Shanghai, 24th September 2017 – Absolute Racing celebrated the second consecutive Teams’ Championship on the Shanghai-based squad’s home circuit during an action-packed 2017 Formula Masters Series season finale.
Daniel Lu and James Yu were in title contention ahead of the last event of the season at the Shanghai International Circuit but title chances ended early for Yu after an accident on Saturday’s opening race. The Chinese driver car was not repairable in time for the second contest of the day.
Following a great effort from Absolute Racing technical crew overnight, the #5 Tatuus was back on track on Sunday. Round 17 pole-sitter Yu scored two eight-place positions, finishing fourth in [...]
Absolute Racing achieved the 11th victory of the season The team picks up two more wins Lu and Yu on title hunt with one event to go
Shanghai, 30th July 2017 – Zhuhai International Circuit played host to the penultimate rounds of the Formula Masters Asian Series last weekend with both Daniel Lu and James Yu in contention for the 2017 championship title. Between the pair they were looking for a good haul of points in order for them to be in a strong position for the final rounds in two month’s time.
Absolute Racing has continued its hot form with a front-row lockout for the Race 1 and Race 3 on Friday. In the first qualifying, Yu lowered the best lap to 1:37.387s to beat team-mate Lu to the pole award by
Three races on China GT Championship weekend bill Crucial weekend for title bidders Lu and Yu Renewed ambitions for Esmaeili and Cabrera
Shanghai, 25th July 2017 – Absolute Racing’s James Yu, Manuel Cabrera, Arvin Esmaeili and Daniel Lu have their sights set on further success as the Formula Master Asian Series stays in South China for rounds 12, 13 and 14 at the Zhuhai circuit this weekend (29/30 July). The team is oozing with confidence after considerable strides forward were made with a three-day testing session at the Zhuhai circuit last week.
Daniel Lu has been the absolute master of this year’s series, w [...]
Two more race wins for Absolute Racing Lu extends championship the lead Esmaeili takes maiden win
Shanghai, 18th June 2017 – Absolute Racing dominated proceedings at the third round of the 2017 Formula Masters Asian Series in Zhuhai, People’s Republic of China this weekend. The home based squad leads the Teams and Drivers’ Championship with Daniel Lu following his fifth season win and a podium finish, while teammate Arvin Esmaeili produced an impressive performance in the last race to secure his maiden single seater win.
Home race for Absolute Racing Lu and Yu on the hunt for more silverware Esmaelli and Cabrera aiming for podiums
Shanghai, 13th June 2017 – The third round of the Formula Masters Asian Series will launch back in to action this weekend as teams and drivers head to People’s Republic of China to compete around the Zhuhai International Circuit.
Topping the leaderboard as the Formula Masters Asian Series head to the “home of Chinese motorsport” is Absolute Racing’s Daniel Lu, whose impressive four race wins record makes the 16-year-old the driver to beat. The Shanghai based driver knows reasonably well the Zhuhai circuit, where he drove the Tatuus-Volkswagen for the first time during the pre-season testi [...]
Yu scores hat-trick of winsLu wins Races 2 and keeps the leadEsmaeili and Cabrera take valuable points
Kuala Lumpur, May 6th, 2017 – Absolute Racing youngsters stole the show in the second round of Formula Masters Series. James Yu, with a hat-trick of wins, and Daniel Lu swept the second weekend of the series at Sepang International Circuit.
Looking very strong last event but missing out on a podium was James Yu, who arrived in Malaysia ready to turn around his fortune. The Chinese driver took pole position for both of this weekend’s races, leaving his teammate and current points leader Lu in second and fifth for Race one and Race three respectively. Sweden’s Arvin Esmaelli qualified P9 for both races, whilst Mexico’s Manuel Cabrera qualified 12th and
Daniel Lu to defend championship leadJames Yu and Manuel Cabrera looking to improveArvin Esmaeili envisions a podium return
Kuala Lumpur, May 2nd, 2017 – Following a strong showing at the opening round of the season, where Daniel Lu won three out of four races and Arvin Esmaeili finished twice on the podium, Absolute Racing is now looking to maintain the momentum at the second round of the Formula Masters Asian Series to be held again at the Sepang International Circuit.
The visually dramatic Malaysian track, with its blend of wide, sweeping corners and fast straights, always promises compellin [...]
• Absolute Racing and Daniel Lu lead Teams and Drivers’ championship
Absolute Racing’s Daniel Lu extended his lead in the Formula Masters Series on Sunday to 19 points with his third victory of the season at Sepang.
On Saturday’s races, Lu took two commanding victories, while teammate Arvin Esmaeili finished impressively third and second.
Sunday morning’s Race 3 saw a three car battle for the win, Starting from 4th, Lu quickly moved up to third but he couldn’t go any further in the classification as the 6-lap race action was shorten by a safety car period. With two cars off the circuit in dangerous positions, the safety car was deployed right after the lap one. The race restarted with two laps to go but Lu, who smartly kept his head down
Double win for Daniel LuTwo podium finishes for Arvin EsmaeiliAbsolute Racing takes lead of teams’ standings
Absolute Racing started the defence of its Formula Masters Series Driver and Teams’titles with two superb wins at Sepang. Daniel Lu took the honours of the championship today, winning the first two races of the season. Teammate Arvin Esmaeili also climbed to the podium twice in Malaysia. Manuel Cabrera and James Yu scored precious points for the championship.
Tricky track conditions plagued Friday’s qualifying for the team but this Saturday was a much different story for the Absolute Racing quartet.
From fourth on the grid in race one of the weekend, Lu moved quickly to third to be in a position to challenge for victory. Lu was already second when the Safety-Car came out with four laps to go, helping to shorten the distance to the race
2016 Teams’ and Drivers’ champions Absolute Racing will field a strong four-car line up for the team’s third assault on the 2017 Formula Master Series (FMS).
Last season saw the team win the championship with Philip Hamprecht, while teammate Zheng Shang Guan took home the “Best Chinese Drivers” title. FMS see’s a whole new challenge for the team this season.
Representing the team will be Arvin Esmaeili, Daniel Lu, James Yu Kuai and Manuel Cabrera. The quartet will make their championship debuts with Absolute Racing this year, but all four have experience of working with the team from winter testing in Zhuhai and Sepang.
Singaporean born Esmaeili will step up from karting to his first single seater championship. The Swedish, 19, was a top contender in the Singapore Karting Championship and has performed progressively in testing the Formula Masters Series car with the Absolute team.