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Barcelona F3: Sargeant takes third straight pole position

Prema driver Logan Sargeant scored his third FIA Formula 3 pole position in a row at Barcelona to extend his championship lead

Pulcini to make F3 return at Barcelona with Carlin

FIA Formula 3 race-winner Leonardo Pulcini will make a return to the series with Carlin at Barcelona, replacing Ben Barnicoat at the team

Silverstone F3: Viscaal takes maiden series win after thrilling last-lap duel

Bent Viscaal overcame Lirim Zendeli in a thrilling last-lap duel to earn his first FIA Formula 3 race win in the reverse-grid race at Silverstone

Silverstone F3: Sargeant takes maiden win and points lead at Silverstone

Logan Sargeant dominated the first FIA Formula 3 race of the second weekend at Silverstone to earn his maiden F3 victory and the championship lead

Silverstone F3: Sargeant takes another pole, points leader Piastri 11th

Logan Sargeant earned a second successive FIA Formula 3 pole position at Silverstone, while his championship-leading Prema team-mate Oscar Piastri hit trouble

Silverstone F3: Smolyar loses win for weaving, Beckmann inherits victory

Alexander Smolyar has lost his maiden FIA Formula 3 victory, after receiving a post-race five-second penalty for excessive weaving during the second race at Silverstone

Silverstone F3: Smolyar resists Beckmann challenge for maiden win

ART Grand Prix driver Alexander Smolyar resisted race-long pressure from David Beckmann to claim his first FIA Formula 3 victory at Silverstone, as points leader Oscar Piastri failed to score

Lawson sees off Piastri for victory in Silverstone F3 opener

Red Bull junior Liam Lawson fended off a strong challenge from Oscar Piastri to score his second victory of the FIA Formula 3 season in the opening race at Silverstone

Sargeant grabs late pole in Formula 3 Silverstone qualifying

Prema Racing's Logan Sargeant scored his first FIA Formula 3 pole, edging out Red Bull junior Liam Lawson in qualifying at Silverstone by less than a tenth of a second

Barnicoat replaces Ahmed in Carlin F3 line-up for Silverstone

Enaam Ahmed has parted ways with the Carlin team just three races into the 2020 FIA Formula 3 season, and will be replaced by Ben Barnicoat for this weekend's Silverstone round

Why "whirlwind" Tauranac's legacy will stand the test of time Plus

Why "whirlwind" Tauranac's legacy will stand the test of time

The passing of Ralt boss Ron Tauranac last week drew tributes from around the world, not least from the bosses of three prominent teams on whom the Australian designer made a lasting impression

Hungary F3: Beckmann inherits race two win after Viscaal penalty

David Beckmann inherited victory in a wet FIA Formula 3 Championship reversed-grid race at the Hungaroring after Bent Viscaal was robbed by a double penalty and a late safety car

Pourchaire wins dramatic Hungary F3 race

ART Grand Prix starlet Theo Pourchaire became the first repeat winner of the FIA Formula 3 Championship season at the Hungaroring in a race that began in chaotic style

Smolyar superb for wet Formula 3 pole at Hungaroring

Alexander Smolyar put in a mighty performance to take pole position in a wet qualifying session for the FIA Formula 3 Championship round at the Hungaroring

Race of My Life: Christian Klien on the 2003 F3 Masters

As Autosport launches the latest episode in its Race of My Life podcast series, we revisit the race former Red Bull Formula 1 driver Christian Klien picked as his best - the 2003 Marlboro Masters of Formula 3

Styria F3: Pourchaire wins after Hughes and Lawson tangle

Theo Pourchaire scored a fortunate FIA Formula 3 Championship victory in the second race at the Red Bull Ring after late contact for battling leaders Jake Hughes and Liam Lawson

Styria F3: Vesti dominates shortened rain-hit race

Reigning Formula Regional European champion Frederik Vesti dominated the first FIA Formula 3 Championship race of the weekend, which was prematurely ended just after half distance

Vesti pips Beckmann for F3 pole in Austria

Reigning Formula Regional European champion Frederik Vesti claimed pole with a last-ditch effort in qualifying for the second round of the FIA Formula 3 Championship at the Red Bull Ring

Red Bull Ring F3: Lawson pips Verschoor to race two victory

Red Bull Junior Liam Lawson came from fifth at the start to take victory in the reversed-grid FIA Formula 3 Championship race at the Red Bull Ring

Piastri "incredibly lucky" to survive Austria F3 Turn 1 clash unscathed

FIA Formula 3 Championship leader Oscar Piastri was "incredibly lucky" to survive his first-corner collision unscathed on his way to victory in race one at Austria, Prema Racing says

Renault junior Piastri survives first-corner Austria clash to win on F3 debut

Reigning Formula Renault Eurocup champion Oscar Piastri survived a first-corner collision to get his FIA Formula 3 campaign off to a perfect start with victory at the Red Bull Ring

Fernandez takes last-gasp Formula 3 pole in Austria

ART Grand Prix driver Sebastian Fernandez grabbed pole position at the last gasp for the opening round of the FIA Formula 3 Championship at the Red Bull Ring

Ex-Red Bull junior Kari loses Charouz F3 drive on eve of season

Former Red Bull junior Niko Kari has lost his FIA Formula 3 drive with the Charouz team on the eve of the new season, with Roman Stanek taking his place

Beckmann replaces DeFrancesco at Trident for 2020 F3 season

David Beckmann will make his return to the FIA Formula 3 championship in Austria, returning to Trident in place of the outgoing Devlin DeFrancesco

The young driver Red Bull couldn't ignore Plus

The young driver Red Bull couldn't ignore

Igor Fraga has a more colourful career behind him than any other driver on the FIA Formula 3 grid, and now he's beginning to become as recognised for his talents in real racing as in the virtual world

The new F3 car that has teams purring Plus

The new F3 car that has teams purring

Dallara has improved upon its old F3 car with the new 320 for this season's Euroformula Open, ensuring that single-seater competition's 'heritage’ category can race into the future

The junior formula champions on a collision course in F3 Plus

The junior formula champions on a collision course in F3

Prema team-mates Frederik Vesti and Oscar Piastri may be rookies in this season's FIA Formula 3 Championship, but all eyes are on them as they step up as the 2019 kings of Formula Regional and Formula Renault

FIA Formula 3 racer Fraga joins Red Bull junior programme

Red Bull has signed Igor Fraga to its junior driver scheme ahead of his maiden campaign in the FIA Formula 3 series with Charouz Racing System

Peroni fastest overall in three-day Bahrain F3 pre-season test

Campos Racing driver Alex Peroni set the quickest time across three days of Formula 3 pre-season testing in Bahrain, leading HWA driver Jake Hughes

Macau GP winner Richard Verschoor keeps MP Motorsport FIA F3 seat

Macau Grand Prix winner Richard Verschoor will stay with MP Motorsport for a second season in the FIA Formula 3 series this year

Sophia Florsch to contest 2020 FIA F3 season in third Campos entry

Sophia Florsch will make her full-time FIA Formula 3 debut in 2020, and completes Campos Racing's line-up

FIA F3 tweaks points system and reversed-grid race format for 2020

The Formula 1 support series FIA Formula 3 has announced a revised points system and reversed-grid race format for the 2020 season

Manor name set for single-seater return in Euroformula Open series

The Manor name that carried Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen to their maiden single-seater titles could return to single-seater competition in 2020

Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Award finalist Ahmed joins Carlin in F3

Two-time Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award finalist Enaam Ahmed will return to Europe this year to lead Carlin's FIA Formula 3 championship assault

Grid of 20 cars tipped for Euroformula Open's new Dallara 320 era

A grid of around 20 cars is expected for Euroformula Open's first season with the new halo-equipped Dallara 320 racer

Schumacher joins Charouz in F3; Fraga and Kari complete line-up

David Schumacher, son of ex-Formula 1 driver Ralf, will contest the full FIA Formula 3 campaign with Charouz Racing System in 2020, alongside new team-mates Igor Fraga and Niko Kari

1989 Japanese GP winner Nannini's nephew Matteo to race in FIA F3

Formula 1 race winner Alessandro Nannini's nephew Matteo will contest the 2020 FIA Formula 3 season with Jenzer Motorsport

14-year-old US driver Crawford added to Red Bull's F1 junior scheme

Red Bull has signed 14-year-old American driver Jak Crawford to its Formula 1 junior programme, and has also revealed where its other proteges will race in 2020

Prema Racing completes 2020 FIA F3 line-up with Eurocup champion

Prema Racing has completed its FIA Formula 3 line-up by signing Formula Renault Eurocup champion Oscar Piastri, who has also become a full member of Renault's Formula 1 Academy

Fittipaldi, Doohan join Hughes to complete HWA FIA F3 2020 line-up

Ferrari Driver Academy's Enzo Fittipaldi, grandson of double Formula 1 champion Emerson, and 2019 Red Bull junior Jack Doohan have joined HWA alongside Jake Hughes in FIA Formula 3

Formula Regional European champion Vesti gets Prema FIA F3 seat

Inaugural Formula Regional European champion Frederik Vesti will step up to the FIA Formula 3 Championship with reigning champions Prema Racing in 2020

German F4 champion Pourchaire joins ART Grand Prix in FIA F3

Theo Pourchaire will graduate to FIA Formula 3 with ART Grand Prix in 2019, having won the German F4 championship driving for the team part owned by Ralf Schumacher

ART signs SMP-backed Smolyar as its first 2020 FIA Formula 3 driver

SMP Racing-backed youngster Alexander Smolyar will step up to the FIA Formula 3 Championship in 2020 after landing a drive with the ART Grand Prix squad

FIA F3 champion Prema makes first 2020 signing in Logan Sargeant

Reigning FIA Formula 3 champion team Prema Racing has signed Logan Sargeant to mount its title defence in the Formula 1 support series, the first driver confirmed at the squad

The latest Red Bull reject poised to save his career Plus

The latest Red Bull reject poised to save his career

After an incredible win at the Macau Grand Prix, ex-Red Bull junior Richard Verschoor launched himself out of relative obscurity last weekend. The question is, can he use his undeniable talent to overcome his lack of budget and build a professional career?

Shock Macau GP victor Verschoor won with bent steering

Surprise Macau Grand Prix winner Richard Verschoor has revealed that he clouted the wall while leading the race, which bent his steering and almost cost him victory

Macau Grand Prix: Verschoor upstages Vips for giantkilling win

MP Motorsport's Richard Verschoor scored a giantkilling Macau Grand Prix victory by fending off Red Bull Formula 1 junior Juri Vips in the new FIA F3 car's Guia circuit debut

DRS deactivated during the Macau Grand Prix F3 race after failure

The DRS system being used for the first time in Macau was switched off during Saturday's F3 World Cup qualification race after a sensor failure impeded its usage, Autosport understands

How faster new F3 car has changed the face of Macau GP Plus

How faster new F3 car has changed the face of Macau GP

The introduction of the new FIA Formula 3 car as GP3 and European F3 amalgamated was contentious from the outset, and its use in Macau has prompted just as much debate - especially as it became clear just how much faster it was

Macau Grand Prix: Vips wins qualifying race, rivals caught in pile-up

Juri Vips took a controlled win in the Macau Grand Prix qualification race, as a first-lap pile-up took a number of potential contenders out of the running

Ticktum: Faster new FIA F3 car reaching "dangerous" speeds in Macau

Ex-Red Bull Formula 1 junior Dan Ticktum says the speed of the new Formula 3 car around Macau is "dangerous"

How Carlin pulled off "amazing" repairs to Ticktum's car in Macau

Trevor Carlin says his team's "amazing" swift repairs to Dan Ticktum's FIA Formula 3 car in Macau should have taken seven hours

Macau Grand Prix: Red Bull junior Juri Vips claims pole

Red Bull Formula 1 junior Juri Vips scored a stunning Macau Grand Prix qualifying race pole position for Hitech Grand Prix, almost five seconds quicker than last year's best lap

Sophia Florsch: Macau circuit changes are "the right thing"

Sophia Florsch says the "right thing" has been done in the changes made to the Lisboa corner in Macau, where she crashed spectacularly in last year's Formula 3 Grand Prix

Macau Grand Prix: Jake Hughes takes provisional pole on HWA's debut

Jake Hughes took provisional pole for the Macau Grand Prix with the event's fastest ever Formula 3 qualifying lap, in a dramatic session plagued by red-flag stoppages

Macau reveals changes to Florsch crash corner for 2019 event

Macau Grand Prix organisers have moved the inside barrier at the Lisboa corner inwards for this year's running of the event in response to Sophia Florsch's 2018 crash

Peroni to auction helmet from Monza F3 crash to help fund return

Alex Peroni will auction the helmet he wore in his terrifying Formula 3 crash during the Italian Grand Prix weekend to raise funds for his career

Florsch to make Macau comeback a year on from enormous crash

Sophia Florsch will return to the Macau Grand Prix, the scene of her enormous crash last year, with event debutant HWA in 2019

F3-tier champion Vesti replaces injured Daruvala at Macau GP

Formula Regional European champion Frederik Vesti will replace the injured Jehan Daruvala in the Prema Racing team for the Macau Grand Prix

Billy Monger headlines F3 test line-up, F1 juniors feature strongly

Billy Monger headlines the Valencia FIA Formula 3 post-season test entry, as Formula 1 juniors from Ferrari, Renault and Red Bull will all take part over the next three days