At the final stage of the European F3 Championship on the Hockenheim track, Ralf Aron finished twice in the top ten and reached the 9th place in the season. The debut of Jüri Vips in the same series was also a success – the young Estonian racer finished twice in the top three in the newcomers ranking.
During the free training in Hockenheim Vips sat in F3 car of Motopark team for the very first time. Initially, it took him some time to adapt to the car (Vips was the last (the 21st) in the opening race), but already in the second and third races Vips managed to considerably improve his starting position.
In the second race of the weekend, he climbed from the 17th starting position to the 12th and reached the third place in the newcomers ranking. During the third race Vips managed to improve his starting position by seven points and finish to the 13th place. This time he once again reached the third place in the newcomers ranking.
Vips: “The experience was great, and I certainly was not expecting to immediately get on the podium in the newcomers ranking. In any case, considering the next season, it was a very useful experience”.