Australian Joey Mawson enjoyed a solid weekend of results in Round Four of the FIA European Formula 3 Championship in Hungary.
The PODIUM-backed driver started the weekend by posting the second fastest time in opening qualifying. Unfortunately, a penalty from the previous round dropped him to fifth on the grid but Mawson fought gallantly during the race to record a career-best fourth place finish.
“Qualifying second for race one was a real boost for everyone,” said Mawson.
“Unfortunately I had the penalty from the previous round but I managed to show some good speed and pass Callum Ilott (who won race two of the weekend) to finish fourth.”
After qualifying eighth for the remaining two races Mawson showed consistent speed to cross the line in seventh and eighth respectively. His result in race two saw him as the highest placed Rookie driver.
“Overall I’m very pleased with the weekend and it has given everyone in the team a real boost after a couple of disappointing rounds,” said Mawson.
“I had some good consistent speed all across the weekend which is very pleasing and it should give us some good momentum going forward.”
The next round in the Championship will be contested in two weeks time on the Norisring Street Circuit in Eastern Germany.
CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (After Round 4 of 10)
1. Joel Eriksson – 183 points
2. Maximilian Günther – 178
3. Callum Illott – 162
4. Lando Norris – 158
5. Guanyu Zhou – 65
6. Jehan Daruvala – 61
7. Jake Hughes – 60
8. Ferdinand Habsburg – 52
9. Harrison Newey – 51
10. Mick Schumacher – 49
13. Joey Mawson – 36