From zero to hero: How F3's 2021 champion bounced back
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From zero to hero: How F3's 2021 champion bounced back

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After a disastrous 2020 in FIA Formula 3 with Hitech, Dennis Hauger began to doubt himself - with the self-belief he had built through success in junior series evaporating. But after regrouping, he stormed to the F3 title in 2021. Here’s how he did it

It might look like the logical conclusion to a season – Prema driver takes the crown, as they did the previous two years – but 2021 could have gone very differently for Dennis Hauger.

The plucky Norwegian driver dominated the season from the off, winning the opening feature race at Catalunya before taking second in the following two rounds at Circuit Paul Ricard and the Red Bull Ring, while also proving his mettle as a driver who can charge through the pack when necessary too, as demonstrated in both Austrian sprint races, starting 12th in both before finishing first and third respectively.

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