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.
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…