The 2014 British Formula 3 Series has returned to its roots, and sees an expansion from the four events of 2013 to seven events in total next year. Gone is the race weekend at the Nurburging, with Spa being the only overseas event, while tracks returning to the fold are Rockingham, Snetterton, Thruxton and Donington Park.
Plans were to initially run 6 events, but a seventh was added to the schedule close to it being announced. Hampshire track Thruxton, the fastest race track for racing in Europe, returns for the first time in three years, while Rockingham, Snetterton and Donington Park return after a season long absence. The two rounds held in Britain this year at Silverstone and Brands Hatch also return.
Spa-Francorchamps remains on the schedule as a support series to the Blancpain Endurance series’ 24 hours of Spa. The lose of the Nurburgring weekend is no surprise as the series aims to remain a cheap option for drivers in their progression through racing.
Double R Racing team boss Anthony Hieatt has said “It makes it a proper, viable championship, and retains the aim to keep it as cheap as possible.
“But the big thing the organisers have got to do is not to have clashes with European F3. If we’re going to do this cheaply, we need to be able to use the same personnel for both championships.”
The races at Silverstone and Thruxton are still to have their dates confirmed.
Provisional 2014 British Formula 3 Calendar
May 3-4 – Rockingham Motor Speedway
TBA – Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit
June 21-22 – Snetterton Circuit
July 25-26 – Spa Francorchamps, Belgium
TBA – Thruxton Circuit
August 30-31 – Brands Hatch
September 13-14 – Donington Park