Macau hosts annual Formula 3 GP

Year by year, the tradition-rich Macau GP is the final Formula 3 race of the year, representing the unofficial world finale. And the grid for this year’s edition of the prestigious event that was won by future Formula 1 aces such as Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher, in the past, once again will feature numerous FIA Formula 3 European Championship drivers.

European Champion Esteban Ocon will be the spearhead of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship fraction on the grid. Just like Ocon, his toughest rivals in the championship also will travel to the South China Sea: Tom Blomqvist, vice-champion behind Ocon, as well as Max Verstappen and Lucas Auer.

Altogether, 12 of the 15 best young FIA Formula 3 European Championship drivers will race in the former Portuguese colony.

Max Verstappen: “I would obviously love to win this race – and will be going all out to do just that. However, the circuit is completely new to me. I know there is a relatively large risk of flying off the track and destroying your car. As such, it will be important to take full advantage of the practice time available. As I have had a lot to do in recent weeks, I have not had chance to do many laps of Macau in the simulator. I’ve probably done about 30 – but at least I know what to expect.”

“Macau is a motorsport classic. It is different from the races in the European Championship, as Macau is just one single event, so it is all or nothing. All that matters is winning.”

Tom Blomqvist