Macau Formula 3 Grand Prix FIA Formula 3 Intercontinental Cup 25th Running of Legendary Street Race As the Macau Formula 3 Grand Prix prepares for the 25th running of the Far East Classic, the competition amongst the drivers to earn a coveted invitation to the legendary race will be greater than ever.
The late Ayrton Senna is the first name on the roll of honour, since joined by the likes of Michael Schumacher, David Coulthard, and Takuma Sato. The Grand Prix has become a "must have" on the CV's of future champions, and the most recent Formula 1 phenomena, Lewis Hamilton, competed in Macau twice on his way to international stardom.
Macau Milestones for Eddie Jordan
Although his name is synonymous with Formula 1 racing, Macau has been the venue for several milestones in the life of Eddie Jordan: "I won Macau in 1983 with a guy called Da Silva who changed his name the next day to (Ayrton) Senna," he says. Twenty-two years later, Jordan became the first to bring a modern Formula 1 car to the Guia Circuit, the same year Lewis Hamilton was competing in the Formula 3 Grand Prix, where the pair actually met on a bus!
Conway On Way to Stardom
Reigning Macau and British Formula 3 Champion is already on his way to a possible Formula 1 future, having signed with Super Nova to contest the 2007 GP2 season as well as an agreement with Honda Racing that will see him test one of their F1 cars this year.
FIA World Touring Car Championship
Rolling Start a First for Macau The FIA WTCC adopted the rolling start from the current season. With the agreement of all the manufacturers, the first race of each event has a rolling start, while the format of the second remains a standing start.
This will be a "first" for Macau, as all races (with the exception of the very first Grand Prix which was a `Le Mans' type start) have been standing starts off the grid. Changes to "Success Ballast" Rules This year every driver started the season with 10kg ballast. More is then added between meetings based on both race results and championship position. Results ballast is added up to a maximum of 40kg and a minimum of -10kg. Championship position ballast is added at a rate of 5kg for every 10 points scored. The two ballasts combined may total up to a maximum of 60kg.