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.