Every year championships talk of a great strength in depth, and race winners and potential champions coming from right the way down the field, and this season shaping up to be a golden one for the category - but for the F3 Euro Series, those cliches are actually true in 2008.
The 30-car field has an almost unprecedented strength in depth, with no fewer than 12 drivers having already won F3 races, and another seven having been multiple race winners or champions in other categories. That gives you almost 20 drivers who are genuinely capable of winning races this season - that's one victory each, then!
The next generation Dallara chassis will take a little bit of the edge away from the more experienced drivers, and give the rookies a better stab at getting up to speed in the car early in the season. Volkswagen have also emerged as an eight-car threat to the established Mercedes units and will throw another variable into what was fast becoming a one-make series.