The FIA European Formula 3 Championship will see a field of only twenty entrants for its opening visit to the Moscow Raceway this weekend.
The championship, which has run on average 26-27 cars so far this year, has lost a pair of two-car teams in the shape of Fortec and T-Sport, as well as single car entrants Double R Racing and Jo Zeller Racing.
Fortec opted out of bringing their two Dallara-Mercedes’, although it is unknown whether Mitch Gilbert would have been able to race following his huge accident during practice for the GP3 Series at Silverstone last weekend.
After questioning the viability of the trip of the Moscow round earlier this year, T-Sport withdrew from the round, opting to test rather than race.
It is the lowest turn out for a European F3 race since the penultimate round of the now-defunct Euro Series event at Valencia, which hosted only fourteen entrants; however the field is believed to return to full strength for the next round at the Red Bull Ring at the beginning of August.