2019 marked the launch of the FIA Formula 3 Championship, an entry point for young and ambitious drivers to join the Formula 1 circus, and to give them the chance to take the path to join their heroes in the main paddock.
With some of the world's best racing teams on board, and the hottest young motor racing talents from across the globe filling their race seats, Formula 3 promises to be one of the most exciting championships in motorsport.
The Championship was designed to be the perfect driver training ground for both Formula 2 and, ultimately, Formula 1. The F3 2019 car features a naturally aspirated 3.4 litre bespoke Mecachrome 6 cylinder engine, which delivers 380 HP at 8000 rpm. Using the same chassis, engine and Pirelli tyres, our young drivers must showcase their skills both in speed and in managing tyres, just like they will have to do when they move up the motorsport ladder. With two races per weekend and reverse grids, these skills will prove crucial in the battle to become F3's champion.
Every event on the calendar will be part of the Formula 1 support package, providing the drivers with first-hand experience of racing in the Grand Prix environment and gaining the much-coveted F1 exposure.
Our partnerships with some of the best brains in the motor sport business - such as Dallara and Pirelli - ensures our Championship is constantly evolving and, along with all of our other dedicated partners, creates a feeder category that remains ahead of the game and is technologically advanced while crucially remaining affordable.
The Championship benefits from the FIA's excellence to scrutineer the cars and oversee the running of all Formula 3 events, while the Formula One Group's unparalleled expertise in the broadcasting and marketing of the Championship ensures that it has truly global reach and appeal
As the FIA Formula 3 Championship begins, we are looking forward to watching the class of drivers battle it out on track - and we hope you are too!