Hitech GP finished 2nd in the 2019 Macau Grand Prix over the weekend, with Red Bull Junior driver Juri Vips just missing out on the win. The Estonian had to settle with P2 in the 15-lap race after a long duel for the top spot, despite starting on pole position. It marked the debut of the FIA F3 machinery at Macau’s Guia Circuit, following several advancements to the 6.2km street circuit.
Rocketing to the top of the time sheets in the first Qualifying session, the rest of the grid were unable to match Vips’ perfect 2m7s lap, however Hughes and Beckmann catapulted up the order in the last few minutes of the session. Vips qualified in P3 with 2m06.943s to his name. Fewtrell missed the braking point at Turn 3 and slammed into the barrier, forcing him to retire from the qualifying session. Due to an early incident in the mornings Free Practice session, Tsunoda’s efforts did not pay off as the team spent the afternoon working on his car, which meant the Japanese driver was unable to qualify.”]