HWA Team

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Germany HWA Team
Logo of HWA RaceLab.png
Founded1999
Founder(s)Hans-Werner Aufrecht
BaseAffalterbach, Germany
Team principal(s)Thomaz Aufrecht
Ulrich Fritz
Current seriesFIA Formula 3 Championship
Former seriesDTM
Formula E
Current driversNetherlands Bent Viscaal
United Kingdom Jake Hughes
Iran Keyvan Andres
Teams'
Championships
DTM:
2000-2003 2005 2006
2008-2010 2015 2018
Drivers'
Championships
DTM:
2000: Bernd Schneider
2001: Bernd Schneider
2003: Bernd Schneider
2005: Gary Paffett
2006: Bernd Schneider
2010: Paul di Resta
2015: Pascal Wehrlein
2018: Gary Paffett
Websitehttps://www.hwaag.com

HWA Team, also known as HWA RACELAB, is the motor racing team of HWA AG, a German company, based in Affalterbach, that also develops and builds vehicles and components for Mercedes-AMG.

HWA was responsible for managing the AMG Mercedes team in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM). HWA AG was founded in 1999, and takes its name from Hans-Werner Aufrecht, who established AMG in 1967. Towards the end of 1998 Aufrecht sold a majority interest in AMG to DaimlerChrysler AG. As part of the process, the motor racing department and parts of the customised vehicles construction business were spun off and transferred to HWA AG.[1]

HWA, currently managed by Thomaz Aufrecht, develops and builds the DTM racing cars and engines used by the HWA Team, and customer teams also competing in the DTM, such as Persson Motorsport and Mücke Motorsport. They also develop and build engines for Formula Three racing cars, based on Mercedes-Benz production engines.

It was announced on 9 May 2018 that HWA will join Formula E for the 2018-19 season.[2] Their drivers will be Gary Paffett[3], their reigning DTM champion[4] and former McLaren Formula One driver Stoffel Vandoorne[5].

In October 2018, HWA was named as one of ten teams that would make up the grid for the inaugural season of the newly rebranded FIA Formula 3 Championship.[6] In January 2019, the team entered into a partnership with Arden International for the FIA Formula 2 Championship.[7] On 16 October 2019 it was announced that HWA would take over Arden's entry completely for the 2020 Season following their withdrawal.[8]

Racing results[edit]

FIA Formula E Championship[edit]

Year Chassis Powertrain Tyres No. Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Points T.C.
HWA Racelab
2018–19 Spark SRT05e Venturi VFE05 M ADR MRK SCL MEX HKG SYX RME PAR MCO BER BRN NYC 44 9th
5 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne 17 Ret Ret 18 Ret Ret 3 Ret 9 5 10 13 10
17 United Kingdom Gary Paffett Ret Ret 14 16 8 Ret Ret 8 12 16 17 11 8
2019–20: Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team
Notes
  • † – Driver did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.
  • * – Season still in progress.

FIA Formula 3 Championship[edit]

Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles FLaps Podium Points D.C. T.C.
2019 Dallara-Mecachrome United Kingdom Jake Hughes 16 1 1 2 4 90 7th 5th
Netherlands Bent Viscaal 16 0 0 0 0 10 15th
Iran Keyvan Andres 16 0 0 0 0 0 28th

Notes[edit]

Timeline[edit]

Current series
FIA Formula 2 Championship 2020-
FIA Formula 3 Championship 2019-
Former series
Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters 2000–2018
Formula E 2018–2019

References[edit]

  1. ^ About HWA
  2. ^ "HWA AG join the Formula E grid for Season 5 – Formula E". www.fiaformulae.com. 9 May 2018. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  3. ^ Kalinauckas, Alex (8 October 2018). "HWA announces Paffett as first FE driver, reveals 2018/19 livery". Autosport.com. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Gary Paffett wins DTM title in spite of René Rast's six-pack". DTM.com. 14 October 2018. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  5. ^ Edmondson, Laurence (15 October 2018). "Vandoorne confirms Formula E move in 2019". ESPN.com. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  6. ^ Simmons, Marcus (October 12, 2018). "FIA Formula 3 2019 team list revealed, including Mercedes ally HWA". Autosport. Motorsport Network. Retrieved January 21, 2019.
  7. ^ "Arden International Motorsport and HWA RACELAB to initiate Formula 2 co-operation". January 21, 2019. Retrieved January 21, 2019.
  8. ^ "Redirect Notice". www.google.com. Retrieved 2019-10-17.

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