Todd Hazelwood Ready for Debut at Sydney

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Todd Hazelwood Ready for Sydney Motorsport Park. Picture source: Dirk Klynsmith

Todd Hazelwood Ready for Sydney Motorsport Park. Picture source: Dirk Klynsmith

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN Todd Hazelwood has had a great start to his rookie season in the Formula 3 Australian Driver’s Championship, and is looking to continue that form for the fourth round of the series held at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Hazelwood is yet to race at the circuit, but has tasted success in the state of New South Wales, becoming state champion a few years ago in his sprint karting career.

The Fujitsu Racing driver is currently second in the Forpark National Formula 3 Championship, and is looking forward to tasting more success and to get on the top step of the podium.

“After showing good pace at Darwin having never raced at Hidden Valley before, hopefully we can continue our strong form facing a new track again,” Hazelwood stated.

“The main goal for this round is to continue to collect strong championship points and remain consistent throughout the whole weekend.

“I’d love to have a win, but we have to be realistic and see how the racing goes.”

The teenager is looking forward to the great challenge to learn the grips of the circuit, as he believes it will be an exciting track in a Formula 3 race car.

“I can’t wait to test my ability on a great track, as the fast corners and fast braking is very demanding in a Formula 3.”

Todd Hazelwood will first hit the Sydney circuit on Friday (12 July) for practice.

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Racing schedule: Shannons National’s Sydney Motorsport Park

Friday (12 July)

09:25 Practice 1 (30 minutes)
13:05 Practice 2 (30 minutes)

Saturday (13 July)

10:15 Qualifying (20 minutes)
13:25 Race 1 (9 laps)
15:30 Race 2 (9 laps)

Sunday (14 July)

11:40 Race 3 (14 laps)

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Consistency the key for Todd Hazelwood’s championship

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Todd in race two. Photo by Dirk Klynsmith

Todd in race two. Photo by Dirk Klynsmith

17-YEAR-OLD Todd Hazelwood has stayed out of trouble in an eventful round at the Hidden Valley circuit for the third round of the Australian Formula 3 Drivers Championship to take out his third second-place podium for the season.

Hazelwood showed his pace early on in the round, having the quickest time in the Forpark National class on Friday.

The South Australian continued his strong success in the racing, steering clear in an eventful race one which consisted of three safety cars and was cut short by one lap. Races two and three were green throughout, developing some great open-wheel racing.

Todd Hazelwood finished second in all three races this weekend, continuing his strong form in this year’s Forpark National Formula 3 Championship.

“Race one was very eventful, I thought it was best to keep the car straight,” Hazelwood said.

“It was great racing under green for the other two races to really feel what the Fujitsu Racing Dallara was capable of and we showed that in our results.

“For now I am focussing on my championship and looking forward to my first time out at Sydney Motorsport Park for the fourth round of the series.”

The teenager also gained some local support while racing in Darwin.

“It was great to have Hydrokleen and Bosch Service Centre on the side of the car for the Skycity Triple Crown event,” Hazelwood stated.

“Without the local support, this race would have not been possible.

“The atmosphere of the event and the local supporters was overwhelming and I can’t wait to race in Darwin again in the future.”

The Fujitsu Racing driver is currently in second place in the Forpark National Formula 3 Championship.

Todd Hazelwood’s next race is held at Sydney Motorsport Park for the fourth round of the Australian Formula 3 Drivers Championship on the 12 – 14 June.