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Joey Mawson


PRESS RELEASE/Joey Mawson Racing

Australian Joey Mawson endured a challenging weekend at Round Four of the 2018 GP Series in England.

For the second round in a row, the PODIUM-backed driver started the weekend off well by setting the fourth fastest time in practice, unfortunately however he wasn’t able to transfer this speed through into qualifying.

After battling with the set-up during qualifying, he would eventually set the 13th fastest time.

Race One was a positive one for Mawson as he charged his way forward during the opening laps. Following several safety car interventions, he found his way into eighth spot.

Holding down that position for the majority of the race, Mawson had heavy pressure from Jake Hughes and then Giuliano Alesi, eventually Alesi found a way past him with the use of DRS with a lap to go. Mawson crossed the line ninth and scored some championship points.

In the second race, Mawson again made a strong start to move up into seventh position. However, at the midway mark in the race his pace deteriorated, and he was unable to hold onto his spot inside the top ten, eventually crossing the line in 13th position.

“It was a tough weekend overall, we showed some pace early on but it wasn’t strong enough in the second half of the race,” said Mawson.

“The first half of both races was very positive as I managed to move forward by positioning myself well and finding some gaps. However, I just wasn’t able to maintain the pace as the races went on.

“There’s a fair bit of work for us to do in the next three weeks before Hungary, so we’ll be putting in a lot of effort analysing the data and see where we can improve.”

The weekend’s race victories were split between Anthoine Hubert and Pedro Piquet.

After three rounds in consecutive weekends, the Series now takes a short break before returning on July 27-29 in Budapest, Hungary.

2018 GP3 Series Calendar
11-13 May – Barcelona, Spain
22-24 June – Le Castellet, France
29 June – 1 July – Spielberg, Austria
6-8 July – Silverstone, Great-Britain
27-29 July – Budapest, Hungary
24-26 August – Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
31 August – 2 September – Monza, Italy
28-30 September – Sochi, Russia
23-25 November – Yas Marina, UAE

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