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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...

Wed 10 Sep 2003
Ernesto Viso Donington race report
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Ernesto Viso Donington race report

Ernesto Viso (Cambridge/Caracas, Venezuela) sensationally took the Scholarship Class Championship lead this weekend with two superb drives to claim a second place and victory in today's twin Formula 3 race encounters. Double pole position, ...

Anthony Davison Donington race report
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Anthony Davison Donington race report

Davison narrowly misses podium at Donington Aussie ace charges to strong race results in penultimate round Australian Will Davison has narrowly missed a podium finish in the latest rounds of the British Formula 3 Championship at Donington. The...

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 ...

Tue 09 Sep 2003
Standings after Donington
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Standings after Donington

Championship Class: Pos Driver Points --- ------------------------------ --------------- 1. Alan van der Merwe 298 points 2. Jamie Green 225 points 3. Nelson Piquet Jr.

Donington round 22 race results
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Donington round 22 race results

Pos Car Driver Nat Chassis/Engine Time --- --- -------------------- ----- --------------------------- ---------- 1. 11 Rob Austin * GBR Dallara F303 Opel Spiess 18 laps 2. 21 Alan van der...

Donington round 21 race results
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Donington round 21 race results

Pos Car Driver Nat Chassis/Engine Time --- --- -------------------- ----- --------------------------- ---------- 1. 33 Nelson Piquet Jr. * BRA Dallara F303 Mugen-Honda 22 laps 2. 7 Richard Antinucci...

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...

Donington round 21 qualifying results
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Donington round 21 qualifying results

Pos Car Driver Nat Chassis/Engine Time Gap To 1st Pole --- --- -------------------- ----- --------------------------- --------- ------- ------- ---- 1. 21 Alan van der Merwe ZA Dallara F303 Mugen-Honda...

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...

Thu 04 Sep 2003
Spa round 19 race report
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Spa round 19 race report

Race - Round 19: Weather: Threatening Now the chips were really down. With 6 races left in this year's British F3 Championship, and 126 points still up for grabs, Alan van der Merwe (Carlin Motorsport) arrived in Belgium with a 64 point lead...

Wed 03 Sep 2003
Spa round 20 qualifying report
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Spa round 20 qualifying report

Qualifying - Round 20: Weather: Damp After the wet weather tyres became a bit of an issue (a tendency to disintegrate in anything less than a monsoon is somewhat disturbing) Avon were allowing the teams as many of the damn things as...

Tue 02 Sep 2003
Spa round 19 qualifying report
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Spa round 19 qualifying report

Changes - Rounds 19 & 20: This season's esoteric version of musical chairs continued unabated at Spa- Francorchamps, with several unexpected plot twists. The uncomplicated bit was the presence of Alvaro Parente at Carlin Motorsport and...

Mon 01 Sep 2003
Van der Merwe Spa report
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Van der Merwe Spa report

Alan van der Merwe is on the verge of clinching the 2003 British Formula Three Championship after scoring two sensational wins at the famous Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium last weekend. "I'm in such a great position, I've had two really good races...

Standings after Spa
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Standings after Spa

Championship Class: Pos Driver Points --- ------------------------------ --------------- 1. Alan van der Merwe 283 points 2. Jamie Green 210 points 3. Nelson Piquet Jr.

Spa round 20 race results
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Spa round 20 race results

Pos Car Driver Nat Chassis/Engine Time --- --- -------------------- ----- --------------------------- ---------- 1. 21 Alan van der Merwe* RSA Dallara F303 Mugen-Honda 11 laps 2. 24 Eric Salignon ...

Spa round 19 race results
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Spa round 19 race results

Note: Race declared at 5 laps (out of 11), therefore half points awarded. Pos Car Driver Nat Chassis/Engine Time --- --- -------------------- ----- --------------------------- ---------- 1. 21 Alan van der...

Spa round 20 qualifying results
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Spa round 20 qualifying results

Pos Car Driver Nat Chassis/Engine Time Gap To 1st Pole --- --- -------------------- ----- --------------------------- --------- ------- ------- ---- 1. 11 Robert Doornbos NED Dallara F303 Opel Spiess...

Spa round 19 qualifying results
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Spa round 19 qualifying results

Pos Car Driver Nat Chassis/Engine Time Gap To 1st Pole --- --- -------------------- ----- --------------------------- --------- ------- ------- ---- 1. 21 Alan van der Merwe RSA Dallara F303 Mugen-Honda...

Sun 31 Aug 2003
Robert Doornbos Spa race report
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Robert Doornbos Spa race report

Guest driver Robert Doornbos makes a great debut at Spa, in British F3 champ. Dutch F3 Euro Series driver Robert Doornbos showed an excellent performance at Spa-Francorchamps with Team Menu Motorsport, this weekend. Robert, regular in the...

Davison moves to Menu Motorsport
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Davison moves to Menu Motorsport

Australian debuts with charging drive in new surroundings at Spa Australian international racer Will Davison has changed teams for the remainder of the 2003 British Formula 3 Championship and joined highly-successful squad, Menu...

Fri 22 Aug 2003
Thruxton round 18 race report
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Thruxton round 18 race report

Race Report - Round 18: And for anyone who thought there was more than enough excitement in Round 17, we give you Round 18, which was much worse in some ways. Again we had people diving for the pits before the race got started, this time though,...

Thruxton round 17 race report
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Thruxton round 17 race report

Changes - Rounds 17 & 18: And once again it was all change in the world of British F3. We have lost count both of the number of drivers some teams have had this year and of the sheer numbers who have stepped in for one or two races and...