Blackjack Racing driver Li Si Cheng took a superb third place finish in the Formula 4 Macau Grand Prix race last weekend (November 20/21).
The No.17 Mygale-Geely operated by the joint-force of Asia Racing Team and Blackjack Racing qualified third, and Li Si Cheng finished third in the qualification race on Saturday.
The Guia Circuit in Macau, a former Portuguese territory, is recognized as one of the most difficult racetracks in the world, with a length of 6.115 kilometers. Long straights, quick curves, and stunning parts like the Lisboa corner are well-known far beyond China’s borders.
Li Si Cheng competed in the Formula 4 race at Macau for the second time on Sunday afternoon. The Chinese driver got off to a good start and briefly lapped in the second place before finishing a comfortable third in the 12-lap race.
Blackjack Racing’s Team Principal Pang Changyuan said: “This is Blackjack’s first Macau trip, and what a fantastic result! Si Cheng was great to race with, both rounds he demonstrated his pace and kept a cool head. The boys overcame unexpected travel restriction and delivered a solid car to snatch the podium. We look forward to collaborate with ART again very soon.”
Rodolfo Avila, Team Manager of Asia Racing, added: “We are really happy with our third-place finish, which marks Blackjack Racing’s first international podium appearance. During the weekend, Li Si Cheng did an outstanding job. Of course, we’d like to finish first or second, but we can’t overlook the reality that the top two finishers have greater experience and understanding of the track.”
Li Si Cheng commented about his race weekend: “It was a tough weekend. We struggled a bit to find the right setup for this track due to the little track time. On top of that I touched the wall twice in Free Practice and during the Warm Up session which shortened the track time even more. Nonetheless, the team performed an excellent job get the car back to race-ready condition before the race, and we achieved our goal. I hope we can do better next year.”
2021 China F4 Championship travels to the excellent Ningbo Speekpark International for the season showdown on December 5/6.