SOUTH AUSTRALIAN Todd Hazelwood has sealed second place in the Forpark National Formula 3 championship, after taking second place at the final round of the Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship at Sandown Raceway.
The 18-year-old was the most consistent driver in the Forpark National class throughout the entire seven-round season, winning one round and finishing second in the other six.
Qualifying saw Hazelwood finish third fastest, despite holding provisional pole throughout the session.
The first race at Sandown saw the top three only separated by twenty one-thousands of a second, battling throughout the race to take third place.
With the teenager starting from third place on the grid in race two, Hazelwood had a great battle for second with the championship winner, just missing out on second being passed on the final lap.
Race three Hazelwood had a great start, and was behind the leader until lap 8, when the Fujitsu Racing/R-Tek Dallara was showing low fuel on the dash, with the teenager then having to cruise to the finish line, crossing the chequered in second position.
“It was good to finish the year off with a solid second position finish in the championship,” said Hazelwood.
“This weekend was a little bit frustrating, we were hoping to finish off the year with a win, but it wasn’t meant to be so we settled for second.
“I’d like to thank my sponsors for their continuing support, without them I would have not achieved what I have this year, and I hope that we can continue this great form in 2014 and bounce back even stronger.”
Hazelwood would also like to thank his team at R-Tek Motorsport and his mechanic Pauly for accepting him in for the 2013 Forpark National Formula 3 championship.
The teenager will continue working hard for his 2014 season, with updates to follow soon on what he plans to pursue.