PODIUM-backed driver Joey Mawson will line up at the Red Bull Ring this weekend

Joey Mawson Aiming To Continue Podium Momentum

Joey Mawson aboard his PODIUM-backed Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara.
Joey Mawson aboard his PODIUM-backed Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara.

Australian Joey Mawson will be aiming to continue his good momentum when the 2017 FIA European Formula 3 Championship continues in Austria this weekend.

Buoyed in confidence following his maiden podium at the last round, the PODIUM-backed driver heads to the Red Bull Ring will his sights firmly set on more celebrations.

“To get on the podium for the first time meant a lot to me, my team, everyone at PODIUM and all of the people who have supported me on this journey,” said Mawson.

“The first goal of the year was to achieve a podium, it was well overdue, so it felt great to get the ‘monkey off my back’.”

Mawson enjoyed success at the 4.326km circuit on two occasions during his German Formula 4 Championship campaigns with victories in both 2015 and 2016. It is these achievements that provide the Van Amersfoort Racing pilot with an extra boost entering the penultimate round of his 2017 campaign.

“The Red Bull Ring only has eight corners, it sounds easy but it’s far from that. Generally the times are very close, so it comes down to every little detail,” said Mawson.

“I think qualifying will be decided by hundredths of a second rather than tenths, so having everything perfect is going to be the key to success this weekend.

“It is a very enjoyable track and probably the best facilities of any track that I’ve been to in my career. I’m really looking forward to heading back there this weekend.”

With this weekend’s round being held alongside the DTM Championship, Mawson will take to the circuit on Friday afternoon for practice ahead of qualifying for Race One. The opening race will be contested on Saturday morning before qualifying for Races Two and Three is held in the afternoon. A pair of races highlights Sunday.

Local Time

Friday September 22
1:10pm – 1:50pm Free Practice 1
1:55pm – 2:35pm Free Practice 2
5:35pm – 5:55pm Qualifying 1

Saturday September 23
10:40am – 11:15am Race 1
4:15pm – 4:35pm Qualifying 2/3

Sunday September 24
11:00am – 11:35am Race 2
4:55pm – 5:30pm Race 3

Friday September 22
9:10pm – 9:50pm Free Practice 1
9:55pm – 10:35pm Free Practice 2
1:35am (Sat) – 1:55am Qualifying 1

Saturday September 23
6:40pm – 7:15pm Race 1
12:15am (Sun) – 12:35am Qualifying 2/3

Sunday September 24
7:00pm – 7:35pm Race 2
12:55am (Mon) – 1:30am Race 3