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 Snetterton are single day meetings.
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 fastest lap times from race 1. If there is a 3rd race, this will be set by the fastest lap from race 2.
PREVIOUS CHAMPIONS (DRIVERS // TEAM CHAMPIONS)
2021 - Stefano Leaney (Overall & Euro Class), Shane Kelly (F3 Cup Class) // CF Racing
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, will receive points relating to their finishing position in class.
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: two additional points per class
Pole Position: two points for the fastest driver per class.
The championship is scored over the full season with no dropped scores.
Team SCORING SYSTEM
The Team Championship is open to any team that holds a (minimum) National Motorsport UK Entrants Lincence.
Points are awarded as an average of the points scored by nominated drivers, but points for fastest lap/pole position are not included.
Drivers are nominated prior to the commencement of qualifying at each meeting.
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.
Dallara F317 in EuroFormula specification now has its own class - F3 Euro.
Dallara F308 & F312 cars make up the F3 Cup class.
An Invitation class allows other cars to race subject to approval.
Tyres are free and limited to 6 sets of slicks for the 2021 season.
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
- 15-16 May - Silverstone National
- 12 June - Castle Combe
- 24 July - Oulton Park
- 21/22 August - Brands Hatch Indy
- 18/19 September - Donington Park GP
- 25 September - Snetterton 300
Points from all 16 rounds of the championship will count, with no dropped scores.
FASTEST UK SINGLE SEATER CHAMPIONSHIP...
A bold claim, but F3 Cup drivers hold the outright lap record at three UK venues, but cars which are F3 Cup eligible cars set the outright lap record at further five UK circuits / configurations.
F3 Cup has its own dedicated website which can be found at www.f3-cup.co.uk
REGULATIONS & FORMs
If you would like an entry for the Invitation Class, this will need to be made on a seperate entry form. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like a copy of the Invitation Entry Form.
HARDALL INTERNATIONAL LTD
The 2021 championship is sponsored by Hardall International. Hardall design, manufacture and install chute systems which go into larger buildings. The most well known are laundry chutes for hotels and hospitals, but also for recycling, refuse and clinical waste. They are based in Dunstable and operate globally.
See their website