“British F3 field grows for Spa 24 support”
The British Formula 3 Series is set to see its field grow by up to five cars for its visit to Spa-Francorchamps next month.
According Autosport Magazine, German F3 squads Motopark and van Amersfoort are open to running three and two entries respectively at the Belgian meeting.
Motopark will line up with Indy Dontje, Nabil Jeffri and Andres Mendez, while van Amersfoort are working on entries for Sam MacLeod and Weiron Tan.
It will be a welcome boost for the ailing British championship, which has only seen seven competitors at both of its opening rounds, falling shy of the expected field count following the introduction of new technical regulations in 2013.
The collaboration is now possible following Volkswagen’s decision to drop its heavily boosted Power Engine to help bring it in line with FIA engine regulation allowances. Last year, Performance Racing driver John Bryant-Meisner entered British F3 at Silverstone in his Volkswagen-Power-Boosted German F3 car; however such was his speed advantage, the engine unit was quickly barred from the UK championship.
Although the British F3 entry list is not expected to grow significantly for the next round at Snetterton (June 21-22), several drivers have shown interest in running in the championship’s August visit to Thruxton. German F3 has also struggled for numbers this season, with only nine and ten entrants for its opening two rounds.