SJM Prema Theodore Racing set for early Macau Grand Prix action
SJM Prema Theodore Racing is bracing for an exciting weekend at the 66th edition of the Macau Grand Prix, an off-season event now featuring the new FIA Formula 3 car. Returning to the world-famous Guia Circuit, the team is set to start its race activities on Thursday (14th November) with the running of the first practice and qualifying sessions. Coming from a busy three-day stint including public appearances and charity events, the team’s three drivers now look forward to getting back in the car for some racing action.
20-year-old Russian racer Robert Shwartzman will line-up as the reigning FIA Formula 3 Champion less than two months after clinching the international title. After challenging his team-mate in the regular series, 19-year-old New Zealander Marcus Armstrong will be looking to take revenge on the streets of the Guia Circuit while, last but not least, 17-year-old Dane Frederik Vesti is making his debut with the current-spec Formula 3 machinery. Like his teammates, it will be his second appearance at the Macau Grand Prix.
The 6.1-kilometer street layout, flowing between the long straights of the Macau shores and the narrow mountain section, is regarded as one of the world’s most daring and challenging. Thus, the Grand Prix often delivers tight and exciting action in front of packed and enthusiastic crowds.
René Rosin – Team Principal
“We are entering this year’s Macau Grand Prix aware of the potential we showed throughout the regular season. On the other hand, we know how challenging Macau is, and that there is nothing to be taken for granted. We will give it our everything. We know we have three fast cars and three competitive and professional drivers, so we have all our bases covered. Now it’s time for the race to give the answers.”
David Kennedy – Theodore Racing Managing Director
“After a busy few days of media and sponsorship activities it’s time for the racing to begin. You can never predict the Macau Grand Prix but with our three very talented and successful drivers, strengthened by our loyal partners, we believe we have everything we need to make this Macau Grand Prix one to remember!”
Weekend Timetable, all times local (GMT+8)
Thursday, November 14th, 2019
10:05 – Free Practice 1
14:30 – Qualifying 1
Friday, November 15th, 2019
11:30 – Free Practice 2
15:10 – Qualifying 2
Saturday, November 16th
9:00 – Qualifying Race
Sunday, November 17th
15:30 – 66th Macau Grand Prix