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
Absolute Racing is hunting single-seater glory this coming weekend as the inaugural F3 Asian Championship Certified by FIA heads to Sepang International Circuit for the 2018 season finale.
Following a successful test session at the track this Thursday; a solid three-car assault by the Absolute Racing trio during the inaugural season’s final three races looks set to be on the cards.
As is always the case in Malaysia, high temperatures and humidity will test the drivers physically and mentally. Local hero Akash Nandy driver obtained his best result of the season in the opening round of the season at Sepang earlier in the year. The Malaysian driver, who finished second in Round 3 [...]
Absolute Racing leaves Ningbo International Speedpark in an upbeat mood after a consistent weekend of results that saw the team achieve six top six finishes and a Masters class win in the F3 Asian Championship Certified by FIA Rnd 10, 11 and 12.
Setting the grid positions for race one, Jaden Conwright set a lap time of 1:40.728 min to sit in second on the time sheet. Akash Nandy stopped the clock five hundredth of a second behind him; enough to put him on the sixth place of the grid for the start of race one on Saturday afternoon.
Following a quick visit to the pits, the second qualifying session got underway. Conwright qualified in fourth place on the [...]
Absolute Racing drivers scored more podiums finishes and class wins at the team’s home rounds of the F3 Asian Championship Certified by FIA at Shanghai International Circuit this weekend as Jaden Conwright reached the podium on race three and Liu Zexuan won in the Masters class twice.
With Thursday’s practice sessions held in wet conditions, Saturday’s Free Practice presented the international field of fledging talent its first opportunity to run on the 5.451km home of the Chinese F1 Grand Prix in the dry. Later in the day, the qualifying sessions brought another strong performance by the home team.
Setting the grid positions for race one, Akash Nandy set a lap time of 2:05.825 min to sit i [...]
The Absolute Racing Formula 3 operation is back in action this weekend for the third round of the 2018 F3 Asian Championship Certified by FIA at the Shanghai International Circuit.
Heading to its local circuit as the series reaches its halfway point, the Absolute Racing squad is hoping home-advantage plays a part in the weekend’s proceedings in front of a home crowd on the iconic Chinese circuit.
American Jaden Conwright will be starting the weekend with the second place in standings after experiencing a positive weekend last time around in Ningbo, while Akash Nandy is looking forward to exploiting his full potential and making gains from the fourth position.
The Ningbo weekend’s results have helped Absolute Racing to close the gap to the team in front in the Teams Championship.
Absolute Racing-run Emc2 Racing entry impressed on championship debut at Ningbo. China’s Liu Zexuan collected one win and two second-place finishes in the Masters Class and
Absolute Racing celebrated a victorious weekend at Ningbo International Speedpark during rounds 4, 5 & 6 of the F3 Asian Championship Certified by FIA, with Jaden Conwright taking its maiden win of the season on the 4.060km Chinese track.
Heading into Saturday afternoon’s qualifying session off the back of a strong Free Practice performance, Conwright’s pace earned the #80 a first place spot for the start of Saturday’s opening race and for Sunday’s race ahead of team-mate Akash Nandy.
On Saturday’s morning race both Absolute Racing drivers had a poor start. Pole-sitter Conwright made a sluggish getaway and immediately lost three places but then enjoyed a good run to recover two positions during a thrilling first lap. The American showed a strong pace, setting the fastest lap of the race, but was just unable to put himself in a position to secure his first win in the series.
After the season kick-off in Sepang, the Absolute Racing is heading to Ningbo for the second event of 2018 F3 Asian Championship Certified by FIA.
In the Malaysian opening round, Malaysia’s Akash Nandy and USA’s Jaden Conwright showed potential and they are both highly motivated to extract the maximum performance of the new Tatuus Formula 3 cars, knowing that the Ningbo International Speedpark features different characteristics.
Completed only last year, Ningbo’s new circuit is a relatively unknown quantity. The 4.015-kilometre track runs in an anti-clockwise direction and is located 250km south of Shanghai in China’s Zhejiang province.
The team is going into the weekend with optimism, after completing a successful two-day test, and expect to be competitive from the start. To better prepare the race weekend both drivers stayed in China over the short break.
All three races will be live-streamed on the official website and Facebook page.
Absolute Racing is determined to make its mark in the inaugural season of the F3 Asian Championship Certified by FIA that kicks off this weekend at Sepang International Circuit with Malaysia’s Akash Nandy and USA’s Jaden Conwright at the helm.
The team took delivery of two brand new Tatuus F.3 T-318 just ahead of this weekend’s round. It was all planned out. At the team’s HQ in Malaysia, Absolute Racing technicians worked at full throttle to get all the parts and pieces together, assembling the Autotecnica Motori Alfa Romeo-powered cars, getting it ready for the official pre-season test sessions on Monday and Tuesday which has taken place at Sepang International Circuit.
In anticipation of the weekend, Nandy and Conwright have been on top form during testing with both drivers showing their intentions clear with strong pace throughout. The team now look to put this into practice this weekend and the young duo face the
Absolute Racing is proud to confirm that the team will be on the grid for the inaugural 2018 Formula 3 Asian Championship certified by FIA following the official launch of the series last Friday.
The Sepang, Shanghai and Zhuhai based squad, who have a huge amount of race winning experience in singles seaters, will add this new junior formula to its racing programmes in Audi R8 LMS Cup, Porsche Carrera Cup Asia and Blancpain GT Series Asia.
The addition of this championship will bolster the FIA single-seater pyramid in the region, giving the most talented local or overseas junior drivers an ideal next step in their careers.
As a major player in one of the fastest growing sports in Asia, Absolute Racing has been ab [...]