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Ticktum, Habsburg and Ilott return for Macau Grand Prix

by Ida Wood

Photo: Macau Grand Prix

Two-time Macau Grand Prix winner Dan Ticktum and Ferdinand Habsburg, who lost the 2017 race at the final corner, will return to the race this year.

A provisional entry list has been released for the November 14-17 event, which will run using the FIA Formula 3 Championship cars for the first time.

Ticktum will join FIA F3 regulars Felipe Drugovich and Logan Sargeant at Carlin, having taken his 2017 and ’18 wins with the Motopark team which missed out on a slot in FIA F3 this year.

?I wasn?t sure if I?d have the chance to return to Macau again and so to be able to come back with Carlin this year is very exciting,” said Ticktum.

“Macau is the most incredible circuit and obviously I?ve been a race winner there in the past so that is obviously the aim again this year.

“It?s a really exciting challenge for me driving the new FIA F3 car for the first time in Macau, but hopefully I can get to grips with that and the Pirelli rubber quickly.?

Habsburg took the lead of the Macau GP in 2017 at the final corner, only to crash a few yards later on degraded rubber and finish fourth for Carlin.

This time he joins ART Grand Prix, visiting Macau for the first time since 2009, which also fields its FIA F3 race-winner Christian Lundgaard and Sebastian Fernandez, who contested the season with Campos Racing.

Other full line-ups include Prema, with its title dominating trio of Robert Shwartzman, Marcus Armstrong and Jehan Daruvala; Hitech GP, which has signed Max Fewtrell from ART and Yuki Tsunoda from Jenzer to join Juri Vips, and Sauber Junior Team by Charouz.

Debuting team Charouz has drafted in Macau regular Callum Ilott from its Formula 2 line-up, and is also running Formula Regional European Championship stars Enzo Fittipaldi and David Schumacher.

David Beckmann has switched from ART to Trident, along with another FREC graduate in Olli Caldwell, with HWA retaining Jake Hughes and Keyvan Andres as expected.

As exclusively reported by Formula Scout, MP Motorsport will retain Liam Lawson alongside his Euroformula Open rival Lukas Dunner.


Provisional 2019 Macau Grand Prix entry list

Prema: Marcus Armstrong, Jehan Daruvala, Robert Shwartzman
Hitech GP: Juri Vips, Max Fewtrell, Yuki Tsunoda
ART Grand Prix: Christian Lundgaard, Ferdinand Habsburg, Sebastian Fernandez
Trident: Olli Caldwell, David Beckmann, TBA
HWA Racelab: Jake Hughes, Keyvan Andres, TBA
MP Motorsport: Lukas Dunner, Liam Lawson
Jenzer Motorsport: Charles Leong, Andreas Estner, TBA
Sauber Junior Team by Charouz: Callum Ilott, David Schumacher, Enzo Fittipaldi
Carlin: Logan Sargeant, Felipe Drugovich, Dan Ticktum
Campos Racing: Alessio Deledda, TBA, TBA