GP3 teams to score points with three cars only

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GP3 teams to score points with three cars only
By: Benjamin Vinel
Mar 15, 2016, 3:56 PM

The GP3 series is set for a revamp of the point-scoring system in its team championship in order to reflect the change in grid numbers.

Jake Dennis, Arden International
Kevin Jörg, DAMS
Antonio Fuoco, Trident
Charles Leclerc, ART Grand Prix

With the grid having shrunken from eight teams to seven in the off-season, GP3 has allowed the remaining outfits to field up to four cars in the 2016 season in order to make up the numbers.

This decision brought the potential number of entries from 21 to a maximum of 28, even though not all teams are planning on running four cars.

Motorsport.com can confirm that the change will be reflected in the regulations regarding the teams' championship, with the “best three classified drivers at each race being taken into account”.

This, while mitigating the advantage of running a fourth car, still confers a slight edge to four-car teams.

As it stands, ART and Trident have confirmed four entrants each, while Campos, DAMS and Arden are believed to be sticking to three. The number of cars Jenzer and Koiranen will opt to run remains unclear.

The first pre-season test will take place at Estoril from March 22nd to 24th.

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