Team BRM Asks for Mawer. ADELAIDE (Sunday, Jan 23, 2005.) Fresh of the back of signing two young kiwi's for the 2005 racing season, Team BRM confirmed today that the team has signed International Aussie Barton Mawer to bolster the team's ranks...
Team BRM Asks for Mawer.
ADELAIDE (Sunday, Jan 23, 2005.) Fresh of the back of signing two young kiwi's for the 2005 racing season, Team BRM confirmed today that the team has signed International Aussie Barton Mawer to bolster the team's ranks at the Australian Grand Prix Formula 3 support races this March.
Mawer, 24, finished second in the 2003 Australian F3 championship before heading to England last year to run alongside the likes of Marcus Marshall in the British Formula 3 series. Competing in the series' scholarship class, Mawer impressed many experts with a number of strong drives and podium positions, but was forced to pull out mid season due to a lack of finances.
Since returning home from the UK, Mawer has been acting as the public face for Wakefield Park Raceway's "No Speed Limit" days, who will act as the Sydneysider's primary backers for the Albert Park event.
"For me, the Grand Prix is the perfect way to get the year started," Mawer said. "I have raced at the track before in a Formula Ford and finished on the podium, so I am really looking forward to having a go in a Formula 3 car.
"I will be running the 01 Dallara, which is the same model I ran in the British F3 Scholarship class last year, so I have plenty of experience in the car. It will be the same car that was so good in Asia at the end of last year as well, so I am confident that the car will be competitive.
"We should be doing some quick times around Albert Park, so it will be awesome."
Mawer also said that he was pleased to have the support from Wakefield Park on board for the weekend.
"I am really excited to have them on board for the Grand Prix. We will be using the meeting to promote the 'No Speed Limit' Days to the public and help publicise the fact that speed is for the race track, and not for the public road."
Team owner Bronte Rundle said that having Mawer on board for the Grand Prix would only heighten BRM's chance of success at the prestigious event.
"Barton brings a lot of experience in Formula 3 cars to the team for the Grand Prix," he said. "We are very excited to be able to give him the opportunity to run on the Australian Grand Prix schedule and, again, show just what he can do in what will be a very strong field."
For more information about Barton Mawer, visit his website at www.bartonmawer.com. Information about Wakefield Park's 'No Speed Limit' Days, can be found at the track's official website www.wakefieldpark.com