96 Joey Mawson (AUS, Van Amersfoort Racing, Dallara F317 - Mercedes-Benz), FIA Formula 3 European Championship, round 10, Hockenheimring (DEU), 13. - 15. October 2017

Joey Mawson finishes Championship Finale ninth

PODIUM-backed Australian Joey Mawson leading Mick Schumacher
PODIUM-backed Australian Joey Mawson leading Mick Schumacher

Australian Joey Mawson recorded his 14th top ten finish in the 2017 FIA Formula 3 European Championship finale at Hockenheim in Germany on Sunday.

The PODIUM-backed driver crossed the line ninth in the final race of the weekend to be classified as the second-placed Rookie driver in the field.

The result ensured that it was the 16th time Mawson enjoyed the spoils on the Rookie podium throughout his 2017 campaign.

“Overall, it was a tough weekend to finish the Championship off with but it was good to get a couple of points in the final race,” said Mawson.

“I had some good speed early in practice but then we didn’t get qualifying right and had to start all three races from outside the top ten. I fought hard all weekend and eventually this paid off with a finish inside the points.”

Mawson paid tribute to the high-level of competition in the Championship and the team at PODIUM who provided him the opportunity to compete in the 2017 Championship.

“To be able to race against such high quality drivers in this amazing Championship has been an incredible experience,” said Mawson.

“Many people have said that the talent in this year’s Championship is the highest they’ve seen for a number of years and I’ve been privileged to be a part of it.

“None of this would have been possible without the support of the team at PODIUM, to everyone involved – a heartfelt thank you.”

McLaren Formula 1 Junior driver Lando Norris won the Championship ahead of Joel Eriksson and Maximilian Günther.

(After Round 10 of 10)
1. Lando Norris – 441 points
2. Joel Eriksson – 388
3. Maximilian Günther – 383
4. Callum Ilott – 344
5. Jake Hughes – 207
6. Jehan Daruvala – 191
7. Ferdinand Habsburg – 186
8. Guanyu Zhou – 149
9. Ralf Aron – 123
10. Nikita Mazepin – 108
13. Joey Mawson – 83