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Hughes stripped of F2 Saudi Arabia sprint race podium

Jake Hughes has been stripped of his third-place finish in the FIA Formula 2 sprint race in Saudi Arabia after stewards found a “technical non-conformity” on his car. 

Van Amersfoort signs LMP2 race-winner Colapinto for FIA F3 team

Franco Colapinto has signed to join Van Amersfoort Racing for its first season in FIA Formula 3, joining Rafael Villagomez and Reece Ushijima at the Dutch team.

Cordeel completes Van Amersfoort line-up in F2 for 2022

Amaury Cordeel will make his Formula 2 debut in 2022 as he completes the Van Amersfoort Racing line-up alongside Jake Hughes.

Hughes makes F2 step with Van Amersfoort Racing

New FIA Formula 2 squad Van Amersfoort Racing has signed Jake Hughes as its first recruit for the 2022 season.'s Top 20 junior single-seater drivers of 2019

With Formula 1 enjoying one of its strongest rookie intake in 2019, looks at the top 20 junior drivers of 2019 aiming to follow in the footsteps of Alexander Albon, Lando Norris and George Russell.

Ticktum set for first races since Red Bull split

Dan Ticktum is to return to racing this weekend for the first time since he was dropped by the Red Bull junior programme.

Floersch switches to Regional F3 after FEM demise

Van Amersfoort Racing has elected to take Sophia Floersch into the new Formula Regional European Championship following the collapse of Formula European Masters.

Floersch hits track for first time since Macau GP crash

Formula 3 racer Sophia Floersch has made her comeback to the cockpit, less than four months after her horrific high-speed aerial Macau Grand Prix accident.

Floersch returning home after horror Macau GP crash

German Formula 3 racer Sophia Floersch has announced that she is flying home on Monday, eight days after her horrific crash in the Macau Grand Prix.

Floersch accident not Macau-specific, says team boss

Sophia Floersch's team boss Frits van Amersfoort believes the nature of the Macau circuit was not to blame for the horrific accident she suffered on Sunday.

Floersch suffers spinal fracture in Macau crash

Sophia Floersch has been diagnosed with a spinal fracture after her terrifying crash in the Macau Grand Prix, with all the others involved in the accident escaping without serious injury.

Floersch enters European F3 with Van Amersfoort

German racer Sophia Floersch has joined Van Amersfoort Racing in the FIA European F3 championship, and will make her series debut at Zandvoort.

VAR rules out European F3 entry for Floersch

Van Amersfoort Racing has ruled out running Sophia Floersch in the 2018 European Formula 3 season, despite plans for the team to enter a third car for the German youngster.

Van Amersfoort keeping F3 seat open for Floersch

Van Amersfoort Racing is holding the door open for Sophia Floersch to join its European Formula 3 line-up for 2018.

Floersch eyes F3 move after test debut

Former Ginetta Junior sensation Sophia Floersch has tested a European Formula 3 car for the first time as she weighs up a move into the series for 2018.

Schumacher stays in F3 as Prema expands to five cars

Mick Schumacher will stay in European Formula 3 for a second season as part of an expanded five-car line-up from Prema Powerteam.

F4 ace Drugovich to make European F3 debut

German Formula 4 Championship star Felipe Drugovich will step up to make his Formula 3 European Championship debut in this weekend’s Hockenheim finale.

Defourny joins VAR for Nurburgring F3 round

Formula Renault 2.0 frontrunner Max Defourny will make his European F3 debut at the Nurburgring with Van Amersfoort Racing.

Formula Renault driver Defourny gets VAR F3 chance

Formula Renault Eurocup ace Max Defourny has been entered for this week’s official pre-Spa Formula 3 European Championship test.

Beckmann was "in a deep hole" with Van Amersfoort

European Formula 3 driver David Beckmann says the reason he left Van Amersfoort Racing three rounds into the 2017 season was because he and the Dutch team were "in a deep hole".

Beckmann signs with Motopark after VAR exit

European F3 racer David Beckmann has switched to Motopark for the remainder of the 2017 season.

F3 driver Beckmann splits with Van Amersfoort Racing

German driver David Beckmann has split with European Formula 3 outfit Van Amersfoort Racing after three rounds, the team has confirmed.

F3 preview: Will 2017 be the year Prema domination ends?

This year's European Formula 3 season is about to start at Silverstone, with several drivers looking to fill the void created by last year's F1-bound champion Lance Stroll. David Gruz assesses the class of 2017.

Van Amersfoort: F3 and GP3 merger would be "logical"

Formula 3 team boss Frits van Amersfoort reckons there is currently not enough room for European F3 and GP3, and believes the two championships becoming one would make sense.

Newey leads ultra-close second F3 test day

Van Amersfoort Racing's Harrison Newey led an all-British top three on the second day of European Formula 3 pre-season testing at the Hungaroring.

F3 entry list confirms Mucke, T-Sport as absent

The FIA’s Formula 3 European Championship has released its season entry list, consisting of 20 cars from five teams, with Mucke and T-Sport not featuring.

Newey back with Van Amersfoort for second F3 campaign

British racer Harrison Newey, the son of Red Bull Formula 1 technical wizard Adrian, is to stay in the Formula 3 European Championship for a second season.

F4 champion Mawson graduates to European F3

Australian driver Joey Mawson will join Van Amersfoort Racing's European Formula 3 outfit for the 2017 season, it has been announced.

Piquet sticks with Van Amersfoort for second European F3 season

Pedro Piquet, son of three-time Formula 1 champion Nelson, will stay with Van Amersfoort Racing for his second season in the European F3 category in 2017.

Beckmann moves to Van Amersfoort Racing for second F3 campaign

David Beckmann has announced that he will join Dutch team Van Amersfoort Racing for his sophomore year in European Formula 3.

Ilott open to staying in F3 for third season

European Formula 3 sophomore driver Callum Ilott says he is open to the idea of returning to the series for a third season in 2017.

Norisring F3: Hubert survives three restarts for maiden win

Van Amersfoort Racing rookie Anthoine Hubert converted pole position into his first European F3 race win at the Norisring, nailing three safety car restarts along the way.

Spielberg F3: Ilott's Race 1 win overshadowed by horror crash

Callum Ilott took his second win of the season in the first Spielberg race in European F3, which was red-flagged for a horror crash involving Ryan Tveter, Zhi Cong Li and Pedro Piquet.

Spielberg F3: Gunther loses Race 1 pole for ignoring yellow flags

Maximilian Gunther, who had inherited pole for the first European F3 race at Spielberg after Joel Eriksson's track limits infringement, was himself handed a post-session penalty, giving up the spot to Callum Ilott.

Ilott moves on after "punchy" Hungary F3 weekend

Callum Ilott says he has moved on from the events of the European F3 weekend in Hungary and is looking forward to better results at Pau.

Mawson reflects on “intense” Sachsenring weekend

Australian Formula 1 hopeful Joey Mawson has extended his lead in the German Formula 4 Championship after what he described as an “intense” weekend of racing at the Sachsenring.

Ilott: Karts-to-F3 ban was not needed

Callum Ilott says an explicit ban on drivers going from karting straight to European Formula 3 was not necessary - and that he has no regrets over having made that move last year.

Canadian Kami Laliberté to contest full season in ADAC German F4 series

Van Amersfoort Racing (VAR) announced that Canadian race driver Kami Laliberté would contest a full season in the ADAC German Formula 4 Series.

Paul Ricard F3: Ilott claims career-first victory in Race 2

Van Amersfoort driver Callum Ilott took his first European Formula 3 race victory in the second encounter of Paul Ricard weekend from sixth on the grid.

European F3 preview: Who can halt the Prema streamroller?

It may have been a turbulent winter for the FIA European Formula 3 series, but the category's 2016 entry list is still packed with quality. Valentin Khorounzhiy is your guide to all the runners and riders.

Ilott: Emulating Verstappen in F3 was a “tough ask"

Former Red Bull junior Callum Ilott admits it was a "tough ask" to follow in the footsteps of Max Verstappen in the European Formula 3 championship in 2015.

Harrison Newey: "I don't want to be known just as Adrian's son"

Harrison Newey, son of Formula 1 design guru Adrian Newey, spoke to Darshan Chokhani about his racing career and his relationship with his dad.

Ilott and Lorandi quickest on Day 2 of Vallelunga test

Van Amersfoort Racing's Callum Ilott and Carlin's Alessio Lorandi topped the final day of European F3's pre-season test at Vallelunga.

Hubert completes Van Amersfoort line-up

Formula Renault driver Anthoine Hubert will move to European Formula 3 for 2016, having been announced as Van Amersfoort Racing's fourth signing.

Ban on karts-to-F3 route "definitely a good thing" - Lorandi

European Formula 3 racer Alessio Lorandi, who joined the category straight out of karting in 2015, reckons the championship's newly-imposed ban on such a move is a step in the right direction.

Adrian Newey hails "good start" to son's career

Adrian Newey has stated he is happy with his son Harrison's progress in racing so far, with the 17-year-old gearing up to join Formula 3 next season.

Harrison Newey confirms F3 move with Van Amersfoort

Harrison Newey, the son of Formula 1 design guru Adrian, has confirmed a move up the ladder from BRDC F4 to FIA European Formula 3 in 2016 with Van Amersfoort Racing.

Ilott joins Van Amersfoort for 2016 F3 campaign

Callum Ilott will switch to Van Amersfoort Racing for his sophomore campaign in the European Formula 3 championship this year.

Van Amersfoort switches to Mercedes power

Van Amersfoort Racing has announced a switch from Volkswagen to Mercedes power for the 2016 European Formula 3 season.

Review: Indian juniors' 2015 campaigns in international open-wheel racing

Seven young Indian drivers competed in various junior single-seater championships across Europe in 2015, Darshan Chokhani reflects on their performances.

Leclerc says Macau result a vital boost mentally

Macau Grand Prix sensation Charles Leclerc says his strong performance at the weekend was vital for getting his mental strength back after a difficult end to his European Formula 3 season.

Van Amersfoort Racing denies Adrian Newey joining F3 team

Leading Formula 3 European Championship team Van Amersfoort Racing has denied recent media reports that Red Bull Racing’s F1 chief technical officer Adrian Newey will join its engineering strength for 2016.

Charles Leclerc: The young Monegasque with a big future

He may have been beaten to the title by more experienced drivers, but rookie Charles Leclerc proved in 2015 that he may have the biggest future of all among an ultra-competitive European Formula 3 field.

Leclerc: Criticism of F3 driving standards "exaggerated"

European Formula 3's top rookie Charles Leclerc believes the championship's driving standards issues were overstated in 2015, suggesting that the racing got better as it went on.

Top 10 European Formula 3 drivers of 2015

Despite the sheer volume of safety cars and red flags, European Formula 3 enjoyed a milestone year in terms of grid quality. Valentin Khorounzhiy spotlights those who stood out in the ultra-competitive field.

Maini completes rookie European F3 season inside top 10

With the season finale at Hockenheim, Arjun Maini completed his rookie season in the FIA European F3, finishing ninth in the standings among 18 rookie drivers.

FIA F3 EC season finale: it’s all about the battle for second places

Antonio Giovinazzi, Charles Leclerc and Jake Dennis all hope for finishing second behind the new FIA Formula 3 European Champion.

Nurburgring F3: Solid two races for Maini

Arjun Maini was back to scoring points in the FIA European F3's main championship during the penultimate round at Nurburgring.

Nurburgring F3: Maini and Raghunathan's Friday wrap-up

Arjun Maini and Mahaveer Raghunathan started the penultimate round of the FIA European F3 season at Nurburgring on a good note with practice and qualifying on Friday.

Final spurt for the FIA Formula 3 European Championship title

This weekend, at the Nürburgring’s 3.629-kilometre sprint circuit, the 2015 FIA Formula 3 European Championship season is going to enter its crucial phase.