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Formula 3: The story so far

Formula 3: The story so far

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F3 has not graced our screens since the end of May. As the series heads to Silverstone for Round Four, we take a look at how the championship is shaping up. 

France’s Victor Martins currently leads the F3 standings (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP) (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP via Getty Images)
Round One: Sakhir

Back in March, F3 launched its 2022 championship alongside Formula 1 in Bahrain. CEO Bruno Michel unveiled a new weekend format that simplified the system used in 2021.

Like Formula 2, drivers are allocated one 45-minute practice session on Friday, followed by a 30-minute shoot-out to pole. There is then a sprint race on Saturday (in which the top 12 qualifiers are reversed), and a typical feature race on Sunday. The races are slightly shorter than in F2, at 40 and 45 minutes respectively. 

A whopping 16 out of 30 of this year’s competitors are rookies hoping to make their mark. 

In Bahrain, Franco Colapinto claimed…

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