After Swiss triple victory Juju Noda strikes back

Drexler- Automotive Formula Cup - Hockenheimring

The 6th round of the Drexler Formula Cup was initially affected by inclement weather at Hockenheim on Friday. The rain caused enormous problems for the drivers in Formula 3 and Formula Light. Accordingly, it was not easy to find the right set-up. The double winner of Spa Francorchamps Juju Noda (Noda Racing)initially prevailed in the rainy qualifying against the competition and pushed ahead of Sandro Zeller (Jo Zeller Racing) by 0.974 seconds.In the second free practice, however, Noda had with a 1:34, 805 min on dry track a fast lap, which attracted greater attention.

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Will Juju Noda (Noda Racing) score the next coup?

Drexler-Automotive Formula Cup - Hockenheim

Before the summer break, the 6th round of the Drexler Formula Cup is scheduled at the Hockenheimring. The Grand Prix circuit in Baden is one of the favorite circuits for Formula 3 and Formula Light cars, if only because of its tradition. "After the season highlight of our series, it's now off to Hockenheim, which also hosted Formula 1 for many years. Of course, the drivers and teams are looking forward to Hockenheim with great anticipation. Formula 3 can look back on a great tradition in Baden," says coordinator Franz Wöss. The Porsche Club Days (July 28-29) will provide the stage for the two sprint races in the Drexler Formula Cup. In addition, the sixth Formula 1 track in Europe will be raced this season.

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Industry and guest meeting in the Ardennes

Drexler-Automotive Formula Cup

The circuit at Spa Francorchamps enjoys cult status among drivers and fans. At the 5th round of the Drexler Formula Cup, former active members of the Formula 3 scene and insiders from the Formula 3 industry also dropped by. Coordinator Franz Wöss was able to welcome Dallara Project Manager Jos Claes to Spa, who took a look at the Drexler Formula Cup in the paddock. Dallara has been considered the market leader in Formula 3 for years when it comes to the design and construction of chassis. Jos Claes is considered to be the father of the F312 racing car, which was developed a few years ago and gave Formula 3 a completely new look at the front, which was based on Formula 1 and presented new elements of safety. With Manfred Hahn, Franz Wöss was able to welcome a connoisseur of Formula 3 in Spa. Hahn had been at home in the German Formula 3 organization for many years. He also played a major role in the creation of the Formula 3 Euroseries, which later led to the Formula 3 European Championship. Otto Rensing will probably be remembered by many fans. Born in Düsseldorf, he competed in the historic touring cars at Spa and also took part in the Drexler Formula Cup. He belongs to the golden era of Formula 3 in Germany, where Michael Schumacher, Heinz-Harald Frentzen, Karl Wendlinger, Ellen Lohr, Frank Biela and Peter Zakowski left their footprints at the end of the 1980s. Otto Rensing became a BMW works driver with Team Schnitzer before his Formula 3 career and won the 24-hour race at the Nürburging. Afterwards, he got the opportunity for test drives in the Benetton-BMW Formula 1. "It was surprising and yet very nice for me to once again chat with people from past times in Formula 3," said Franz Wöss.

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Juju Noda celebrates first double victory

Drexler-Automotive Formula Cup - Spa Francorchamps (BEL)

It was only a question of time when Juju Noda (Noda Racing) could celebrate her first big success in the Drexler Formula Cup. The fact that the Japanese driver succeeded in Spa under the eyes of her father, ex-F1 driver Hideki Noda, is all the more pleasing. Over the entire weekend Noda convinced in the Ardennes with her pace and took pole position in qualifying with a time of 2:15.343 min ahead of returnee Cian Carey (Franz Wöss Racing) and Bernardo Pellegrini (HP Powertrain). Early Friday morning, she had even shone with an even faster lap time (2:14.634 min) in free practice. In the first run, Noda took the lead and was able to build up an advantage. Benjamin Berta (Franz Wöss Racing) managed to push Cian Carey back to third, while Bernardo Pellegrini dropped back to 6th position. Juju Noda made no mistakes during the 10-lap race. She finished 4.045 seconds ahead of second-placed Benjamin Berta, who held off Cian Carey for third place by 2 seconds. Sandro Zeller (Jo Zeller Racing) missed the podium, as did Francesco Galli (G Motorsport). Both were out of reach with a gap of more than 10 seconds and had no chance to intervene.

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