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Sun 23 Nov 2003
Brands Hatch round 24 race report
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Brands Hatch round 24 race report

Weather: Cold, overcast, and getting darker and more dismal by the minute After a relatively processional race earlier in the day, many were hoping that the final race of the 2003 British F3 season might provide something in the way of thrills...

Brands Hatch round 23 race report
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Brands Hatch round 23 race report

Weather: Cold, cloudy It would have been nice to report that the last two races of the 2003 British F3 Championship were full of drama and excitement, but if we tried to say that we'd have to lie. The first race of the weekend in...

Sun 16 Feb 2003
Diamond Racing and Will Power compete with Ralt F303
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Diamond Racing and Will Power compete with Ralt F303

Australian Will Power will be racing in the British Formula 3 Championship this year for the Wokingham based Diamond Racing Team in a Ralt Mugen-Honda F303. Diamond's boss, Hughie Absalom, who saw 23-year-old Will test an F3 car at Silverstone...

Sat 06 Dec 2003
Will Davison International appoints Commercial Manager
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Will Davison International appoints Commercial Manager

John Benson joins group eager to help Davison all the way to F1 Will Davison International, the company formed to assist young Australian racing star Will Davison progress the motor racing ladder all the way to Formula 1, has announced the ...

Tue 30 Sep 2003
Billy Asaro Brands Hatch qualifying report
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Billy Asaro Brands Hatch qualifying report

Asaro Qualifies Superbly at Brands Hatch Canadian Hoping to End Season with Victory September 27, 2003 (Toronto, Canada): Billy Asaro was sensational today, qualifying third and sixth for a pair of British Formula 3 Championship races at Brands...

Tue 08 Apr 2003
Alan van der Merwe handed win at DoningtonHeadline
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Alan van der Merwe handed win at Donington

Jamie Green and Richard Antinucci were disqualified from first and fifth position in round 1 of the British Formula Three Championship. The scrutineers discovered that the Carlin team-mates had raced on the wrong set of tyres and were forced to...

Fri 08 Aug 2003
Billy Asaro Zandvoort Masters preview
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Billy Asaro Zandvoort Masters preview

August 7, 2003 (Toronto, Canada): Billy Asaro, competitor in the British Formula 3 Championship, will compete in the thirteenth annual Marlboro Masters this weekend at the famous Zandvoort circuit in Holland. The Marlboro Masters draws 100,000 ...

Tue 22 Apr 2003
Van der Merwe sails to Snetterton round three winHeadline
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Van der Merwe sails to Snetterton round three win

Alan van der Merwe, fresh from an inherited win at Donington Park two weeks ago, extended his lead in the championship with a fine display at Snetterton on Easter Sunday. The South African lead for the whole race and, despite pressure mid-race...

Tue 13 May 2003
Standings after Croft
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Standings after Croft

Championship Class: Pos Driver Points --- ------------------------------ --------------- 1. Alan van der Merwe 104 points 2. Jamie Green 79 points 3. Rob Austin ...

Wed 23 Apr 2003
Van der Merwe double winner at SnettertonHeadline
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Van der Merwe double winner at Snetterton

Alan van der Merwe dominated the Formula Three meeting at Snetterton on the Easter weekend. The South African driver started from pole position for both races, won both races and led every single lap. Only Richard Antinucci setting the fastest lap...

Thu 16 Oct 2003
Thruxton round 17 qualifying report
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Thruxton round 17 qualifying report

It was another one of those odd Thruxton sessions, where the weather heats up to the extent that it becomes almost impossible to improve at all in the final third of practice, and even if you could squeeze any more life out of your Avons, it would...

Sat 13 Dec 2003
Davison hungry for Minardi test
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Davison hungry for Minardi test

Australian racing international Will Davison has been given the opportunity of a lifetime by the expat Aussie owner of the Minardi Formula 1 team, Paul Stoddart, and been offered a test with the team in 2004. Davison, 21, who raced in this...

Fri 05 Sep 2003
Spa round 20 race report
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Spa round 20 race report

Race - Round 20: Weather: Wet As the cars lined up on the grid for Round 20 of the British F3 series the heavens had just opened, but the rain seemed to be passing over. There was a great deal of anxious staring at the sky going on, while...

Tue 22 Apr 2003
Snetterton round four results
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Snetterton round four results

<pre> Snetterton, British Formula 3 Round Four Provisional Race Result Pos No Class* DRIVER NAT. TEAM CAR 1 21 C Alan van der MERWE RSA Carlin Motorsport ...

Sun 20 Apr 2003
Van der Merwe gets round three pole at SnettertonHeadline
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Van der Merwe gets round three pole at Snetterton

Alan van der Merwe qualified in pole position for round three of the British Formula Three Championship. Conditions were cold and windy at Snetterton circuit as the Championship class field went out for the 20 minute session early in the ...

Wed 10 Sep 2003
Alan van der Merwe claims championship
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Alan van der Merwe claims championship

Alan van der Merwe clinched the 2003 British Formula Three Championship at Donington Park with two superb drives last weekend. The British F3 Championship is regarded as one of the best proving grounds for young driver talent and Alan van der ...

Mon 14 Jul 2003
Oulton Park Jesper Carlsen preview
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Oulton Park Jesper Carlsen preview

The Danish driver who ran for half a season last year in British F3 is back with Team SYR for this weekends F3-racing action at Oulton Park Denmark's Jesper Carlsen who was forced to miss the latest rounds of the 2002 Avon Tyres British Formula...

Tue 18 Feb 2003
Asaro signs with Alan Docking Racing
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Asaro signs with Alan Docking Racing

Asaro targets British F3 Championship with ADR. Following Villeneuve's footsteps to F1 February 17, 2003 (Toronto, Ontario): Canadian race driver Billy Asaro will return to the British Formula Three Championship this year with 2002 title-winning...

Tue 09 Sep 2003
Donington round 22 qualifying results
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Donington round 22 qualifying results

Pos Car Driver Nat Chassis/Engine Time Gap To 1st Pole --- --- -------------------- ----- --------------------------- --------- ------- ------- ---- 1. 11 Rob Austin GBR Dallara F303 Opel Spiess...

Mon 07 Apr 2003
Will Davison Donington race notes
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Will Davison Donington race notes

Davison shines with points finish at difficult Donington. Aussie overcomes car problems to finish in top 10. Australian racer Will Davison has scored valuable championship points with two gritty drives in his debut in the British Formula 3 ...

Sat 19 Apr 2003
Donington qualifying report
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Donington qualifying report

Qualifying - Round 1: It's April in England, so it's time for the British F3 circus to reconvene, complete with the usual gamut of acrobats, high wire artistes and the occasional clown, as 31 hopefuls assembled at Donington Park to slug it...

Thu 16 Oct 2003
Thruxton round 18 qualifying report
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Thruxton round 18 qualifying report

After a messy morning session for Round 17, this wasn't a lot better, though it was slightly different. At least this time neither Nelson Piquet Jr (Piquet Sports) nor Alan van der Merwe (Carlin Motorsport) was prepared to wait for everyone else...

Sun 10 Aug 2003
Billy Asaro Zandvoort Masters qualifying
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Billy Asaro Zandvoort Masters qualifying

August 9, 2003 (Toronto, Canada): Canadian Formula 3 racer Billy Asaro has qualified to race in the Marlboro Masters at Zandvoort, Holland. He will grid nineteenth when 35 cars line up for the thirteenth annual race tomorrow afternoon. Two ...

Mon 12 May 2003
Asaro promoted after Knockhill scoring review
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Asaro promoted after Knockhill scoring review

May 12, 2003 (Toronto, Ontario): A review of results from yesterday's pair of British Formula 3 Championship races at Knockhill, Scotland, has resulted in Billy Asaro gaining seven places in race two. Originally shown seventeenth in class, the ...

Sun 20 Apr 2003
van der Merwe sweeps pole positions at SnettertonHeadline
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van der Merwe sweeps pole positions at Snetterton

Alan van der Merwe secured a brace of pole positions at Snetterton for rounds three and four of the British Formula Three Championship. He took pole position in the first qualifying session earlier in the day and then repeated the feat in the ...

Wed 19 Feb 2003
Robbie Kerr test with Formula Nippon team
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Robbie Kerr test with Formula Nippon team

Kerr stars in first Japanese outing. 2002 British Formula 3 champion Robbie Kerr has just completed a successful 3 day test for the reigning Formula Nippon champions, PIAA Nakajima Racing. Robbie, who ran as high as 3rd fastest during his time...

Tue 13 May 2003
Knockhill round eight race results
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Knockhill round eight race results

Pos Car Driver Nat Chassis/Engine Time --- --- -------------------- ----- --------------------------- ---------- 1. 33 Nelson Piquet Jr. BRA Dallara F303 Mugen-Honda 21 laps 2. 4 Jamie Green ...

Tue 22 Apr 2003
Sweeney Racing Snetterton race report
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Sweeney Racing Snetterton race report

Carroll out of luck with Lola-Dome as Viso takes double podium. Snetterton Circuit in Norfolk played host to two gruelling F3 encounters this afternoon as the cream of Europe's young racing drivers went head-to-head for Rounds Three and Four of...

Mon 21 Apr 2003
2003 British Formula 3 schedule
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2003 British Formula 3 schedule

<pre> 2003 British Formula 3 Schedule Round Date Location 1 April 5/6 Donington Park [National] 2 April 19/20 Snetterton Easter Sunday 3 May 3/4 Croft 4 May 10/11 Knockhill 5 ...

Tue 14 Oct 2003
IF3: Ernesto Viso joins Carlin for Cagliari
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IF3: Ernesto Viso joins Carlin for Cagliari

Ernesto Jose Viso has confirmed that he will take part in the first Masters of Sardinia event, having signed with Carlin Motorsport. The race, also known as the Grand Prix of Cagliari, will support the final round of the Euro F3000 Championship.

Wed 30 Apr 2003
Will Davison Croft review
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Will Davison Croft review

Next stop: Croft. Davison aims for strong result in British F3 rounds five and six. Australian Formula 3 racer Will Davison heads to Croft this weekend for the fifth and sixth rounds of the British Formula 3 Championship keen to put a tough ...

Tue 22 Apr 2003
Standings after Snetterton
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Standings after Snetterton

<pre> 2003 Avon Tyres British Formula Three Championship Points after Snetterton: Rounds 3 and 4 Championship Class: 1 Alan van der Merwe 76 2 Rob Austin 49 3 Jamie Green 44 4 Ronnie ...

Sun 20 Apr 2003
Snetterton starting grid round three
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Snetterton starting grid round three

British Formula Three Qualifying, Round 3, Snetterton 19th April 2003 Pos Driver Time ------- ----------------------- -------- 1 Alan van der Merwe 1:01.845 2 Nelson Piquet Jr 1:02.079 3 ...

Sun 23 Nov 2003
Brands Hatch round 23 qualifying report
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Brands Hatch round 23 qualifying report

Changes - Rounds 23 & 24: Robert Doornbos was back in British F3 after his previous outing with Menu Motorsport at Spa. He must have liked racing for them. Meanwhile Lewis Hamilton is making his racing debut for Manor Motorsport after a ...

Fri 12 Sep 2003
Donington round 22 race report
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Donington round 22 race report

Weather: Fine, sunny. After all the excitement of Saturday, Round 22 was always likely to be something of an anticlimax, and so it proved. With the Championship Class title decided, and Alan van der Merwe (Carlin Motorsport) finally ...

Donington round 21 race report
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Donington round 21 race report

We've seen some pretty weird races in our time in a combined half-century or more of watching motor sports (and F3 continuously since 1986), but on a scale of one to ten where 1 is "that's a bit odd" and 10 is "you just had to be there to believe...