Five facts on the top five finish in Macau
2019-11-17

The return of the FIA GT World Cup to Macau was richly rewarded. Christopher Haase was the best-placed Audi runner, finishing fifth in both the qualifying race and the main race.

Fact 1: Sometimes in Macau you need to risk it all – be it in the casino and on the track. The latest FIA GT World Cup race demanded everything from the drivers, especially when it comes to choosing the right moment to overtake. Sometimes taking a risk is rewarded, other times you might end up in the wall.

Fact 2: That makes Christopher Haase’s performance all the more impressive! There wasn’t a scratch on the #5 Ravenol Audi, even though the Phoenix Racing driver was duelling with his competitors throughout the race.

Fact 3: The safety car also had a significant role to play in 2019. The race was interrupted by yellow flags on several occasions, mixing up the field as a result. “Restarts are always tricky for us drivers,” said Christopher Haase. “You get the chance to move up the field a little, but you can also be passed by the cars behind you.”

Fact 4: The Phoenix Racing and Christopher Haase combo remains a guarantee of success. The Macau weekend marked the ten-year anniversary of Haase’s FIA GT3 European Championship win. On 14 November 2009, the then 22-year-old wrapped up the title in a Phoenix R8 at Zolder and paved the way for his professional career.

Fact 5: We are happy with our return to Macau! We were able to fight for the top positions in both races,” said Team Principal Ernst Moser. “The FIA GT World Cup is all about world-class drivers driving top cars from a variety of manufacturers. We have nothing to be ashamed of after our fifth place. We would like to congratulate Raffaele Marciello on his win and outstanding performance.”

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