Sam MacLeod celebrates third win of the season

20. September 2014

The reversed-grid race at 3.645-km Sachsenring saw exciting battles and lots of changes in positions. Briton Sam MacLeod handled the track, which was wet at first and later started to dry, best grabbing his third victory of the season. After his podium finish in race 1 Weiron Tan from Malaysia has every reason to be pleased once again, having scored second this time. Both Van Amersfoort Racing drivers finished at the top. Markus Pommer from Neckarsulm, who contests for Team Lotus, took third. He had just secured the 2014 ATS Formula 3 Cup championship title earlier this afternoon.

Pole-sitter Nikita Zlobin from Moscow (SMP Racing by ADM Motorsport / Dallara F311 Volkswagen) was defeated by Brazilian Pipo Derani (ADM Motorsport / Dallara F311 Volkswagen)...

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Maximilian Hackl to contest for Amkon Motorsport in 2014

Following the announcement that Dane Nicolai Sylvest will contest the 2014 ATS Formula 3 Cup season, Maximilian Hackl will be the next driver to join him on the grid. The driver from Ruderting is well-known. The 21-year old secured the fourth place in the Trophy ranking in his debut season in the German Formula 3 in 2013. Now the Bavarian is getting ready to work with a new team, Amkon Motorsport. A true family endeavour, since the team principal is his father, Robert Hackl, who has a clear goal: the top ten.

Maximilian Hackl would probably love to get back into the single-seater right away. “It is fantastic to be back next year. The organisation is perfect. It is a very professional environment and just a lot of fun,” says the young talent happily. And he has one advantage. He will not have to get used to his car, since he will compete in a new Chassis Dallara F311 and his 2013 engine, the OPC-Challenge. “I think the new engine concept is much better,” says Team Principal Robert Hackl. “Besides the driver scoring points, the team can help gain valuable seconds by working with the right engine.” Dirk Jenichen in the role of the technical director will also provide a solid foundation.

General qualification for motorsports & industrial engineering at university
Following the start of his career in karting, Maximilian Hackl switched to Formula racing in 2010. The 21-year old contested the Austria Formula 3 Cup and subsequently made his debut in the ATS Formula 3 Cup, where he secured the fourth place in the Trophy ranking in 2013. He intends to finish among the top ten in the overall ranking in 2014. “It is difficult to say right now. We do have a great team, which is a good foundation to be able to drive fast,” says Hackl, who is excited about the new season. “It would be fantastic to claim the podium once and again!” The driver from Rudertinger has a tough schedule. He will begin studying industrial engineering at university in February. “Both are a lot of fun, Formula 3 even more so,” says the future student, smiling. “It is definitely worth the effort.”

Drivers interested in competing in a single-seater series may contact Amkon Motorsport. There is still one car to be assigned to a young talent. The 2014 calendar also includes Hackl's favourite track, the Red Bull Ring.
 
Calendar of the 2014 ATS Formula 3 Cup in the support programme of the ADAC GT Masters:
25 - 27 April 2014: etropolis Motorsport Arena Oschersleben (DEU)
09 - 11 May 2014: Circuit Zandvoort (NLD)
23 - 25 May 2014: Lausitzring* (DEU)
06 - 08 June 2014: Red Bull Ring (AUT)
08 - 10 August 2014: Slovakia Ring (SVK)
29 - 31 August 2014: Nürburgring (DEU)
19 - 21 September 2014: Sachsenring (DEU)
03 - 05 October 2014: Hockenheimring (DEU)
* subject to circuit approval by FIA/DMSB