Has F1's best training ground been sentenced or saved?
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Has F1's best training ground been sentenced or saved?

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The announcement of a single-make Formula 3 category on the F1 package was unsurprising but sad. It heralds the end of F3 as it has been known - but is that such a bad thing?

The first Formula 3 race I ever saw was over 27 years before almost-crowned 2017 European champion Lando Norris was born. In fact, at my then-age of almost five and three-quarters, even Lando's dad was only a toddler.

Since then, I've seen literally hundreds of F3 races (it may even be thousands) so, to me, the announcement from last week's FIA World Motor Sport Council that the category will become a one-make, spec-chassis, 350bhp spec-engine formula from 2019 is a very big deal - and a very sad day, even if it's one that had been anticipated.

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