With the start of the British F3 season now nine weeks away, Championship organisers SRO have had to make a slight alteration to the calendar.
Originally the series’ visit to the Nurburgring – originally planned for mid-September – has now been moved to the beginning of July due to circumstances beyond the control of SRO. Thankfully, there was enough flexibility for the parties to secure a new date.
Unfortunately, as a result of the change, the Nurburgring race now clashes with the Festival of Speed at Goodwood, during which the Championship leader was to give demonstration runs to the crowd. This has now been forsaken; however an alternative mid-season prize is currently being considered. It will be the first British Formula 3 race at the Nurburgring since 2005.
At this stage, thirteen of the eighteen places available for the opening round of the 2011 British F3 Championship have thus been filled. With Formula BMW Europe runner-up Jack Harvey and Formula Renault UK stalwart Harry Tincknell joining the likes Rupert Svendsen-Cook, Felipe Nasr and Lucas Foresti, this year’s title battle could be as tense as come.
Cooper Tires British Formula 3 International Series – revised provisional calendar
Date / Circuit / Championships
08 Mar Silverstone, UK Media & Test Day
14-16 April Monza, Italy Blancpain Endurance Series
23 & 25 April Oulton Park, UK British GT & UK support package
14/15 May Snetterton 300, UK British GT & UK support package
18/19 June Brands Hatch GP, UK British GT & UK support package
01-03 July Nürburgring, Germany (package undecided)
15-17 July Paul Ricard, France FIA GT1 World Championship
28-30 July Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium Spa 24 Hours
03/04 September Rockingham, UK British GT & UK support package
24/25 September Donington Park GP, UK British GT & UK support package
07-09 October Silverstone Arena, UK British GT, Blancpain Endurance & supports