Chinese rising star Ye Yifei finished as the vice-champion in the inaugural Asian Winter Series at the weekend despite his best efforts to clinch the title. The Absolute Racing driver won two of the three races of the season finale at the 5.543km FIA Grade 1 Sepang International Circuit.
Ye’s spectacular dominance in Malaysia started in free practice and continued in qualifying on Friday. The Chinese youngster was unbeatable in both 15-minute qualifying sessions, capturing the pole-position for Race 7 and Race 9.
For the first race of the weekend, held on Saturday morning, the #16 Absolute Racing Tatuus F3 T-318 got off the line well in the [...]
Absolute Racing wrapped off the inaugural Asian Winter Series with three wins out of three at the 5.543km FIA Grade 1 Sepang International Circuit.
– Absolute Racing drivers stole the show in Sepang – Double victory and vice-championship for Yi Yifei – Impressive maiden win for Eshan Pieris
Ye Yifei was the dominant force over the showdown weekend, clinching two victories and finishing his first Asian campaign as Vice-Champion. Team-mate Eshan Pieris concluded his first season in the category with a superb race win.
Ye’s dominance in Malaysia started in free practice and continued in qualifying [...]
The Absolute Racing started its 2019 season in strong form over the weekend (11-12 January) with a race win and a podium finish for the squad’s two Tatuus T-318s in the opening round of the new Asian Winter Series at Thailand’s FIA Grade 1, 4.554km Buriram International Circuit.
Friday morning qualifying sessions saw China’s Ye Yifei qualifying second for Race 1 and Race 3, while Eshan Pieris from Sri Lanka posted the fifth fastest time in both sessions.
The first race of the weekend took place later in the day and wasn’t kind for the Absolute Racing duo. Lining up from second on the grid, Ye went to the front on the opening lap. The Chinese youngster led the first few laps of the race but retired while battling for the lead with a radiator failure.
Teammate Pieris had an eventful Formula 3 race debut. He crossed the finish line in third but the