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Mouton: W Series winners moving to F3 would be "fantastic" boost for series

Future W Series champions moving into a Formula 3 seat would be a "fantastic boost" for the series and has been proposed by the FIA, according to rally legend Michele Mouton.

Trident F2 test for F3 podium finisher Williams

FIA Formula 3 podium finisher Calan Williams is set to experience Formula 2 machinery after landing an outing with Trident at December’s end of season test.

FRECA champion Saucy steps up to F3 with ART

Formula Regional European by Alpine champion Gregoire Saucy has signed to ART Grand Prix for the 2022 FIA Formula 3 season.

Saucy tops final day of FIA Formula 3 post-season testing

Formula Regional European champion Gregoire Saucy topped the timesheet on the final day of FIA Formula 3 post-season testing in Valencia for ART Grand Prix to end up fastest overall.

Crawford fastest on second day of Valencia F3 post-season test

Prema's Jak Crawford topped the second day of post-season FIA Formula 3 testing in Valencia from ART rookie Gregoire Saucy.

Doohan tops first day of Valencia F3 post-season test

Jack Doohan led the first day of FIA Formula 3 post-season testing in Valencia, topping both sessions with newcomer Van Amersfoort Racing.

F2 and F3 set for 2022 points allocation changes

FIA Formula 2 and Formula 3 are set to introduce a new points system for the 2022 season.

Ex-F1 driver Hulkenberg to make IndyCar test debut with Arrow McLaren SP

Ex-Formula 1 driver Nico Hulkenberg and Formula 3 race winner Logan Sargeant will test an IndyCar for the first time next week at Barber Motorsports Park.

Formula 2 announces monster 2022 calendar of 28 races

The FIA Formula 2 Championship has announced a record 14-round calendar for the 2022 season that will comprise 28 races on the Formula 1 support bill.

Van Amersfoort to replace HWA on FIA F3 grid from 2022

Van Amersfoort Racing has been selected to join the FIA Formula 3 grid for the next three seasons, replacing HWA Racelab.

From zero to hero: How F3's 2021 champion bounced back

After a disastrous 2020 in FIA Formula 3 with Hitech, Dennis Hauger began to doubt himself - with the self-belief he had built through success in junior series evaporating. But after regrouping, he stormed to the F3 title in 2021. Here’s how he did it

F2 and F3 drivers back return to two-race format for 2022

Formula 2 and Formula 3 drivers have thrown their support behind a raft of format changes for 2022, returning to two races per weekend and reduced gaps between events.

F3 Sochi: Doohan secures teams' title for Trident after fierce Novalak battle

Jack Doohan took victory in the final FIA Formula 3 race of the season in Sochi, securing Trident the teams’ championship title after a tense battle with team-mate Clement Novalak.

F2 Sochi sprint to go ahead, F3 Saturday race cancelled

Formula 2 and Formula 3 organisers have issued a heavily revised Saturday schedule at Sochi, with only one F2 race to go ahead and F3’s sprint race cancelled.

Hauger: F3 title win "unreal" after disappointing 2020

Dennis Hauger says winning the 2021 FIA Formula 3 championship is “unreal” having bounced back from a disappointing 2020 in which he doubted his driving ability.

Sochi F3: Hauger crowned champion as Sargeant wins race

Dennis Hauger secured the FIA Formula 3 title in the first race of the weekend in Sochi, with Logan Sargeant taking his first victory of the season.

Format changes announced for F2 and F3 for 2022

FIA Formula 2 and Formula 3 will both run on the same Formula 1 weekends next year in a change to the feeder series’ formats.

F1 Russian GP facing Saturday rain disruption, FIA brings forward F3 race

Formula 1’s Russian Grand Prix weekend looks set to face rain disruption on Saturday as the FIA brought forward the opening Formula 3 race to Friday.

F3 Sochi: Doohan claims pole from Novalak to keep title hopes alive

Jack Doohan took the final FIA Formula 3 pole position of the season at Sochi in a traffic-packed qualifying session, hotting up his title race with Dennis Hauger.

F3 Sochi: Collet leads MP Motorsport 1-2 in practice

Caio Collet topped FIA Formula 3 practice in Sochi, leading teammate Victor Martins in an MP Motorsport 1-2. 

How Campos Racing has bounced back from its devastating loss Plus

How Campos Racing has bounced back from its devastating loss

After the sudden death of its founder in January, Formula 2 stalwart Campos Racing was left facing its hardest season to date. But new team boss Adrian Jr is determined to honour his father’s legacy and has returned the team to its winning ways

Simmons replaces Yeany at Charouz for F3 finale in Sochi

Ayrton Simmons will replace Hunter Yeany at Charouz Racing System for the final round of the FIA Formula 3 season this weekend in Sochi.

Prema and Campos bosses agree F2 and F3 should revert to old format

The bosses of Prema and Campos Racing say FIA Formula 2 and Formula 3 should revert to the old format used prior to this season, with two races per weekend instead of three. 

How F2 and F3's flawed format changes could prove shortlived

After a chaotic 2020, marred by the coronavirus pandemic, the FIA brought in radical changes to Formula 2 and 3. But less than 12 months later, there are talks of them being reversed after all did not go to plan…

F3 Zandvoort: Hauger extends championship lead with lights-to-flag win

Dennis Hauger took his fourth FIA Formula 3 win of the year in Zandvoort, leading from lights to flag to boost his championship lead with just one round remaining.

F3 drivers "really surprised" by Zandvoort passing opportunities

FIA Formula 3 drivers have expressed their surprise at how many opportunities there are to overtake around the Zandvoort circuit after an action-packed second race won by Victor Martins.

F3 Zandvoort: Martins takes maiden win as title rivals non-score

Victor Martins captured his first FIA Formula 3 victory at Zandvoort, with a convincing charge through the field putting him third in the drivers standings.

FIA F3 season finale moved from Austin to Sochi

The season finale of FIA Formula 3 has been moved from the Circuit of the Americas to Sochi after "unavoidable logistical changes" scuppered plans to race in the US.

F3 Zandvoort: Leclerc holds off Sargeant for second win of the season

Arthur Leclerc took his second FIA Formula 3 victory in the first sprint race at Zandvoort, clinging onto the lead despite huge pressure from Logan Sargeant.

F3 Zandvoort: Hauger snatches pole away from Schumacher

Dennis Hauger stole pole position from David Schumacher in the final moments of FIA Formula 3 qualifying at Zandvoort, taking the front spot for the third time this season.

F3 Zandvoort: Crawford tops twice-red-flagged practice session

Jak Crawford set the quickest time in FIA Formula 3 practice at Zandvoort, with the 16-year-old taking the top spot in a session halted twice by red flags.

Spa F3: Doohan wins feature race after battle with Martins

Jack Doohan took his second consecutive victory in FIA Formula 3 at Spa, with his huge points haul reigniting the title fight.

Spa F3: Doohan holds off Schumacher to win finishing behind safety car

Jack Doohan took his second FIA Formula 3 win in the second sprint race at Spa, which was marred by safety cars amid more wet conditions.

Spa F3: Colombo dominates wet race by 13s after delayed start

Lorenzo Colombo took his first ever FIA Formula 3 win in a soaked sprint race at Spa, leading by over 13 seconds to take a storming debut victory.

Spa F3: Doohan scores first ever series pole in wet conditions

Jack Doohan took his first pole position of the season in FIA Formula 3 at Spa, battling wet conditions to take the top spot for Sunday’s feature race.

Spa F3: Novalak tops practice ahead of Rasmussen

Clement Novalak took the top spot in FIA Formula 3 practice at Spa, taking the fastest time in the last minute of a foggy first session of the weekend.

Charouz makes double driver change for Belgium F3 round

Charouz Racing System has altered its FIA F3 driver line-up with Hunter Yeany and Zdenek Chovanec replacing Enzo Fittipaldi and Reshad de Gerus at Spa-Francorchamps this weekend.

Discussions held to create W-Series/FIA F3 driver pathway

FIA Formula 3 boss Bruno Michel said he has spoken to W Series CEO Catherine Bond Muir about ways to get drivers from the series involved in F3.

Macau F3 and GT World Cup races cancelled again

The FIA Formula 3 World Cup and FIA GT World Cups in Macau will be cancelled for the second straight year due to coronavirus restrictions.

Hungary F3: Hauger beats Leclerc to win wet third race behind safety car

Championship leader Dennis Hauger took his third win of the season in FIA Formula 3 at the Hungaroring, conquering a wet race to lead a Prema 1-2.

Hungary F3: Nannini takes maiden win after battling Fittipaldi

Matteo Nannini took his maiden win in FIA Formula 3 at the Hungaroring after a dramatic battle with Enzo Fittipaldi.

Penalty denies Colombo maiden F3 win, Iwasa inherits victory

Lorenzo Colombo has lost his first FIA Formula 3 victory after he was handed a post-race five-second time penalty, with Red Bull junior Ayumu Iwasa inheriting the win.

Hungary F3: Colombo wins first sprint race after Edgar mechanical failure

Lorenzo Colombo took his first FIA Formula 3 victory at the Hungaroring from second on the grid after polesitter Jonny Edgar’s race was scuppered by a mechanical failure.

Hungary F3: Leclerc leads Prema to qualifying front row lock-out

Arthur Leclerc took pole position at the Hungaroring on Friday, leading team-mate Dennis Hauger to a Prema Racing front row lock out for Sunday’s feature race.

Hungary F3: Smolyar tops practice ahead of Hauger

Alexander Smolyar topped practice in FIA Formula 3 at the Hungaroring, pipping Dennis Hauger to the top spot by almost two-tenths.

The challenge of regaining career momentum after a year on the sidelines

OPINION: After winning the 2019 Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year award, it has been a tricky past 18 months for Johnathan Hoggard. But now the Jenzer Motorsport FIA Formula 3 driver reckons he’s back on track

F2, F3 evaluating calendar and format changes for 2022

Changes to the weekend format and reducing the gaps between events are at the centre of discussions regarding the look of FIA Formula 2 and FIA Formula 3 for 2022.

Prema unites with Iron Lynx to form Italian superteam

Single-seater powerhouse Prema has moved under the control of the owners of the Iron Lynx sportscar squad to create a new Italian superteam.

Austria F3: Vesti boosts title push with first win of 2021

Frederik Vesti took victory in FIA Formula 3 at the Red Bull Ring, passing polesitter Dennis Hauger for his first win of the season.

Austria F3: Hand injury forces Kaylen Frederick to withdraw

Kaylen Frederick has been ruled out of Sunday’s FIA Formula 3 Championship race at the Red Bull Ring after sustaining a hand injury that has required hospital treatment.

Austria F3: David Schumacher takes maiden win in chaotic race two

David Schumacher took victory in a chaotic FIA Formula 3 second sprint race in Austria on Saturday, scoring his first points in the championship.

Sargeant loses Austria F3 podium as 11 drivers hit with penalties

Logan Sargeant has lost his FIA Formula 3 podium from this morning’s sprint race in Austria, dropping from third to P15, as ten other drivers were also handed penalties.

Austria F3: Hauger wins dramatic sprint race from 12th

Dennis Hauger took victory in a chaotic FIA Formula 3 sprint race, moving up 11 places to take the chequered flag in a Prema 1-2 at the Red Bull Ring.

Austria F3: Hauger claims pole as track limits breach denies Collet

Dennis Hauger snatched pole position from Caio Collet after a tense FIA Formula 3 qualifying session in Austria, as the Alpine junior driver had his quickest lap time deleted.

Austria F3: Caldwell tops practice ahead of Crawford and Sargeant

Olli Caldwell topped the timesheet in FIA Formula 3 practice in Austria, beating Jack Doohan to the top spot after he had his time deleted.

How the latest 'son of' youngster found his feet in F3

After a promising start to his single-seater racing career, life in the Formula 1 feeder series gave Jack Doohan a reality check. But, following a year of learning and toiling, the driver with one of the most famous surnames on the Formula 3 grid isn’t feeling the weight of expectation pushing down too hard on him any longer

France F3: Doohan beats Hauger on drying track to claim first series win

Trident’s Jack Doohan took his first FIA Formula 3 win at Paul Ricard, snatching victory from Prema Racing’s Dennis Hauger in a wet weather-affected race.

Leclerc marked maiden F3 win with "emotional" moment with brother

Arthur Leclerc said he celebrated his first “special” FIA Formula 3 win at Paul Ricard with an “emotional” moment shared with older brother, Ferrari Formula 1 driver Charles Leclerc.

France F3: Arthur Leclerc takes first victory in Prema 1-2

Arthur Leclerc took his first victory in FIA Formula 3 in Saturday’s second sprint race, leading a Prema Racing 1-2 at Paul Ricard ahead of team-mate Dennis Hauger.

France F3: Smolyar takes dramatic last-lap win from Martins

ART Grand Prix’s Alexander Smolyar fought through the field to take his second FIA Formula 3 win of the year after a last-lap tussle for the lead with Victor Martins.