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Formula 3

FIA Formula 3

What's Formula 3?

The FIA EUROPEAN F3 CHAMPIONSHIP is the most competitive open-wheel formula championship in the world. In terms of driving, it is quite similar to Formula 1, with the difference that the average top speed of a Formula 3 car is 270km/h.

Formula 3 historyís dates back to the 50ís. It explains why motorsports insiders and media pay attention to its activities. The series host over 140 accredited journalists per event and received regular coverage from international motorsports magazines/web sites. Also, the championship programs are broadcasted worldwide on television in 216 territories.

Since the implementation of a European championship in 2003, thirty one drivers (31) made it up to Formula 1. Last three World Champions (Button, Vettel, Hamilton) are F3 graduates. Max Verstappen (Red Bull F1 team), current F1 sensation and youngest race winner in history of the World Championship made it directly from F3.

FIA F3
Van Amersfoort Racing Livery
Chassis
Dallara F312
Engine
HWA Mercedes-Benz, 4 Cyclinder
Engine Power
250bhp at 6800rpm (approx.)
Weight
576KG Inc. Driver & Ballast
Wheels
ATS-9" Front, 10.5" Rear
Gearbox
6-Speed Sequential
L/W/H
4351mm/1845mm/945mm
Tyres
Hankook
14-16/04
Silverstone
WEC
29-30/04
Monza
WTCC
20-21/05
Pau
GP de Pau
17-18/06
Hungaroring
DTM
01-02/07
Norisring
DTM
28-29/07
Spa-Francorchamps
Blancpain GT Series
19-20/08
Zandvoort
DTM
09-10/09
Nürburgring
DTM
23-24/09
Spielberg
DTM
14-15/10
Hockenheimring
DTM

The Formula 3 Calendar

The European FIA Formula 3 series offers to its drivers the possibility to compete on some of the most renowned race course of the Old Continent, from the Netherlands to Hungary, from France to Austria to the Netherlands, and in Belgium, Germany and Italy. Its ten (10) weekend events include free and qualifying sessions and three fiercely disputed races. In 2016, Formula 3 events took place on four tracks where Formula 1 disputed one of its rounds and six that hosted a DTM event. It also has been visiting the streets of Pau, where is disputed a legendary Grand Prix for the last seventy-five (75) years. Included as part of each driver seasonís program, there is intensive testing sessions prior and during the course of the season.

Also each year, the Formula 3 drivers gather for two major off-championship events: the Formula 3 Masters disputed mid-August on the Zandvoort circuit in the Netherlands and the famous Grand Prix of Macau, disputed in November on the street course of the former Portuguese Protectorate on the Chinese territory.