Facts and figures: The 2019 balance

Drexler-Automotive Formula Cup

At the end of the year it is time to review the 2019 season in the Drexler-Automotive Formula Cup. In 2019 there were seven racing events (15 races) on the calendar. These took place partly on Formula 1 GP tracks or Moto GP tracks. At the Red Bull Ring the formula series had a record field with 36 participants. At the final on the Hungaroring there were 28 participants again. On average 26 drivers from 12 nations were at the start. The four rating classes with the Formula 3, Formula Renault 2.0, Formula 4 and Formula 3 Trophy proved themselves.

Drexler-Automotive Formula 3 Cup
In the Formula 3 category Sandro Zeller (Jo Zeller Racing) dominated the season and scored 298 points in the end. Nine race wins are on the Swiss driver's credit side. The runner-up Andrea Cola (Monolite Racing) scored a total of 229 points in 2019 and could only make everything clear for the final in Hungary. The Roman won twice this season, finished third on the podium three times and finished third five times each. The fight for third place remained exciting until the final spurt. Tom Beckhäuser (Franz Wöss Racing) prevailed in Hungary against Antoine Bottiroli (GFORCE Racing). In the end, the Czech remained with 191 points just ahead of the Italian, who scored 188 points and finished fourth. Beckhäuser won four times in 2019, took second place twice and was almost always continuous in the points. Antoine Bottiroli took six third places, but was eventually overtaken by Beckhäuser. Like Beckhäuser, Marcel Tobler (Jo Zeller Racing) could not be present at the season opener at Monza. In the course of the season he improved with four third places and was always to be found in the points.

Drexler-Automotive Formula 3 Trophy
The Formula 3 Trophy category, which is reserved for cars built between 1992 and 2007, was contested in 2019 with seven cars entered. In the end Florian Münger (Jo Zeller Racing) won with 163.5 points. He won ahead of Luca Iannaccone (Franz Wöss Racing) who finished the season on 134.5 points. Urs Rüttimann (Jo Zeller Racing) came third with 118 points. The Swiss skier missed four events this season. Otherwise, the internal team duel with Florian Münger would most likely have taken place. Prof.-Dr.-Ralph Pütz (Belicon Motorsport) finished fourth with 111 points ahead of Manfred Lang (LSW Performance), who scored 55 points.

Drexler-Automotive Formula Renault 2.0 Cup
In the Formula Renault 2.0 cup 13 participants could be registered. The sovereign winner was Nico Gruber (Team Hoffmann Racing) with 250 points at the end of the season. The Austrian took a total of 12 race wins and prevailed against his team mate Dr. Norbert Groer (175 points). Third place went to Matej Kacovsky (Team HKC Racing) who scored 81.5 points.

Drexler-Automotive Formula 4 Cup
With Stefan Fürtbauer (Franz Wöss Racing) the title in Formula 4 2019 went to Austria. He won with four individual victories and scored 50 points ahead of Florian Renauer (Renauer Motorsport), who won three times in the final and finished second in the final standings with 37.5 points. Sebastian Freymuth (AS Motorsport) finished third with 25 points and scored 25 points.

RAVENOL Formula 3 Cup
In the newly announced RAVENOL Formula 3 Cup Prof.-Dr. Ralph Pütz (Belicon Motorsport) emerged as the winner with 247 points. In seven races he was right at the top of the podium. Second place went to Christian Wachter (Wachter Motorsport), who managed to score 50 points and was unable to contest the majority of the 2019 rounds. Christian Zeller and Dr Ulrich Drechsler (Franz Wöss Racing) are tied for third place with 25 points each.

SWISS Formula 3 Cup
Sandro Zeller (Jo Zeller Racing) was the measure of all things in the Swiss Formula 3 classification. He won with 326 points, ahead of Antoine Bottiroli (GFORCE Racing) who made it to 232 points and Marcel Tobler (Jo Zeller Racing) with 174 points. Zeller won twelve times during the season. Bottiroli could shine with one victory and nine second places. Marcel Tobler was twice recorded as the runner-up and with six third places he was able to finish on the podium several times.

In Formula 3, Dallara, the successful chassis of recent years, was used by the teams. On the engine side, the Drexler-Automotive Formula 3 Cup can boast an engine variety like no other series. With Mercedes, Volkswagen, Opel Spiess, Toyota, Mugen and Fiat, the engine manufacturers were represented that have shaped Formula 3 to this day and have helped to determine its internationalisation. Three times, the Formula Series cooperated with the ESET V4 Cup and twice with the FIA Zone Championship. Four times the TOPJET F2000 Italy Formula Trophy was held. In the media, the company was able to make further gains in 2019. In addition to the extensive coverage in the online media such as AUTOMOBILSPORT.com, Autosport.at, motorsport xl, autosprint.ch and auto-rennsport.de, the print media Rallye & more and Top Speed succeeded in increasing their coverage. Also worth mentioning is the presence on TV, Eurosport, automoto TV, Nova Sport and the newly established Facebook presence.

RS.30.12.2019
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