Most meetings for 2021 will be held over a race weekend with 1 qualifying session followed by 2 or 3 races per meeting. Races vary in length from 15 minute sprint to 30 minutes. Oulton Park and Silverstone National will be a single day meeting.
The grid for the first race will be set by the driver's fastest lap time from qualifying. The grid for race 2 from the drivers 2nd fastest lap time from qualifying. If there is a 3rd race, this will be set by the finishing order from race 2.
PREVIOUS CHAMPIONS (DRIVERS // TEAM CHAMPIONS)
2020 - Stefano Leaney // CF Racing
2019 - Cian Carey // CF Racing
2018 - Cian Carey // Chris Dittmann Racing
2017 - Jacopo Sebastiani // CF Racing
2016 - George Line // CF Racing
2015 - Aaron Steele // Chris Dittmann Racing
2014 - Toby Sowery // Omicron Motorsport
2013 - Alex Craven // Mark Bailey Racing
2012 - Chris Dittmann // Omicron Motorsport
2011 - Aaron Steele (series)
Points are awarded as follows:
Each race finisher, regardless of class, will receive points relating to their finishing position.
1st 35, 2nd 29, 3rd 24, 4th 21, 5th 19, 6th 17, 7th 15, 8th-20th, 13-12-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 and each additional finisher 1 point.
Fastest Lap: One additional point per class*
Pole Position: One point for the fastest driver per class*.
The grid for race 2 is set by the drivers second fastest lap, and an additional point is set for the pole positions per class* for race 2.
* subject to 3 or more entrants in class at start of qualifying.
From its launch as MSV F3 Cup in 2011, F3 Cup can actually trace its origins back to 1990, when the ARP Formula 3 Championship was founded. ARP F3 became Club F3 in 2006, which was rebranded BRSCC F3 in 2009. MotorSportVision took over the series for the 2011 season branding it MSV F3 Cup in 2011 and regaining championship status in 2012.
It has always allowed drivers to sample close to contemporary Formula 3 cars in full F3 specification but without the full excesses and cost implications of the professional championship.
F3 Cup can legitimately claim to be the fastest championship in the UK with lap times consistently being the fastest recorded at an indiviual meeting, and 5 outright circuit lap records being held either by an F3 Cup driver or former British F3 cars which are eligible to race in F3 Cup
The Monoposto Racing Club, is providing administration, managerial and promotional services to F3 Cup for the 2021 season.
For full information, please see F3 Cup's dedicated website, launching shortly.
Dallara F317 in EuroFormula specification now has its own class. Dallara F308 & F312 cars have their own class.
An Open / Invitation class allows other cars to race.
Tyres and weights are being revised for 2021.
CAR PREPARATION / F3 CUP TEAMS
Whilst there are some drivers who prepare and run their own cars, most drivers employ the services of a race team to prepare and maintain their car. Some of these teams offer an arrive and drive service for drivers wishing to sample F3 Cup without the initial capital outlay of a car.
These teams include CF Racing, Chris Dittmann Racing and Team Fox Racing, but any professional racing team with or without single seater experience should be able to adapt quickly.
UNIVERSITY & HIGHER EDUCATION TEAMS
The University of Wolverhampton had enjoyed good success in F3 Cup with the cars prepared and maintained by students. Many of these students have gone on to enjoy success in profesional motorsport, including Formula One. F3 Cup would welcome teams from other university and higher education bodies offering either dedicated motorsports courses or within the STEM fields - Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics.
2021 PROVISIONAL CALENDAR
- 24-25 April - Donington Park National
- 15-16 May - Silverstone National
- 12/13 June - Castle Combe
- 24 July - Oulton Park
- 21/22 August - Brands Hatch Indy
- 18/19 September - Donington Park National
- 25 September - Snetterton 300
This calender is provisional, subject to approval from Motorsport UK, and is also subject to change due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation.
REGULATIONS & ENTRY FORM
- 2021 Membership and Championship Registration Form
- 2021 F3 Cup Championship Regulations
- 2021 F3 Cup Championship Entry Form
- Online Entry
- Online Entry Instructions