Up-and-coming racing superstar Ferdinand Habsburg has finished his debut endurance motor race, Daytona 24 Hours, in fifth place overall in the #78 Jackie Chan DC Racing by JOTA Oreca LMP2, alongside Ho-Pin Tung, Alex Brundle and Antonio Felix Da Costa.
Ferdinand Habsburg, star of the 2017 Macau GP, says his approach to Daytona 24 Hours in the Jackie Chan DC Racing JOTA LMP2 will be very different to the ‘all or bust’ attitude that saw his heroic display of skill and bravery catch the attention of the world’s motorsport media and fans late last year.
Ferdinand Habsburg cemented his name as one of the leading young single-seater drivers this weekend, as he performed a stand-out performance from start to finish with Carlin Racing in the FIA F3 World Cup at Macau GP.
The 20-year old qualified in fifth place for the first race of the weekend but was determined to challenge team-mate, and eventual championship-winner, Lando Norris for the race victory. In an exciting battle, Habsburg climbed to second place, passing Norris on the way, before conceding the position and taking third.
Ferdinand Habsburg (AT) took a second place finish in the third of three European F3 Championship races at Zandvoort yesterday following two successful qualifying sessions that put him on the front row of the grid. In the previous round of the championship at Spa Francorchamps, Habsburg took a race win after starting the race in
Rising single-seater star Ferdinand Habsburg claimed his maiden FIA Formula 3 European Championship victory at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium this weekend. The young Austrian stormed through the field from eighth on the grid to take a spectacular win in front of tens of thousands of fans.
The Grand Prix of Pau, the third round of the 2017 FIA F3 European Championship, is considered the jewel-in-the-crown of F3 racing and, this weekend, Ferdinand Habsburg took valuable points in all three races finishing in sixth place in the event’s grand finale and climbing to fifth in the championship standings.
After round one of the FIA F3 European series, Ferdinand Habsburg set himself a challenge; improve in qualifying, be consistent and get on the podium. This weekend, in round two at Monza, he did exactly that.
Ferdinand Habsburg completed his pre-season campaign in the Toyota Racing Series with a trio of solid top 10 finishes at the Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon, advancing a total of 13 positions from his grid slots during the three races.