Benjamin Berta and Attila Penzes win at home race

Drexler Formula Cup - Hungaroring (HUN)

Benjamin Berta and Attila Penzes are the two winners at the opening weekend of the Drexler Formula Cup in Hungary. Both Formula 3 drivers were convincing at their home race on the Formula 1 circuit just outside Budapest. For the first round on the 4.381 kilometre Hungaroring, Benjamin Berta (Solution Racing SE) kept the competition at bay in qualifying. In rainy and therefore very difficult conditions, Berta impressively distanced himself from the competition and put his Dallara F314 on pole position with a 1:57.867 min. When the field set off on Saturday afternoon, two laps were completed behind the safety car for safety reasons. After the start, the Hungarian steadily pulled away from his rival Paolo Brajnik (NV Racing) and won by 37.122 seconds from the Serb. Behind Brajnik, Attila Penzes (Franz Wöss Racing) finished third. Newcomer Andre Petropoulos (Team Hoffmann Racing) achieved a feat. The German had first set the third fastest time in qualifying with the Formula Renault and followed up this fantastic performance with fourth place overall after the 13-lap chase, which also gave him victory in the Formula Renault category. Adam Kovacs (HF Racing Team) and Dr Norbert Groer (Team Hoffmann Racing) completed the Formula Renault podium with the other places behind Andre Petropoulos. Daniel Tapinos (Franz Wöss Racing) was fifth overall.

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Season opener at the Hungaroring

Drexler-Automotive Formula Cup

Next weekend (08.-10.04.22) the new circuit season will start for the Drexler Formula Cup. As part of the FIA CEZ Championship, the Hungaroring just outside the Hungarian capital will be the venue. The event also heralds the start of the motorsport year in Hungary. In addition, points will be awarded in the Austrian Racing Car Championship. In total, the Drexler Formula Cup has eight events on the calendar in 2022. "After the TopJet F2000 Series has completed its season opener in Mugello, we are now entering the season. Of course, we hope that all eight race weekends will take place. Last year we had to deal with cancellations and noticeable cutbacks due to the Covid-19 pandemic," says coordinator Franz Wöss. At the season opener in Hungary, pilots from eight nations are expected in the formula field. The strongest team in terms of numbers comes from Austria. With Luca Iannaccone (ITA), newcomer David Richert (CAN), Daniel Tapinos (GRE) and Attila Penzes (HUN), the Franz Wöss Racing team provides four drivers in Formula 3. In addition to Penzes, Janos Magyar, Adam Kovacs and Benjamin Berta have a home game.

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Attractive stage from Formula 4 to Formula 3

Drexler-Automotive Formula Cup 2022

After a successful season last year, the Drexler Formula Cup is in the starting blocks for 2022. The season will kick off on the second weekend of April ( 10.04.22), when the Formula racing series will meet at the Hungaroring. "We are hoping for a good-class grid in Hungary. Nevertheless, we should say that things will probably really get going for the second event in Monza (24.04.22). We see the current world situation very objectively and cannot estimate how travel regulations might change," says coordinator Franz Wöss. The organisers on site have gathered the best experience to prepare the events well. Whether Corona will then become a factor again remains to be seen. Currently, the Drexler Formula Cup is planning eight events. Seven of them will be held on race tracks where Formula 1 is at home. "This year's schedule is internationally oriented. This is also an incentive for new teams to join us," says Franz Wöss.

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