Race calendar for 2021 picks up speed

Drexler Automotive Formula Cup

As in previous years, the Drexler Formula Cup has its sights set on seven race events. There is no doubt that the Corona pandemic will continue to be the determining factor in the planning for 2021. "At the present time, we have confirmed five events and are in talks with other race tracks," says coordinator Franz Wöss. The season could be as difficult as last year. In 2020, the Drexler Formula Cup staged six race weekends with the support of the organizers as well as the participants and sponsors. Recall that there were some racing series in Europe that were much harder hit by Corona. The season opener this year is scheduled for the last weekend of March in Mugello (ITA). After that, it's off to Monza (ITA) in early May. The Red Bull Ring (AUT) will be a guest at the end of May. The Salzburgring (AUT) will follow in mid-June. In keeping with tradition, the team plans to race at Brno (CZE) on the first weekend in September. "We are still in close contact with the Hungaroring, Spa, Hockenheim, Lausitzring and Most in order to be able to fix two more race weekends," says Franz Wöss. The already fixed race tracks impress with their attractiveness. With Mugello, Monza and the Red Bull Ring alone, three Formula 1 circuits are included. Conceptually, the Drexler Formula Cup will continue to cooperate with the F2000 Italian Formula Trophy and the FIA CEZ.

Dates 2021
28.03.2021 Mugello / ITA
02.05.2021 Monza / ITA
23.05.2021 Red Bull Ring / AUT
13.06.2021 Salzburgring / AUT
05.09.2021 Brno / CZE
(plus 2 dates still to be determined)

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Merry Christmas

Weihnachtskarte 2020

Dear motor sport friends,

a very difficult year for all of us is coming to an end.
We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year,
as well as best health and much success in the season 2021.


Drexler-Automotive Formula Cup

Franz Wöss, Arnold Graier, Rolf Schindler, Dirk Hartung

Facts and figures in the Corona Year

Drexler-Automotive Formula Cup

When the Corona Pandemic at the end of March of this year also found its way into Europe, motor sports was affected in addition to normal public life in the countries. Numerous cancellations and postponements of events were the result. Nobody knew in the spring like it continues to go. All hoped for improvement or even all-clear. But the pandemic should accompany us until today. The original schedule of seven events in the Drexler Formula Cup was reduced to six weekends due to the cancellation of the Circuit Trophy at the Red Bull Ring. After the end of the season, it can be said that the Drexler Formula Cup has driven quite well through the motorsport year 2020. The hygiene and infection regulations in the individual countries were a great challenge for motorsport as a whole. The number of participants in the series partly decreased, also the economic situation of many medium-sized companies forced them to make savings. Sponsorship money was cut or even suspended. "After the final in Monza, we can say that it was a difficult year looking back on the season. Our thanks go to the teams and pilots, as well as to the sponsors, who enabled us to carry out this difficult season. The same goes for the organizers, who, with the help of the local authorities, tried to get the best out of it for the realization of motor sport events, even if it sometimes seemed as if we had some chaotic days ahead of us", says coordinator Franz Wöss. A total of 27 pilots from 10 nations competed in the five special stages. This underlines the importance of the Drexler Formula Cup.


First race win for Thomas Aregger

Drexler Automotive Formula Cup - Monza (ITA)

The season of the Drexler Formula Cup ended with two turbulent races in Monza. Together with the Top Jet F.2000 Italy Trophy, the team presented itself at the finale with a field of over 30 formula cars. In Monza of all places Thomas Aregger (Franz Wöss Racing) made himself the best present with his first Formula 3 victory. The Swiss, who was already vice-champion, profited in the 1st run from the bad luck of his compatriot Sandro Zeller (Jo Zeller Racing). He steered into the pits on lap seven and did not resume the race afterwards. A longer safety car phase had torn the race apart because a Formula 4 car had spread oil on the track. Behind Thomas Aregger, Andrea Benalli (Pure Sport) and Marco Minelli (AM Sport), two pilots from the Top Jet series, finished second. On Sunday morning Sandro Zeller restored the ranking in Formula 3 at the 2nd race. Although Aregger held the pole, he could not really get dangerous for Sandro Zeller during the 13 lap chase. In addition, he came off badly from the start and like all drivers he had to fight with the outside temperatures because the tires didn't get the desired grip. After a safety car period in the middle of the race, Sandro Zeller, lying in the lead, was not surprised by the competition and crossed the finish line as winner with a 5.223 second lead, ahead of Thomas Aregger and Franco Cimarelli (Facondini Racing), who fought a duel worth seeing. In the Formula 4 Benjamin Berta (Gender Racing) took a double victory and became champion in front of Patrick Schober (Procar Motorsport), while Oliver Michl (Gender Racing) caught up with Dr. Norbert Groer in the final race in Monza with a double victory. Thus the victory in the valuation of the formula Renault went like in the formula 4 to Hungary. Although Urs Rüttimann (Jo Zeller Racing) won the Formula 3 Trophy twice, the already established champion Prof. Dr. Ralph Pütz (Franz Wöss Racing) could not be pushed from his throne. Pütz underlined his constant performance in the 2020 season with two second places in Monza.

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