• Bent Viscaal: "For me, it is all about learning as much as possible.“
  • Thomas Strick: "Bent has shown his huge potential in the past."

Affalterbach, 18th February 2019 – In Bent Viscaal, HWA RACELAB welcomes one of the most impressive young European drivers into its ranks. He joins the team from the Euroformula Open, where he enjoyed great success with Teo Martin Motorsport. His figures from last year speak for themselves: one win, podium finishes in 12 of the 16 races, five pole positions, four fastest laps, second place and the top rookie in the championship. He also won the German Junior Kart Championship whilst driving for the KSM Schumacher Racing Team in 2015, following in the footsteps of four-time Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel.

HWA RACELAB is one of ten teams in the new FIA Formula 3 Championship. Each team will field three cars. The third HWA RACELAB driver will be announced shortly. The series will share the bill with Formula 1 at eight race weekends and features a total of 16 races. Barcelona hosts the opening round on 11th May.

Bent Viscaal (19, Netherlands)
"The level of success that HWA enjoyed in the DTM is very impressive. As such, I am delighted to be part of the new Formula 3 team at HWA RACELAB. The first few days with the team have been very positive and you can feel that there is a good spirit. For me, this season is all about learning as much as possible. I am looking forward to the challenge of the new Formula 3 series. They are going to be exciting, high-quality races. The car has more horsepower than I am used to, but I will soon get used to that."

Thomas Strick, team principal HWA RACELAB
"I am pleased to be able to welcome a very talented young racing driver to our new Formula 3 team, in the form of Bent Viscaal. The systematic and optimal promotion of youngsters is at the forefront of our involvement in Formula 3. Bent has shown his huge potential in the past. We are now looking to support him as much as possible with his further development. I am sure that both parties will benefit in the end."

About Bent Viscaal
Born: 18th September 1999 in Almelo (Netherlands)

Biggest successes:

  • Runner-up, 2018 Euroformula Open
  • Runner-up, 2017 Formula 4 NEZ
  • 2015 German junior kart champion