The FIA announced a full grid of 30 drivers for 2019 Macau GP which includes drivers like Callum Ilott, Dan Ticktum, David Schumacher, Enzo Fittipaldi, Robert Shwartzman among others.
With the 2019 Macau GP only a month away i.e November 14-17, the FIA released the list of drivers entered for this year’s event which will feature 10 teams and 30 drivers. The one-off event will use the new FIA F3 cars, replacing the European F3 machines.
Double Macau GP winner and former Red Bull junior Ticktum will once again compete this year to defend his crown with Carlin Buzz Racing, who will field F3 regulars Logan Sargeant and Felipe Drugovich alongside the British racer in a three-car effort.
It will only be his second competitive outing since his Super Formula drive after being dropped by Red Bull. He raced for Van Amersfoort Racing at Mugello in Formula Regional European Championship and his scheduled for this weekend at Monza.
SJM Theodore Racing by Prema will field the same trio they competed with in F3 this year, with champion Shwartzman alongside Marcus Armstrong and Jehan Daruvala. For Sauber Junior Team by Charouz, it will be nostalgic feeling with its three drivers.
F2 racer Ilott will make a one-off F3 return to Macau GP, while Ralf Schumacher’s son David will make his debut alongside Emerson Fittipaldi’s grandson Enzo – brother of Pietro. It will be his first in the new F3 car as well after racing in Formula Regional European series.
It makes for four Ferrari juniors in Macau GP with Ilott, Shwartzman, Armstrong and Fittipaldi. Another returning F3 driver will be DTM’s Ferdinand Habsburg, who will race for ART Grand Prix alongside Renault junior Christian Lundgaard and Sebastian Fernandez.
Red Bull juniors Juri Vips and Yuki Tsunoda will line-up in the Hitech GP car alongside Renault junior Max Fewtrell, with Trident to field Formula Regional European series’ Oliver Caldwell and David Beckmann, with a third driver to be named.
Likewise Jenzer Motorsport has also named just two drivers with Charles Leong and Andreas Estner, with HWA Racelab only naming Jake Hughes so far. MP Motorsport and Campos Racing are yet to name any of their drivers.
Here’s the details regarding the changes made to the circuit for 2019 Macau GP