The BRDC British Formula 3 Championship is a cost-effective junior racing series, which provides young racers with the opportunity to race at some of the UK’s top circuits in the eight round championship, as well as the renowned Spa–Francorchamps.
|3rd - 5th April||Oulton Park||UK|
|24th - 25th April||Snetterton||UK|
|22nd - 23rd May||Brands Hatch GP||UK|
|26th - 27th June||Silverstone GP||UK|
|10th - 11th July||Donington Park||UK|
|24th - 25th July||Spa||Belgium|
|14th - 15th August||Silverstone GP|
|11th - 12th September||Donington Park||UK|
The BRDC British Formula 3 Championship is run by MSVR and comprises 24 races across eight events. The weekend format includes a 20 minute qualifying session and three 20 minute races.The grid for the first is set in qualifying order, the grid for the second in order of race 1 with the top 8 reversed, and the grid for the third race in order of fastest laps from race 1 or 2. Such a format provides exciting racing, the opportunity for misfortune in qualifying or races not to ruin the weekend and for drivers to develop overtaking skills. The BRDC Formula 4 Championship is a single seater motorsport series based in the United Kingdom. The championship is designed as a low-cost entrance to car racing, and is aimed at young racing drivers moving up from Karting. There are two separate championships run each season; the main championship and a shorter winter series.The series was originally operated by the 750 Motor Club along the Formula Vee series as an entry level single seater formula for young drivers. In September 2012, it was announced that the “Formula 4″ name would be passed onto MotorSport Vision (MSV) and the British Racing Drivers’ Club to create a new Formula 4 Championship. The championship features a mix of professional motor racing teams and privately funded drivers using identical 2.0-litre cars built by Ralph Firman’s RFR company. Starting from the 2015 winter series the championship will switch to a new Tatuus car powered by a Cosworth engine, designed specifically for BRDC F3.In 2014, George Russell was crowned champion following a dramatic victory in the season finale at Snetterton. Russell beat out his Lanan Racing teammate Arjun Maini by just three points and went on to win the 2014 McLaren Autosport BRDC Award later in the year. [/tab]
The Tatuus-Cosworth F4-016 car is a significantly more powerful car with a more sophisticated aerodynamic package and increased downforce making it the fastest F3 car anywhere in the world.
The car utilises a carbon-fibre Tatuus chassis and is powered by a 2-litre 230bhp spec Cosworth engine. The F3-016 meets all the latest FIA Formula 3 safety regulations including side impact panels, front and rear carbon impact structures, wheel tethers and extractable seat.
An improved aerodynamic set-up includes a highly adjustable front-wing and two piece rear-wing, and an F1-style front splitter and rear diffuser, which provides the most downforce in class.
It features a six-speed sequential gearbox with paddle shift provided by Sadev and fitted with a limited-slip differential, unique to BRDC F4.
Pirelli will continue to provide both dry and wet tyres to the Duo BRDC British Formula 3 Championship.
The braking system is supplied by AP Racing and features 4-piston front calipers and floating, grooved and ventilated discs with 2-piston rear caliper and fixed vented rear disc.
Twin wishbone suspension with two-way adjustable dampers and adjustable front and rear anti-roll bars will provide drivers with plenty of scope for set-up changes.