Year by year, the races at Macau’s street circuit creates new legends and make for the weirdest stories.
These days (14th-17th November), the entire motor-sport world will concentrate its attention on one of the most spectacular motor-racing events of the year: the Macau Grand Prix. The race meeting features races in numerous categories, inter alia the FIA GT and the FIA F3 World Cups, the FIA WTCR, the Motorbike Grand Prix and further more race series.
It’s the already 66th edition of the prestigious race in Macau. The last motor-racing highlight in 2019 that is held in China’s special administrative region located not far from Hong Kong attracts both motor racers and celebrities. The 6.12-kilometre Guia Circuit, a street circuit that is regarded as one of the most dangerous racetracks in the world, features 24 corners, sections with a with a width of just seven metres from crash barrier to crash barrier as well as straights with a length of more than a kilometre and uphill sections.
Phoenix Racing to compete with a Audi R8 LMS GT3: It was 20 years ago in 1999, when the Meuspath team competed in the Chinese special administrative region for the first time. This was also the squad’s founding year and the team immediately went on to celebrate a huge success: Michael Bartels in the Audi A4 quattro clinched victory in the urban canyons of Macau. Christopher Haase will be at the wheel of the Phoenix Racing Audi R8 LMS GT3 in 2019. The team has already scored a number of triumphs with the 33-year-old, the 2009 FIA GT3 European Championship title and the victory at the 2012 24 Hours at Nürburgring being just two of them. Haase has also driven for the Meuspath-based squad in the ADAC GT Masters and the VLN. Now they hope to continue their success story in Macau.
The F3 starting line-up also features one of the most famous names in the world of motor racing: SCHUMACHER. This time, it’s David Schumacher. The son of the former Formula 1 driver Ralf Schumacher, who also won the Macau GP in 1995, is driving for the Sauber Junior Team alongside Callum Ilott (GBR) and Enzo Fittipaldi (ITA).
Permanent guest at the Macau GP is RAVENOL’s partner team Prema (F3 Champion) with the following line-up this year: Marcus Armstrong (NZL), Robert Shvartzman (RUS) and Frederik Vesti (DNK). The successes Prema celebrated in the past and even more so the frequency and consistency of these successes do not only result from the top technology used in the team’s single-seaters but also from the ongoing urge to get better and better. RAVENOL fully adopted this maxim and makes for increased competitiveness by supplying the team with lubricants featuring the USVO® technology.
RAVENOL supports several teams technically and has contact persons on site. The race action will be streamed live, inter alia, at the FIA website.