The FIA has revealed a 24-car entry list for the forthcoming European Formula 3 season, representing a drop of nine cars from the end of last year.
Series organisers had pushed back the original entry deadline by two weeks after only 24 of the originally confirmed 39 entries were submitted in time.
However, the FIA has now unveiled a final entry list of 24 cars, with Prema Powerteam, Carlin, Van Amersfoort, Motopark and Hitech running four cars apiece, and Mucke Motorsport and T-Sport running two cars each.
Of those, three seats have yet to be confirmed, with Carlin, Hitech and T-Sport all still having a vacancy each - the latter seeking a driver for its NBE-powered entry alongside Arjun Maini's ThreeBond-engined car.
The entry list confirms the exit of four teams that participated in last year's series: West-Tec, Fortec, Double R and Signature.
DAV Racing, which announced its 2016 entry at the end of last year, is also absent from the entry list.
The first two days of the new season's pre-season testing will be held at Vallelunga on the 3rd and 4th of March.
2016 European F3 line-up so far:
|Prema Powerteam|| |
|Van Amersfoort Racing|| |
Peter Li Zhi Cong
|Mucke Motorsport|| |
Sergio Sette Camara
Guan Yu Zhou
|Hitech GP|| |
Hubert completes Van Amersfoort line-up
Eriksson heads Motopark 1-2-3-4 in European F3 test at Vallelunga