugello (ITA)

With the final weekend at the Autodromo Del Mugello (14.-16.10.22) the Drexler Formula Cup turns into the home stretch this year. Just over a month after the races at the Masarykring in Brno, the 8th round at the 5.245-kilometer circuit north of Florence is on the schedule. At the Mugello Racing Weekend, the Drexler Formula Cup will once again cooperate with the Italian TOPJET F.2000 Trophy. For the finale, the interest of the teams is once again very high. "We have 36 formula racing cars at the start in Mugello. Formula 3 naturally makes up the lion's share of the field with 28 race cars. From today's point of view, there will be a worthy finale, although the champions have already been decided since the 7th round in the Czech Republic," says coordinator Franz Wöss.


Sandro Zeller wins seventh title

Drexler-Automotive Formula Cup - Brno (CZE)

In two exciting races during the Masaryk Racing Days in Brno, the title decisions were made in the Drexler Formula Cup. In Formula 3, Sandro Zeller (Jo Zeller Racing) successfully defended his title. Benjamin Berta (Team Hoffmann Racing) also won the Formula 3 Open title. Both drivers fought it out between themselves for the day's overall victory. Sandro Zeller had taken pole position in qualifying for the first race on Saturday. After the start, Zeller took the lead ahead of Benjamin Berta, who was pressed by Vladimir Netusil (Effective Racing). Netusil, however, overdid it with his pace. While Sandro Zeller was able to pull away, Netusil slid into the gravel and dropped back to ninth place. Zeller won with a lead of 23.982 seconds ahead of Berta and Nicolas Szabo (Gender Racing Team). Netusil had started a catch-up in the second half of the race and caught David Richert (Franz Wöss Racing) with fourth position.


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