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British F3 forced into name change after FIA decision

The BRDC British F3 Championship has been rebranded as the GB3 Championship following a decision by the FIA which will come into effect immediately.

British F3 to adopt IndyCar-style 'shark fin'

The BRDC British F3 car will run an IndyCar-style ‘shark fin’ device positioned in front of the driver in 2020, but won’t switch to a halo next season.

2018 in review: Indian single-seater drivers

Indian drivers were found at every single step of the junior motor racing ladder in 2018, with - at opposing ends - Akash Gowda racing in Asian F3 and Arjun Maini joining the Formula 2 series.

Kush Maini explains how British F3 title bid derailed

Kush Maini emerged as a serious title contender at the start of the 2018 British F3 season, but a clutch of issues in the second half of the year left him a distant third in the championship.

Chadwick becomes first female British F3 winner

Jamie Chadwick has taken her maiden win in the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship at Brands Hatch to become the first woman to take a victory in the series.

Monger never believed comeback podium was possible

Billy Monger says he never believed he would finish on the podium on his racing comeback after taking third place in the BRDC British Formula 3 opener at Oulton Park.

Monger seals F3 drive for Oulton Park opener

Billy Monger will make his racing return this weekend in the opening round of BRDC British Formula 3 Championship at Oulton Park.

Monger "not too far away" from British F3 deal

Billy Monger believes he is “not too far away” from securing a return to racing in the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship this year after completing more testing with Carlin.

Maldonado's cousin lands British F3 seat

Manuel Maldonado, the cousin of Formula 1 race winner Pastor, will compete in the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship this year.

GT champion Chadwick makes single-seater switch

Former British GT class champion Jamie Chadwick will race single-seaters in 2017, having joined the ranks of the BRDC British F3 series.

F4 US champion Das signs with Carlin in BRDC F3

Reigning US Formula 4 champion Cameron Das will make a full-time move to Europe this year, competing in the BRDC Formula 3 championship.

Donington BF3: Leist wins title, Collard crashes twice

Matheus Leist has been crowned the 2016 British F3 champion after chief rival Ricky Collard crashed twice during the season finale at Donington Park.

Snetterton BF3: Collard doubles up with Race 3 win

Championship leader Ricky Collard notched his fifth British F3 win of the season at Snetterton, seeing off an early challenge from title rival Matheus Leist in race 3.

Snetterton BF3: Mazepin wins Race 2 on debut weekend

Force India development driver Nikita Mazepin scored a victory on his debut weekend in British F3, taking the winning honours in the second race at Snetterton.

Snetterton BF3: Collard wins Race 1 as Ahmed rolls

Championship leader Ricky Collard cruised to victory in the opening British F3 race at Snetterton, surviving an early safety car period to extend his advantage at the top of the standings.

Spa BF3: Norris scores double win, Collard keeps points lead

Carlin’s Lando Norris scored a double win in the sixth round of the British Formula 3 Championship, with Thomas Randle also picking up a victory at Spa-Francorchamps.

Silverstone BF3: Leist and Sowery take wins in rain-shortened round

Matheus Leist and Toby Sowery shared wins in the fifth round of the British F3 season at Silverstone after the final race was abandoned due to heavy rain.

Oulton Park BF3: Collard extends championship lead with two wins

Carlin's Ricky Collard extended his championship lead to 37 points from second-placed Thomas Randle after winning two of the three races of Oulton Park's British F3 weekend.

Vaidyanathan escapes horror crash at Oulton Park

Carlin's Ameya Vaidyanathan escaped a horrific crash in Race 1 of the British F3 round at Oulton Park unhurt.

Rockingham BF3: Collard dominates Race 3 to extend championship lead

Ricky Collard extended his championship lead, after winning the final race of the Rockingham weekend, starting from second row of the grid.

Rockingham BF3: Randle secures maiden win as Bortoleto rolls

Thomas Randle took his maiden British F3 win, in Race 2 of the Rockingham weekend, having started from fifth on the grid.

Rockingham BF3: Norris wins Race 1 after thrilling battle with Collard

Lando Norris secured his second win of the British F3 season, in the opening race of the Rockingham weekend, ahead of teammate Ricky Collard.

Rockingham BF3: Norris leads Carlin 1-2 in qualifying

Lando Norris marked his return to the British F3 fold by taking pole from teammate Ricky Collard at Rockingham.

Brands Hatch BF3: Herta survives red flag to claim maiden win

Carlin’s Colton Herta cruised to maiden win in the final race at Brands Hatch, despite his advantage being wiped out after a red flag interruption and race being shortened to five laps.

Brands Hatch BF3: Sowery takes dominant maiden British F3 win

Championship leader Toby Sowery made a rocketing start from sixth on the grid to clinch a dominant victory in the second race at Brands Hatch.

Brands Hatch BF3: Leist secures Race 1 win amid last-lap drama

Polesitter Matheus Leist fended off Carlin’s Ricky Collard to take victory in the opening race of the second round of British Formula 3 Championship at Brands Hatch.

Brands Hatch BF3: Leist snatches pole from Collard

Matheus Leist set the pace in qualifying in the Brands Hatch round of the British Formula 3 Championship, knocking Ricky Collard off the top spot with 15 seconds remaining in the session.

Opinion: Why British F3’s reboot was unavoidable

On Sunday at Snetterton, British F3 was reborn, evolving from what we formerly knew as BRDC F4. David Addison explains the sequence of events of how it came to pass.

Rao wins race but Cao takes title at Donington

Martin Cao is the new champion of the 2014 Cooper Tires British F3 Championship.

Rao fights back to take title fight down to the wire at Donington

Matt Rao victory on Race 2 prevented Hongwei Cao to take the title.

Cao benefits from Rao's startline error at Donington

Matt Rao finished the 20-minute race in 3rd place.

Rao and Cao share poles at Donington

Hongwei Cao and Matt Rao are the only two in contention...

Second win for Ferrucci at Brands Hatch

Cao consolidates champiionship lead

Cao consolidates championship lead with Brands Hatch victory

With one more race here today this is not over yet.

Ferrucci demolishes the opposition at Brands

2014 Cooper Tires British F3 Championship - Round 16, Brands Hatch

Ferrucci and Cao share poles at Brands Hatch

Fortec Motorsport team-mates shared the two available pole positions between them.

Rao retains series lead at Thruxton

Round 15 (Race 3): The Rao revenge

Second Thruxton win for Cao

Round 14 (Race 2): Martin Cao claimed his second win of the season.

Cao battles Rao to Thruxton victory

Martin Cao came out on top to claim his first win of the series.

Rao beats Cao to Thruxton poles

Matt Rao is firmly at the top of the times for Race 1 and 3.

Merhi denied Spa victory by Jones

2014 Cooper Tires British F3 International Series, Round 11 at Spa-Francorchamps

Jones Claims overall win, Mehri takes maximum points at Spa

2014 Cooper Tires British F3 International Series Round 10 at Spa-Francorchamps

Macleod recovers to win at Snetterton

Second place went to Andy Chang and Matt Rao (Fortec Motorsport) was 3rd.

Rao takes surprise win at Snetterton

Matt Rao was a slightly surprised winner in what turned out to be a “crazy race”.

Macleod wins first Snetterton race

Sam Macleod took the win after having to hold off team-mate Martin “Mr. Consistency” Cao for the main part of the race.

Kirchhofer triumphs again at Silverstone

The GP3 regular had the measure of everyone from the start and was never really challenged for the remainder of the 30-minute race.

Race 2 at Silvesrtone: Victory claimed by Marvin Kirchhofer

Victory was claimed by German youngster Marvin Kirchhofer, ahead of Martin Cao while the final place was claimed by Li Zhi Cong.

Race 1 at Silvestone: Orudzhev slithered to victory over series leader Martin Cao

With only seven cars again t was not the most exciting of races, and the conditions really didn’t help.

Rao roars at Rockingham

Fortec Motorsport had a great weekend at Rockingham Motor Speedway, winning all three races.

Sam Macleod captures second victory of the weekend

The second round of the 2014 British F3 International Series saw Sam Macleod (Fortec Motorsport) score his second victory of the weekend, this time starting from the second row. He headed home team-mate Martin Cao, and Alice Powell (Carlin), who claimed a hard-earned 3rd.

SRO unveil new-look British F3 2014 calendar

Series returns to British foundations with addition of Thruxton and just one overseas round

Ring King Jordan wins final race of 2013

Zheng doubles-up to finish on a high in National Class

Newly crowned champion King wins again at the Nurburgring

Giovinazzi claims runner up slot in 2013 championship fight

King and Guimarães share the wins, but King is crowned Champion

Tatiana Calderon becomes first female racer to achieve an International Class British F3 podium

King crowned at Nurburgring, Guimaraes wins, Calderon on podium

Guimaraes takes win in second race of the weekend at the historic Nurburgring where Calderon makes history as first woman on the podium. King claims the 2013 British F3 title.

King reigns in Germany with Nurburgring victory

Jordan King (Carlin) is now within a hand’s reach of claiming the title.

King outfoxed Buller to claim pole position at Nurburgring

Third on the grid for both races goes to Antonio Giovinazzi.

Title in reach as Double R prepares for season finale at Nurburgring

Double R Racing’s Antonio Giovinazzi will have an opportunity to challenge for the coveted title in only his maiden season in the category.

Championship contenders ready to rock ‘The Ring’ in British F3 title decider

All eight full-season International Class entrants have a mathematical chance to win coveted 2013 title