How British F3 weathered the storm

How British F3 weathered the storm

British F3 faced threats from the rise of the Euro Series and the revival of F2 this year, but it managed to hold its own and produce a worthy champion, as Ben Anderson explains

On the face of it, a modest 20-car average grid, three top drivers unable to complete a full campaign, and a runaway title winner may not look like much to write home about, but this was still largely a good season for British Formula 3.

The category's high-downforce/low power combination is not known for producing great racing, but there were some excellent spectacles in 2009. The sight of Nick Tandy carving through the field on the Silverstone GP circuit, Wayne Boyd decimating the field to win in the damp at Donington Park, and the slipstreaming classic that was the Algarve double header, kept those spectators that were paying attention on the edges of their seats.

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