AFTER having a great day in practice yesterday, Todd Hazelwood made his qualifying and race debut at the Ipswich circuit in the Australian Formula 3 Drivers Championship.
Even from suffering from food poisoning, Hazelwood managed to qualify second in the Forpark National class and finish race one on the podium in third position.
“Pretty happy with today’s effort, didn’t get the most out of the car in qualifying which cost us pole position,” Hazelwood said.
“It was good to have another podium in race one today, but the start cost my overall result.
“My pace was good throughout the race and that showed as we had the fastest lap, hopefully tomorrow we can have a good start and move up the order.”
The South Australian is currently second in the Forpark National Formula 3 class.
“Hopefully we can gain some points on the championship leader tomorrow to remain a contender for the next three rounds of the series.”
The 17-year-old will hit the circuit again tomorrow morning for race two and later on for the feature race of 16 laps.
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Racing schedule: Shannons Nationals Queensland Raceway
08:25 Race 2 (14 laps)
11:40 Race 3 (16 laps)