Double R Choose to Skip Monaco

Double R Racing have confirmed they will not enter the Monaco Grand Prix supporting F3 Euroseries round - meaning Bruno Senna won't get to race at the circuit his uncle Ayrton won at a record six times

Double R Choose to Skip Monaco

The Kimi Raikkonen-backed British F3 team had announced plans to enter the Monaco Grand Prix support race as a non-championship entrant.

However, the new team's rookie drivers Bruno Senna and Dan Clarke are higher up the championship table than expected, and cannot afford to miss the clashing championship race at Knockhill.

Only four of the series' 22 races have taken place after two were postponed at Spa Francorchamps in April. Clarke is only 15 points away from leader Mike Conway. Senna is 36 points behind.

Clarke told Autosport-Atlas: "We had planned to go to Monaco and had the potential do well there, but we are now in a real championship battle and that has to be the priority.

"To race in front of the Grand Prix crowd at Monaco would have been great, but we can't miss the opportunity to score points."

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