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AUSF3: Gold Coast: Season finale preview

Formula 3 will take to the sunny streets of the Gold Coast for the final round of this season, this weekend for the Honda Indy 300. The F3's will be a support category for the Honda Indy 300 event. This high profile international event...

Formula 3 will take to the sunny streets of the Gold Coast for the final round of this season, this weekend for the Honda Indy 300.

The F3's will be a support category for the Honda Indy 300 event.

This high profile international event provides Formula 3 with the ideal opportunity to showcase young Aussie talent in a huge crowd, and in the exciting atmosphere of an international motorsport event.

The result was put beyond doubt at the last round at Phillip Island. However, second and third places in this year's Championship remain undecided, with Darren Palmer and Will Power still fighting it out.

New drivers making their F3 debut at the Indy Carnival include Christian Jones, son of former F1 world champion, Alan Jones. Christian will drive the Toll Ipec sponsored Dallara 301 Honda. Barton Mawer, stepping up from Formula Ford, will also drive his Dallara 396 Opel Speiss for the first time on the streets of Surfers Paradise.

New Zealander, James Cressey will be hoping to put the disappointment of his point's exclusion from Sandown behind him, and finish the season on a high note. Peter Hackett will again deputise for absent American driver, Jeffrey Brewer at PSC.

Paul Stephenson will be out to have some fun on a circuit he has never driven before in his racing career, and Ricky Occhipinti from Geelong will also find the streets of Surfers a new challenge.

Justin Watt, PSC, has had a troubled run over the past four rounds, and will want to see a better outcome this time.

Another new face to make a start in Formula 3 racing in Kenny Habul driving Bill Maddock's newly acquired Dallara 396 Toyota, alongside team-mate, Ross Seller, having only his second outing in an F3.

In Level Two, Rod Anderson looks to have the Championship in his keeping. Water pump problems before race 2 at Phillip Island forced contender, Paul Trengove, to miss the race. Until Phillip Island, South Australian Trengove was still in with a strong chance of winning the National Series Championship for Level Two cars.

The program for Formula 3 over the weekend is as follows:

Schedule: This weekend Formula 3 will be on track for one practice session, two qualifying sessions, and two races. Formula 3 will have one practice and two qualifying sessions on Thursday 24th, race 1 on Friday 25th, and race two on Saturday 26th.

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Series F3
Drivers Alan Jones , Will Power , Peter Hackett , Barton Mawer , Kenny Habul , Phillip Island