Hong Kong's leading brewery San Miguel clearly signalled its intention to take top honours in this year's Macau Formula Three Grand Prix when the company announced that the UK-based team, Paul Stewart Racing (PSR), will spearhead their challenge in November. With the British F3 season a little over half finished, most Britain and Europe-based teams don't start preparing for their trip to Macau until next month. PSR are clearly the top team in the British F3 Championship, widely regarded as the toughest in the world. The team's number one driver, Ralph Firman, holds a 44-point lead in the British Championship and only a string of bad luck would deny him the title. San Miguel have kept their options open with drivers but Firman is clearly odds-on to return to the street circuit where he made his debut last year. 'We are absolutely delighted that San Miguel has made this sponsorship decision so early,' said Paul Stewart, a former racer and son of the legendary Formula One world champion, Jackie. Stewart met with senior members of his team earlier this week to plan their Macau strategy. Over the past four years PSR have won the British F3 championship three times and finished second. The team have also enjoyed past success in the Macau F3 GP, winning with now well-established F1 driver David Coulthard in 1991 and finishing third in 1994 with Jan Magnusson whom Stewart believes is on the threshold of a career in F1. 'We will be coming to Macau to win for both ourselves and for San Miguel,' Stewart said. Managing director of San Miguel Brewery Hong Kong (Ltd), Stuart McGregor explained his company's decision to sign up PSR early when he said: 'In our first year at the Macau GP we won the Guia race in 1994. Last year we decided that having won the Guia Trophy we would move on to the Grand Prix's premier event - the highly competitive Formula Three race.' A representative of San Miguel travelled to England's Silverstone track for the British F1 Grand Prix where he spoke at length to Paul Stewart. 'After a very thorough evaluation of the best teams in the world we decided to sponsor Paul Stewart Racing on the basis of its all-round professionalism and impressive track record in Formula Three,' McGregor said.