FORMULA 3 ENGINES OF SUCCESS

Formula 3 is where the champions of the future are shaped. In the process, they are usually powered by engines from Affalterbach. Stars like Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel or Pascal Wehrlein all raced with HWA Formula 3 race engines. Since 2003, almost all the titles in the Formula 3 Euro Series and the subsequent FIA Formula 3 European Championship were won with engines that we have developed for Mercedes-Benz. No other manufacturer has a record that includes more titles, victories, pole positions and fastest race laps.

History: The first Mercedes-AMG Formula 3 engine, named M271, was developed from the production engine of the C-Class and E-Class. The engine made its debut in the opening race of the 2002 German Formula 3 Championship at Hockenheim. Markus Winkelhock, who later became a DTM and Formula 1 driver, claimed the first victory for the Formula 3 engine at the Nürburgring in 2002. Between 2003 and 2012, drivers with Mercedes-Benz engines won seven out of nine possible drivers’ titles in the Formula 3 Euro Series. The FIA Formula 3 Championship has been contested since 2013. So far, the title has gone to drivers and teams powered by Mercedes.

Engine: The Mercedes-AMG F3 414 is based on fundamentally new engine regulations for the 2014 season that no longer prescribe the use of an engine from a production model. The F3 414 is a thoroughbred racing engine with four cylinders, a maximum capacity of two litres and direct injection. Under FIA regulations, the air restrictor has been increased in size from 26 to 28 mm, resulting in higher output: The Mercedes-AMG Formula 3 engine now develops well over 200bhp. Like its predecessor, the unit was developed by Mercedes-AMG motorsport partner HWA AG.

Bringing on young talent: Mercedes-AMG has a long tradition of developing young racing talent. During their time in Formula 3, a number of drivers, including triple Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport), four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel and the youngest winner of a race in DTM history, Pascal Wehrlein, all utilised Mercedes-Benz engines. In 2016, Esteban Ocon was the 18th driver to move up into the DTM after competing in Formula 3 in a car powered by a Mercedes engine. New opportunities for nurturing young drivers in a systematic manner have now opened up in the AMG Customer Sports Programme since its successful introduction. The best illustration of this was the switch that Maximilian Götz has made from the gullwing race model to the Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM in the 2015 season.

 

 

 

BENT
VISCAAL

HWA RACELAB FAHRER

Nationality Dutch
Date of Birth 18/09/1999
Place of Birth Almelo
Lives Albergen
Height 170 cm
JAKE
HUGHES

HWA RACELAB FAHRER

Nationality British
Date of Birth 30/05/1994
Place of Birth Birmingham, UK
Lives Birmingham, UK
Height 176 cm
KEYVAN
ANDRES SOORI

HWA RACELAB FAHRER

Nationality German, Iranian
Date of Birth 08/03/2000
Place of Birth Cologne
Lives France
Height 180 cm