HWA Team

HWA Team, also known as HWA RACELAB, is the auto racing team of HWA AG, a German company based in Affalterbach, that also develops and builds vehicles and components for Mercedes-AMG race cars.

Germany HWA Team
Logo of HWA RaceLab.png
Founded1999
Founder(s)Hans-Werner Aufrecht
BaseAffalterbach, Germany
Current seriesFIA Formula 2 Championship
Former seriesDTM
Formula E
FIA Formula 3 Championship
Current driversFormula 2
22. United Kingdom Jake Hughes
23. Italy Alessio Deledda[1]
Formula 3
14. Italy Matteo Nannini[1]
15. Denmark Oliver Rasmussen[2]
16. Mexico Rafael Villagómez[3]
Teams'
Championships
DTM:
2000-2003 2005 2006
2008-2010 2015 2018
Drivers'
Championships
DTM:
2000: Bernd Schneider
2001: Bernd Schneider
2003: Bernd Schneider
2005: Gary Paffett
2006: Bernd Schneider
2010: Paul di Resta
2015: Pascal Wehrlein
2018: Gary Paffett
Websitehttps://www.hwaag.com

HistoryEdit

HWA was responsible for managing the AMG Mercedes team in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM). HWA AG was founded in 1999, and takes its name from Hans-Werner Aufrecht, who established AMG in 1967. Towards the end of 1998 Aufrecht sold a majority interest in AMG to DaimlerChrysler AG. As part of the process, the motor racing department and parts of the customised vehicles construction business were spun off and transferred to HWA AG.[4]

It was announced on 9 May 2018 that HWA would join Formula E for the 2018-19 season. [5] Their drivers were to be Gary Paffett,[6] their reigning DTM champion[7] and former McLaren Formula One driver Stoffel Vandoorne.[8] For the 2019-20 season, Mercedes joined Formula E in an official capacity by taking over the HWA entry and renaming it to Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team.

In October 2018, HWA was named as one of ten teams that would make up the grid for the inaugural season of the newly rebranded FIA Formula 3 Championship.[9] In January 2019, the team entered into a partnership with Arden International for the FIA Formula 2 Championship.[10] On 16 October 2019 it was announced that HWA would take over Arden's entry completely for the 2020 Season following their withdrawal.[11] The following month, the team named incumbent Arden driver Artem Markelov as their first driver.[12]

On October 2021 was announced that HWA will leave the FIA Formula 3 Championship after three seasons, during which they claimed four wins and 10 podiums. Their assets were purchased by Van Amersfoort Racing.[13]

Racing resultsEdit

FIA Formula E ChampionshipEdit

Year Chassis Powertrain Tyres No. Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Points T.C.
HWA Racelab
2018–19 Spark SRT05e Venturi VFE05 M ADR MRK SCL MEX HKG SYX RME PAR MCO BER BRN NYC 44 9th
5   Stoffel Vandoorne 17 Ret Ret 18 Ret Ret 3 Ret 9 5 10 13 10
17   Gary Paffett Ret Ret 14 16 8 Ret Ret 8 12 16 17 11 8
2019–20: Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team
Notes
  • † – Driver did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.
  • * – Season still in progress.

FIA Formula 3 ChampionshipEdit

Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles FLaps Podiums T.C. Points
2019 Dallara F3 2019-Mecachrome   Jake Hughes 16 1 1 2 4 5th 100
  Bent Viscaal 16 0 0 0 0
  Keyvan Andres 16 0 0 0 0
2020 Dallara F3 2019-Mecachrome   Jake Hughes 18 2 0 3 4 5th 138.5
  Enzo Fittipaldi 18 0 0 0 0
  Jack Doohan 18 0 0 0 0
2021 Dallara F3 2019-Mecachrome   Matteo Nannini 20 1 0 1 2 7th 44
  Oliver Rasmussen 20 0 0 0 0
  Rafael Villagómez 20 0 0 0 0

In detailEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Chassis
Engine
Tyres
Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 T.C. Points
2019 F3 2019
Mecachrome
P
CAT
FEA
CAT
SPR
LEC
FEA
LEC
SPR
RBR
FEA
RBR
SPR
SIL
FEA
SIL
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
SPA
FEA
SPA
SPR
MNZ
FEA
MNZ
SPR
SOC
FEA
SOC
SPR
5th 100
  Bent Viscaal 13 13 5 20 13 Ret 22 20 19 10 20 14 17 27† Ret 17
  Jake Hughes 17 Ret Ret 7 7 1 9 Ret 3 3 21 Ret 6 3 7 4
  Keyvan Andres 28 18 DNS 19 27 13 21 26 23 14 14 16 19 22 19 23
2020 F3 2019
Mecachrome
P
RBR
FEA
RBR
SPR
RBR
FEA
RBR
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
SIL
FEA
SIL
SPR
SIL
FEA
SIL
SPR
CAT
FEA
CAT
SPR
SPA
FEA
SPA
SPR
MNZ
FEA
MNZ
SPR
MUG
FEA
MUG
SPR
5th 138.5
  Enzo Fittipaldi 18 9 15 13 19 9 18 19 17 17 13 8 26 12 9 19 5 4
  Jake Hughes 28 12 10 Ret 24 19 4 10 2 7 1 10 Ret 17 5 1 2 6
  Jack Doohan 14 Ret 22 19 Ret 25 Ret 27 26 21 14 15 12 Ret 17 21 13 11
2021 F3 2019
Mecachrome
P
CAT
1
CAT
2
CAT
3
LEC
1
LEC
2
LEC
3
RBR
1
RBR
2
RBR
3
HUN
1
HUN
2
HUN
3
SPA
1
SPA
2
SPA
3
ZAN
1
ZAN
2
ZAN
3
SOC
1
SOC
2
SOC
3
7th 44
  Matteo Nannini 10 26† 3 22 13 20 23 12 5 10 1 25 19 Ret 26 17 9 28 16 C 17
  Oliver Rasmussen Ret 19 17 17 21 22 26 16 22 18 28 21 20 21 17 18 12 26 Ret C 25†
  Rafael Villagómez 19 18 28 25 27 23 21 18 19 23 21 24 27 24 Ret 22 13 25 20 C Ret

* Season still in progress

FIA Formula 2 ChampionshipEdit

Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles FLaps Podiums T.C. Points
2020 Dallara F2 2018-Mecachrome   Giuliano Alesi 18 0 0 1 0 10th 13
  Artem Markelov 23 0 1 0 0
  Jake Hughes 2 0 0 0 0
  Théo Pourchaire 4 0 0 0 0
2021 Dallara F2 2018-Mecachrome   Matteo Nannini
  Alessio Deledda
  Jack Aitken
  Jake Hughes

In detailEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Chassis
Engine
Tyres
Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 T.C. Points
2020 F2 2018
Mecachrome
P
RBR
FEA
RBR
SPR
RBR
FEA
RBR
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
SIL
FEA
SIL
SPR
SIL
FEA
SIL
SPR
CAT
FEA
CAT
SPR
SPA
FEA
SPA
SPR
MNZ
FEA
MNZ
SPR
MUG
FEA
MUG
SPR
SOC
FEA
SOC
SPR
BHR
FEA
BHR
SPR
BHR
FEA
BHR
SPR
10th 13
  Artem Markelov Ret 18 DNS 16 Ret 14 18 11 19 11 12 16 16 8 17 16 8 20 15 12 22 10 13 20
  Giuliano Alesi 6 Ret 21 15 11 10 19 18 16 20 Ret 19 18 14 18 12 Ret Ret
  Jake Hughes 12 Ret
  Théo Pourchaire 18 Ret 18 21
2021 F2 2018
Mecachrome
P
BHR
SP1
BHR
SP2
BHR
FEA
MON
SP1
MON
SP2
MON
FEA
BAK
SP1
BAK
SP2
BAK
FEA
SIL
SP1
SIL
SP2
SIL
FEA
MNZ
SP1
MNZ
SP2
MNZ
FEA
SOC
SP1
SOC
SP2
SOC
FEA
JED
SP1
JED
SP2
JED
FEA
YMC
SP1
YMC
SP2
YMC
FEA
11th* 9*
  Matteo Nannini 14 9 10
  Jack Aitken 16 9 18 Ret 12 11 17 18 17
  Jake Hughes 12 Ret 13 4 C 18
  Alessio Deledda 18 Ret Ret 18 12 17 Ret 15 19 Ret Ret 22 13 19 Ret 18 C 17

NotesEdit

TimelineEdit

Current series
FIA Formula 2 Championship 2020-
Former series
Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters 2000–2018
FIA Formula 3 Championship 2019-2021
Formula E 2018–2019

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Wood, Elliot (2021-01-22). "HWA signs Alessio Deledda and Matteo Nannini for F2". Formula Scout. Retrieved 2021-02-06.
  2. ^ Allen, Peter (2021-02-05). "Oliver Rasmussen completes HWA FIA Formula 3 line-up". Formula Scout. Retrieved 2021-02-06.
  3. ^ Wood, Elliot (2021-02-03). "HWA Racelab adds Rafael Villagomez to FIA F3 line-up". Formula Scout. Retrieved 2021-02-06.
  4. ^ "About HWA". Archived from the original on 2018-05-02. Retrieved 2010-02-12.
  5. ^ "HWA AG join the Formula E grid for Season 5 – Formula E". www.fiaformulae.com. 9 May 2018. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  6. ^ Kalinauckas, Alex (8 October 2018). "HWA announces Paffett as first FE driver, reveals 2018/19 livery". Autosport.com. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Gary Paffett wins DTM title in spite of René Rast's six-pack". DTM.com. 14 October 2018. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  8. ^ Edmondson, Laurence (15 October 2018). "Vandoorne confirms Formula E move in 2019". ESPN.com. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  9. ^ Simmons, Marcus (October 12, 2018). "FIA Formula 3 2019 team list revealed, including Mercedes ally HWA". Autosport. Motorsport Network. Retrieved January 21, 2019.
  10. ^ "Arden International Motorsport and HWA RACELAB to initiate Formula 2 co-operation". January 21, 2019. Retrieved January 21, 2019.
  11. ^ "HWA takes over Arden's Formula 2 entry from 2020". 16 October 2019. Retrieved 2019-10-17.
  12. ^ "MARKELOV SIGNS WITH F2 NEWCOMERS HWA RACELAB". November 22, 2019. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
  13. ^ "Van Amersfoort to replace HWA on FIA F3 grid from 2022". www.motorsport.com. Retrieved 2021-10-12.

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