European Formula 3 season guide

European Formula 3 season guide

While other F3 series struggle the recently-revived FIA Formula 3 European Championship is in rude health, boasting a 30-car field brimming with talent. Marcus Simmons runs the rule over this year's cast

The Formula 3 Euro Series is dead after its 10-year run; the British Formula 3 International Series is emasculated after 34 years as one of motorsport's best talent generators. But here's the good news: the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, which was put into deep-freeze at the end of 1984 and revived last year, kicks off this weekend at Monza with a 30-car field brimming with quality.

Well, that's assuming the weather clears, because at the time of writing the F3 teams and drivers were kicking their heels at the Lombardy temple of speed, snow having caused the cancellation of the first of two days of testing. Luckily it looks like getting a bit warmer before the end of the week – not much warmer, mind you.

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