Todd Rounds Second Place in F3 Championship

Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship, Todd Hazelwood Racing

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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.

Hazelwood Breaks Through for Maiden Race Win

Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship, Todd Hazelwood Racing

1002767_538348702868679_198163458_nSOUTH Australian Todd Hazelwood has had a great start to round four in the Australian Formula 3 championship, qualifying first position and winning race one at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Hazelwood continued his good form from practice yesterday, gaining a one-tenth gap on his teammate in qualifying to grab his first ever pole position in the Forpark National class.

The Fujitsu driver then had a good start in race one, gaining a jump on the series leader to take his maiden win in the Formula 3 category.

Hazelwood then had a race later on in the day, holding third position for the 9-lap race.

“It’s been an incredible day for myself, I achieved a lot more than I had expected,” said Hazelwood.

“It’s a great credit to my team, family and supporters to make this happen, I would have not done it without them.

“It’s difficult to get a good start here without rolling as the starting grid is on the hill. Hopefully tomorrow we can get it nailed and produce great results in race three tomorrow.”

Tomorrow’s racing includes one 14-lap race for the final race of the round.

“It’s going to be a long race so it is going to come down to who can manage their tyres the best.”

“The top three is very close, it is going to be a very spectacular 14-lap race tomorrow.”

To follow Todd Hazelwood’s progress throughout this weekend for the fourth round of the Australian Formula 3 Championship, like Todd Hazelwood on Facebook or follow Todd on Twitter.

Sunday’s schedule: Shannons National’s Sydney Motorsport Park

11:40 Race 3 (14 laps)

Todd Hazelwood Ready for Debut at Sydney

Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship, Todd Hazelwood Racing
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.

To follow Todd Hazelwood’s round four progress of the Formula 3 Championship at Sydney Motorsport Park, like his Facebook page or follow Todd Hazelwood on Twitter.

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)