The 2010 ATS Formula 3 Cup
Reliable, enduring and calculable: that's the 2010 ATS Formula 3 Cup. The fastest German single-seater series' coming season comprises nine two-race events. Once again, the ATS Formula 3 Cup will represent a main feature of the up-and-coming event package 'ADAC Masters Weekend'. This means that the hopeful talents will have the chance of proving their skills at every German permanent racetrack - and in the Netherlands, at Assen.
The ATS Formula 3 Cup season kick-off and season finale will be held - as usual - at the Motorsportarena Oschersleben. The first points of the season will be scored in the Magedeburger Borde region in April and in October, the two final races also will be staged there. In between, the series organised by the German Formula 3 Association will race at Zwickau's Sachsenring, the Southern German Hockenheimring, the Nurburgring in the Eifel region, the EuroSpeedway in the Niederlausitz - and Assen's TT Circuit, located near Groningen, Netherlands.
As it was the case in the past seasons, a driver can score a maximum of 24 points per event - 10 for each race win and one point each for the pole position and the fastest lap of the respective race. The top eight of each of the 18 races will be rewarded with points. While every car on the grid can score points for the championship - the ATS Formula 3 Cup ranking - the ATS Formula 3 Trophy is open for elder-spec cars only. Currently, the Formula 3 Association expects some 25 single-seaters to contest the 2010 ATS Formula 3 Cup season, with the number of cars a team is allowed to enter being limited to four.
The 2010 calendar:
17./18.04. Motorsportarena Oschersleben, ADAC Masters Weekend
08./09.05. Sachsenring, ADAC Masters Weekend
05./06.06. Hockenheimring, ADAC Masters Weekend
17./18.07. TT Circuit Assen, ADAC Masters Weekend
24./25.07. Nurburgring Sprintkurs, ADAC Truck Grand Prix
07./08.08. TT Circuit Assen, Rizla Race Day
14./15.08. EuroSpeedway Lausitz, ADAC Masters Weekend
28./29.08. Nurburgring GP Kurs, ADAC Masters Weekend
02./03.10. Motorsportarena Oschersleben, ADAC Masters Weekend
Subject to alterations