Formula 3 European Championship returns to Britain for 2017

The Formula 3 European Championship will return to Great Britain in 2017 after a one-year absence

Formula 3 European Championship returns to Britain for 2017

A 10-event championship was confirmed by the FIA World Motorsport Council in Vienna on Wednesday.

The season opener is listed as being in Great Britain, after the nation missed out on a round in 2016, albeit without a track or date.

Silverstone hosted the first round in 2014 and '15, alongside the World Endurance Championship.

Next year's WEC season opener will also be held at Silverstone, on April 14-16, and looms as the most-likely fit for the F3 calendar.

Monza also returns to the schedule following a one-year absence, but the date for it to host the second round of the season is also yet to be finalised.

That April date looks set to be the World Touring Car Championship's Monza return.

Paul Ricard and Imola have been dropped from this year's schedule.

Other than the Pau and Spa events, the rest of the year is likely to tie in with the to-be-announced DTM schedule, with a date yet to be attached to the Red Bull Ring round late in the year.

The Macau Grand Prix on November 19 will continue to act at the FIA Formula 3 World Cup.

2017 FORMULA 3 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP CALENDAR

TBC TBC, Great Britain
April TBC Monza, Italy
May 21 Pau, France
June 4 Zandvoort, Netherlands
June 25 Norisring, Germany
July 29 Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
August 20 Hungaroring, Hungary
September 10 Nurburgring, Germany
TBC Red Bull Ring, Austria
October 15 Hockenheim, Germany

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