In Donington, England, Marco Werner was able to achieve an excellent result straight away with the ChromeCars Lotus 77 from 1976. Third place in qualifying and twice second place in the “Fittipaldi” class – that was his result at the start of the Masters series. Third in the class and seventh overall was Werner’s starting place for the first race of the FIA Masters Historic Formula 1 series. In the first run, the former sports car professional put himself in the limelight and took second place in the class on lap ten by managing Jamie Constable in the Shadow DN8 at the end of the start and finish. Marco Werner Mark Hazell was able to overtake Williams in the 1982 lap in lap 5, ending the race in fifth place overall and second place in the “Fittipaldi” class. The class winner and overall third was Michael Lyons in the Hesketh 308E, which was out of reach of Werner.
Race two was similar to race one in the ChromeCars Lotus 77 prepared by Britec Motorsports. This time Werner started from the third row and was able to keep up with the leading group at the beginning. For a long time he held fifth place ahead of Mark Hazell in the Williams before the start and finish, at the start of the last lap, broke the drive shaft on his Lotus on the right and Werner lost fifth place overall to Hazell. «Nevertheless, we are satisfied. Twice second in the class behind Michael Lyons is a good result for me, sitting in this car for the first time. We never tested and there was no free practice here. The first few meters were qualifying. You have to be realistic, because the guys here really step on the gas and have a lot of experience, ”said Marco Werner happily after the race.
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