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Formula 3 brings French round forward after Turkey cancellation

FIA Formula 3 has brought its next round forward to remain racing in France after the cancellation of the Turkish Grand Prix caused the calendar to be reshuffled.

Michel: Splitting F1 support series gives F3 more focus

FIA Formula 3 boss Bruno Michel said the splitting of the Formula 2 and Formula 3 series over race weekends has given “a lot more visibility” to F3.

Novalak tops second day of F3 test in Jerez

Trident’s Clement Novalak topped the second day of FIA Formula 3 testing in Jerez on Thursday, beating ART Grand Prix’s Frederik Vesti by less than three-hundredths of a second.

Trident's Doohan tops first day of Jerez in-season F3 test
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Trident's Doohan tops first day of Jerez in-season F3 test

Trident’s Jack Doohan topped the timesheets during FIA Formula 3 testing at Jerez on Wednesday, setting a 1m29.625s during the morning session.

Barcelona F3: Hauger dominates Race 3 from pole

Prema Racing's Dennis Hauger took victory in the third race of the weekend in Barcelona, leading every lap from pole.

Barcelona F3: Caldwell victorious as leaders tangle twice in Race 2

Prema Racing’s Olli Caldwell took his first FIA Formula 3 win in Barcelona after a chaotic race that saw two lead battles end in controversial clashes.

Barcelona F3: ART's Smolyar scores maiden win in season opener Barcelona
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Barcelona F3: ART's Smolyar scores maiden win in season opener

ART Grand Prix’s Alexander Smolyar won the first FIA Formula 3 race of the season in Spain, which ended under a safety car.

Barcelona F3: Hauger snatches late pole from Doohan

Prema Racing's Dennis Hauger snatched a late pole position from Trident’s Jack Doohan in a hotly-contested first FIA Formula 3 qualifying session of the season.

Barcelona F3: Prema’s Hauger tops first practice of 2021

Prema Racing’s Dennis Hauger topped the times in the first FIA Formula 3 practice session of the 2021 season in Barcelona.

Sargeant, Fittipaldi complete FIA F3 grid with Charouz

Charouz Racing has completed its FIA Formula 3 driver lineup by announcing 2020 F3 title contender Logan Sargeant and Enzo Fittipaldi ahead of this weekend’s season opener in Barcelona.

Victor Martins dominates day two of FIA F3 test

Victor Martins dominated the second round of F3 testing in Barcelona, setting the quickest times on both days.

Martins tops first day of FIA F3 testing at Barcelona

Formula 3 rookie Victor Martins dominated the first day of testing at Barcelona, leading the afternoon session by over six-tenths from Trident’s Jack Doohan.

Correa confident of fighting for top positions in F3 comeback

Juan Manuel Correa believes he can be "fighting for top positions” this year after leaving last weekend’s Formula 3 pre-season test “very satisfied” with his sensational comeback to date.

Alpine F1 junior Collet tops Austria F3 pre-season test

MP Motorsport’s Caio Collet emerged fastest overall from the opening FIA Formula 3 pre-season test at Austria’s Red Bull Ring.

ART’s Smolyar tops first day of Austria F3 testing

Alexandr Smolyar topped the timesheet on the first day of Formula 3 testing in Austria on Saturday, taking P1 in the last 20 minutes of the session.

British F3 champion graduates to FIA F3

Reigning BRDC British F3 champion Kaylen Frederick will make the step up to FIA Formula 3 this year with Carlin.

FIA F3 announces test sessions for 2021 season

The FIA Formula 3 Championship has announced it will stage three test sessions during the 2021 season, including an in-season test following the first round.

Hybrid and biofuel talks underway for F1 feeder series

A move to some form of hybridisation and the use of biofuels are among tentative early discussions for future Formula 2 and Formula 3 cars.

Correa still in “pain” but encouraged by comeback F3 test

Juan Manuel Correa has been encouraged by a return to the cockpit but admits he still “feels pain” as he prepares for an incredible comeback in FIA Formula 3.

FIA F3 postpones second pre-season test

The FIA Formula 3 Championship has been forced to postpone its pre-season test at Barcelona next month due to a COVID-19 travel ban imposed on UK travellers.

Jenzer locks in FIA Formula 3 line-up

Jenzer Motorsport has locked in its driver line-up for the 2021 FIA Formula 3 Championship with the signing of Filip Ugran.

Trident signs Red Bull junior Doohan to F3 squad

Red Bull junior Jack Doohan will switch to Trident for his second season in the FIA Formula 3 Championship.

Novalak switches to Trident for 2021 FIA F3 season

Clement Novalak will switch to Trident for his second season in the FIA Formula 3 Championship.

MP Motorsport completes FIA F3 roster

MP Motorsport has added Dutch rising star Tijmen van der Helm to complete its driver line-up for the 2021 FIA Formula 3 Championship.

UK travel ban forces F3 to postpone pre-season Jerez test

The first FIA Formula 3 Championship pre-season test to be held at Jerez later this month has been postponed due to a COVID-19 travel ban imposed on UK travellers.

Alpine F1 team launches rebranded junior academy

The rebranded Alpine Academy that intends to nurture talent to Formula 1 has been formally launched.

American F3 ace Logan Sargeant eyes sportscar switch

FIA Formula 3 Championship star Logan Sargeant is weighing up a switch to sports-prototype or GT racing because he is short of budget to continue in open-wheel racing.

Carlin promotes Cohen to FIA F3 seat

Carlin has announced that Ido Cohen will graduate to the FIA Formula 3 Championship with the British squad this season.

David Schumacher makes FIA F3 switch to Trident

David Schumacher, the son of Formula 1 race winner Ralf Schumacher, will make the switch to Trident to contest the FIA Formula 3 Championship. 

Campos F3 team signs Renault Eurocup race winner Colombo

Campos Racing has signed rising Italian single-seater star Lorenzo Colombo to its FIA Formula 3 Championship squad.

HWA completes FIA Formula 3 driver line-up

HWA Racelab has added Oliver Rasmussen to complete its driver line-up for the 2021 FIA Formula 3 Championship.

Campos Racing reveals first FIA Formula 3 recruit

Campos Racing has announced the first of its FIA Formula 3 drivers with the signing of Belgian teenager Amaury Cordeel.

HWA adds Mexican driver Villagomez to FIA F3 squad

Rafael Villagomez will make the step up to FIA Formula 3 this season with the HWA Racelab squad.

Why Correa's return is the feel-good story racing needed Prime

Why Correa's return is the feel-good story racing needed

Juan Manuel Correa has had a long road to recovery from that horrific day at Spa in 2019. ART's decision to give him his race return in FIA Formula 3 in 2021 is a victory in itself, but his determination will surely - in time - have him fighting for bigger things

Vesti: Mercedes F1 junior tag doesn’t add extra pressure

Joining the Mercedes Formula 1 junior programme does not add extra pressure, according to new recruit Frederik Vesti.

Correa to make incredible racing comeback in Formula 3

Juan Manuel Correa will return to competitive action by contesting the FIA Formula 3 Championship with ART Grand Prix after a heroic recovery from injury.

French teenager secures FIA F3 Jenzer drive

Pierre-Louis Chovet is set to contest his first full season in the FIA Formula 3 Championship after securing a drive with Jenzer Motorsport.

Nannini to complete dual F2, F3 campaign, joins Deledda at HWA

Matteo Nannini will complete a dual campaign in Formula 2 and Formula 3 this season with HWA, joining Alessio Deledda in the senior of the two championships.

Hitech GP signs Stanek for dual F3 programme

Roman Stanek will join Hitech GP to contest this year’s FIA Formula 3 and Asian Formula 3 championships.

Prema signs Caldwell to complete 2021 F3 line-up

Olli Caldwell has secured a drive with champion squad Prema Racing in the 2021 FIA Formula 3 Championship.

Jenzer re-signs young Aussie for FIA F3 campaign

Calan Williams will continue with Jenzer Motorsport for a second season in the FIA Formula 3 Championship.

Honda junior Iwasa set for F3 move with Red Bull

Honda protege Ayumu Iwasa is set to become a Red Bull junior for the 2021 season and race in FIA Formula 3 with the energy drink company’s backing.

Piastri wins Sir Jack Brabham Award

Reigning FIA Formula 3 champion Oscar Piastri has been named the latest recipient of the Sir Jack Brabham Award.

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Why Piastri's F3 title was better than results suggested

F3 rookie Oscar Piastri only just snatched the 2020 title with Prema Racing, but the setbacks he overcame to do so suggest that Renault's next Australian talent is one destined for the top.

Red Bull junior Hauger moves to Prema for 2021 F3 campaign

Red Bull Junior Dennis Hauger will return to the FIA Formula 3 Championship in 2021 with double title-winning team Prema Racing.

Nannini switches to HWA for sophomore F3 season

Matteo Nannini will switch to the race-winning HWA squad for his sophomore season in FIA Formula 3 in 2021.

Leclerc's brother Arthur steps up to F3 with Prema

Arthur Leclerc, the younger brother of Ferrari Formula 1 driver Charles, will graduate to the FIA Formula 3 championship next year with the title-winning Prema Racing outfit.

Peroni wins Peter Brock Medal

Alex Peroni has been awarded this year's Peter Brock Medal by Motorsport Australia.

New F2/F3 race weekend format unveiled

The Formula 2 and Formula 3 championships have unveiled a new three-race format for 2021 onwards, and each weekend will now comprise of two sprint races and one feature race.

F2 and F3 announce 2021 calendars, new venues added

Formula 2 and Formula 3 will both visit new circuits in 2021 after unveiling their provisional calendars on Tuesday.

Formula 2, Formula 3 races to run on separate weekends in 2021

The FIA Formula 2 and FIA Formula 3 championships will undergo a significant weekend format change in 2021 as part of a drive to cut costs.

Leclerc, Hauger tipped for Prema F3 seats in 2021

Ferrari protege Arthur Leclerc and Red Bull Junior Dennis Hauger appear to be homing in on seats with double FIA Formula 3 Championship-winning team Prema Racing for 2021. 

Ricciardo impressed with “good kid” Piastri

Daniel Ricciardo says he was impressed with fellow Australian Oscar Piastri's title-winning campaign in FIA F3 this season.

Mugello F3: Piastri crowned champion as Lawson wins final race

Renault junior Oscar Piastri clinched the 2020 FIA Formula 3 title in the season finale at Mugello by just three points as Liam Lawson won from reverse-grid pole position.

Mugello F3: Vesti beats Hughes in race one thriller

Frederik Vesti romped to his third FIA Formula 3 victory of the season at Mugello after overhauling series veteran Jake Hughes on the final lap of the opening race.

F2 and F3 format set for major overhaul in 2021

The FIA Formula 2 and Formula 3 series could be separated next season, with the two championships no longer appearing on the same Grand Prix weekends.

Mugello F3: Zendeli on pole for title decider, Piastri 16th

Lirim Zendeli claimed the final pole position of the 2020 FIA Formula 3 season at Mugello, while championship leader Oscar Piastri will start the first race from 16th position.

Monza F3: Hughes wins dramatic race as Piastri, Sargeant retire

Jake Hughes emerged on top in a dramatic FIA Formula 3 sprint race at Monza on Sunday, as championship frontrunners Oscar Piastri and Logan Sargeant retired due to separate incidents. 

Monza F3: Vesti beats Pourchaire in first race thriller

Prema's Frederik Vesti emerged victorious from a thrilling first FIA Formula 3 race at Monza with a late-race overtake on Theo Pourchaire after charging from ninth on the grid.

Monza F3: Pourchaire takes pole in farcical qualifying

Theo Pourchaire earned his maiden FIA Formula 3 pole position in a farcical qualifying session, which has left three teams under investigation for impeding.