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FIA announces 2019 calendars for F2 and F3

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FIA announces 2019 calendars for F2 and F3
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Dec 5, 2018, 6:44 PM

The FIA has announced the 2019 calendars for its new GP3-replacement Formula 3 and Formula 2.

As predicted by Motorsport.com, FIA F3 finishes earlier than its GP3 predecessor to leave a potential gap for the Macau Grand Prix.

The eight-event FIA F3 schedule concludes with the Russian Grand Prix Formula 1 support slot on September 27-29 next year, whereas GP3 had run until the Abu Dhabi GP weekend in late November in recent seasons.

That allows for the possibility of the Macau GP running to FIA F3 rules.

But Macau organisers are understood to currently be leaning towards sticking with the previous generation F3 cars - which will still be used in Euroformula Open, the renamed Formula European Masters series and Japanese F3.

The greater weight and power of the FIA F3 cars means they will carry more momentum, and Sophia Floersch's huge accident in this year's Macau event raised concerns about the safety implications of switching to the new cars.

There was already reluctance to make the circuit changes Macau requires to move up to the FIA Grade 2 rating that the new F3 requires for its tracks.

The Macanese government is believed to be keen to work with the FIA, meaning the issue of which 'F3' rules the 2019 race will run is yet to be resolved.

The 2019 F2 calendar follows the same pattern as this year's, supporting the same 12 F1 events beginning with Bahrain and ending with Abu Dhabi.

The FIA F3 schedule matches the 2018 GP3 calendar minus Abu Dhabi, so the new category begins with a Spanish GP support round in May.

2019 F2 and F3 calendar:

Date Grand Prix Venue Series
March 30-31 Bahrain Sakhir F2 only
April 26-28 Azerbaijan Baku F2 only
May 10-12 Spain Barcelona F2 and F3
May 23-25 Monaco Monaco F2 only
June 21-23 France Paul Ricard F2 and F3
June 28-30 Austria Red Bull Ring F2 and F3
July 12-14 Great Britain Silverstone F2 and F3
August 2-4 Hungary Hungaroring F2 and F3
August 30 - September 1 Belgium Spa-Francorchamps F2 and F3
September 6-8 Italy Monza F2 and F3
September 27-29 Russia Sochi F2 and F3
November 29 - December 1 Abu Dhabi Yas Marina F2 only
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Series FIA F2 , FIA F3
Author Matt Beer