It's being billed as the clash of the giants, but it doesn't involve the sons of former F1 champions. Instead, Hong Kong's Marchy Lee Yin-kin and Dutch-born Tung Ho-pin will be engaged in their own private battle. The prize? Who is the best Chinese driver. Lee and Tung are striving to become the first Chinese driver in Formula 1 and the pair will have something to prove as they clash for only the third time anywhere in the world. The twisting 6.2 kilometre Guia circuit will be a fitting venue for one of the weekend's most interesting clashes and an outstanding performance could help shape the pair's destiny as they compete in front of tens of thousands of spectators and countless millions on television. Victory in the most challenging F3 race in the world is considered to be a stepping stone towards F1 status, although merely finishing is an impressive achievement. Tung, who has had a successful season competing in the German F3 Cup with the VAT team finishing seventh overall, has a 'heads up' on Lee as far as careers are concerned having had a F1 test drive with Williams last year. But Tung, 21, said competing against Lee, 28, was the least of his worries. Getting practice and learning the difficult Guia circuit will be among his highest priorities instead. Tung and Lee have clashed twice in two rounds of Formula BMW Asia competition in Beijing last year with Lee finishing in front of Tung on both occasions. 'I am looking forward to the Macau Grand Prix. It is a tremendous challenge for me fighting in the most thrilling F3 race of the year. Between my last race of the season and the first race of next year, there's a gap. It is very important to keep the adrenalin going and I want to compete wherever I can,' said Tung, who won last year's Formula BMW Asia series. 'We worked really hard to get a ticket for Macau, so I am proud to be on the grid there. I will do my utmost to add another good result.' Before the sparks fly, Tung will explore the Macau track, knowing that good preparation will be tantamount to success. 'Experience at Macau is more important than anywhere else in the world. So I will do everything I can to level up to the guys who have raced there previously. Luckily, my team Hitech Racing has a good record in Macau and they will help me to prepare.' David Hayle's Hitech Racing has a lot of experience in Macau. As an engineer, Hayle has been instrumental in many of his team's successes. Last year, Hitech Racing scored a superb podium finish with Richard Antinucci. A week later, Antinucci and Hitech won the Korean Superprix, with Nelson Piquet Jnr breaking the lap record as well. Lee, on the other hand, has been a revelation this year, dominating the Formula BMW Asia Championship and breaking Tung's record of 10 wins set last year. Lee won 12 races out of 14 and is looking forward to the showdown with Tung. The Team Meritus driver has raced in the Macau F3 Grand Prix three times, finishing seventh in 2002 for his best finish. The Hong Kong-born driver knows doing well in Macau could open the way for him to eventually land a F1 drive. 'There will be a lot of attention on me and Ho-pin, but I am also competing against all the other drivers, not just Ho-pin,' said Lee. 'It is hard to compare two drivers based on a single race, but I feel very confident about Macau, even though the rest of the field has been racing in F3 for a whole season, and I have only done one day of testing in the UK. 'People like to compare me and Ho-pin because we are both Chinese, but I would prefer to be compared on my driving ability. Still, it should be a good battle with Ho-pin, especially in Macau where anything can happen.' Apart from competing in last year's Asian Formula Renault Challenge where he finished second, Lee has also raced in the Porsche Carrera Cup the same year in Macau and has also had Macau F3 excursions in 2000 and 2001. This experience will be useful for Lee, as the Macau street circuit is unforgiving, with the only run-off areas being the paint on the walls surrounding the track. Hong Kong's best single-seat pilot has been busy in the build-up to the event, both in race preparation as well as sponsor commitments. Lee was chosen as an Oris Watch ambassador for its centenary celebrations in Hong Kong. 'I have been quite busy, but that is because I have found good support for this event, so all this hard work will help me. We have been talking to some major teams for next year, so a good result in Macau will give me a huge boost and hopefully secure a good drive,' said Lee. Peter Thompson, Lee's manager and founder and president of Meritus Racing, said: 'We have a few interested parties for next year, so we are confident we will find a good package to further Marchy's career. 'As Marchy moves into higher championships, the level of support required increases, so we hope that more companies will see the value of supporting probably the best Chinese driver around today.' Lee and Tung will be competing against several big-name rivals, namely reigning British F3 champion Nelson Angelo Piquet, and Nico Rosberg, who finished fourth in this year's Euroseries. Piquet and Rosberg are the sons of former F1 champions. Another son following in the famous footsteps of his father is Christian Jones, who will add spice to the race already brimming with star drivers, including Euroseries champion Jamie Green of Britain and Japanese F1 series winner Ronnie Quintarelli.