British F3: What went wrong

British F3: What went wrong

Its rich heritage wasn't enough: now it's effectively a tournament hoping to entice competitors from other series for extra races. Marcus Simmons talks to British F3's major players to find out how it came to this

With only half a dozen drivers signed up for the 2013 British Formula 3 International Series it was inevitable: series promoter the Stephane Ratel Organisation slashed the calendar from 10 to four race weekends, with only two of them in the UK.

How has it come to this? There are a number of tangled threads, and to start unravelling them we need to go way back, to 1979...

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