2013 British Formula Three season

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2013 British Formula Three season
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The 2013 Cooper Tires British Formula Three International Series season was the 63rd British Formula Three Championship season. The series, promoted by the Stéphane Ratel Organisation, began on 25 May at Silverstone and ended on 22 September at the Nürburgring after twelve races to be held at four meetings.[1] The championship was won by Jordan King.

Regulation changes[edit]

After all races awarded equal championship points during the 2012 season, the 2013 season saw the re-introduction of fewer points awarded to drivers in the second race. The first and third races awarded points using the same system as used in Formula One – with twenty-five points for the winner, down to one point for tenth place – with the reverse-grid race offering twelve points for the winner down to half a point for tenth place.[2]

A five-race "mini-series" for older-specification Formula Three cars was also scheduled to be introduced for the 2013 season, after only two drivers competed in a full-season campaign in the Rookie class, in 2012. However, with the championship realignment in January 2013, older-specification cars were able to compete at every meeting.

Drivers and teams[edit]

Team No. Driver Class Chassis Engine Rounds
United Kingdom Carlin[3] 1 Canada Nicholas Latifi[3] Int Dallara F312 Volkswagen All
2 United Kingdom Jordan King[3] Int Dallara F312 All
21 United Kingdom Jann Mardenborough[3] Int Dallara F312 All
22 Malaysia Jazeman Jaafar[4] Int Dallara F312 3
31 China Zhi Cong Li[5] Int Dallara F312 3
United Kingdom Fortec Motorsports[3] 3 United Kingdom William Buller[6] Int Dallara F312 Mercedes HWA All
4 Puerto Rico Félix Serrallés[7] Int Dallara F312 1
23 Brazil Felipe Guimarães[8] Int Dallara F312 All
24 Mexico Alfonso Celis, Jr.[9] Int Dallara F312 4
United Kingdom Double R Racing[10] 7 Indonesia Sean Gelael[10] Int Dallara F312[10] Mercedes HWA[10] All
8 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi[10] Int Dallara F312[10] All
16 Colombia Tatiana Calderón[6] Int Dallara F312[10] All
United Kingdom Threebond with T-Sport 15 Australia Spike Goddard[11] Int Dallara F312 ThreeBond Nissan 4
United Kingdom Team West-Tec F3[12] 50 Venezuela Roberto La Rocca[13] Nat Dallara F312[13] Toyota[12] 1
53 New Zealand Chris Vlok[14] Nat Dallara F312[14] All
55 China Huan Zhu[12] Nat Dallara F312[12] 1
56 Colombia William Barbosa[15] Nat Dallara F308 4
58 Australia Jordan Oon[16] Nat Dallara F312[17] 2
66 United Kingdom Cameron Twynham[12] Nat Dallara F308[12] 1, 3
77 United Kingdom Sean Walkinshaw[12] Nat Dallara F308[12] 1
81 United Kingdom Ed Jones[12] Nat Dallara F312[12] 1, 3
88 South Africa Liam Venter[12] Nat Dallara F308[12] 1
Sweden Performance Racing Europe 51 Sweden John Bryant-Meisner[7] Inv Dallara F310-003[7] Volkswagen[7] 1
United Kingdom Mark Bailey Racing 82 United Kingdom Alice Powell[18] Nat B Dallara F306[18] Toyota[18] 1
United Kingdom CF Racing 87 China Sun Zheng[19] Nat Dallara F311[19] Mugen-Honda[19] All
Icon Class
Int International
Nat National
Nat B National B
Inv Invitation

Driver changes[edit]

Race calendar and results[edit]

A provisional ten-round calendar was announced on 28 July 2012.[20] This was later revised down to nine rounds – with series organisers SRO open to the addition of a tenth meeting – on 18 December 2012.[2] In January 2013, SRO reduced the calendar yet further, to just four triple-header meetings; two events in the United Kingdom and two overseas, in Belgium and Germany.[1]

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team National winner
1 R1 United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit 25 May Sweden John Bryant-Meisner Canada Nicholas Latifi[N 1] Sweden John Bryant-Meisner Sweden Performance Racing Europe United Kingdom Ed Jones
R2 26 May United Kingdom William Buller Italy Antonio Giovinazzi United Kingdom Double R Racing United Kingdom Ed Jones
R3 Sweden John Bryant-Meisner United Kingdom William Buller Sweden John Bryant-Meisner Sweden Performance Racing Europe United Kingdom Ed Jones
2 R1 Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 26 July Canada Nicholas Latifi United Kingdom William Buller United Kingdom William Buller United Kingdom Fortec Motorsports China Sun Zheng
R2 United Kingdom William Buller United Kingdom Jordan King United Kingdom Carlin China Sun Zheng
R3 27 July Canada Nicholas Latifi Indonesia Sean Gelael Italy Antonio Giovinazzi United Kingdom Double R Racing China Sun Zheng
3 R1 United Kingdom Brands Hatch 10 August Malaysia Jazeman Jaafar United Kingdom William Buller Malaysia Jazeman Jaafar United Kingdom Carlin China Sun Zheng
R2 11 August United Kingdom William Buller Brazil Felipe Guimarães United Kingdom Fortec Motorsports United Kingdom Ed Jones
R3 Malaysia Jazeman Jaafar United Kingdom Jordan King Malaysia Jazeman Jaafar United Kingdom Carlin United Kingdom Ed Jones
4 R1 Germany Nürburgring 21 September United Kingdom Jordan King United Kingdom Jordan King United Kingdom Jordan King United Kingdom Carlin China Sun Zheng
R2 Brazil Felipe Guimarães Brazil Felipe Guimarães United Kingdom Fortec Motorsports New Zealand Chris Vlok
R3 22 September United Kingdom Jordan King United Kingdom William Buller United Kingdom Jordan King United Kingdom Carlin China Sun Zheng
Notes
  1. ^ Fastest lap recorded by John Bryant-Meisner, but he was ineligible to score the fastest lap point.

Championship standings[edit]

Pos Driver SIL
United Kingdom
SPA
Belgium
BRH
United Kingdom
NÜR
Germany
Pts
International Class
1 United Kingdom Jordan King Ret 6 2 2 1 3 2 4 2 1 5 1 176
2 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi 6 1 7 5 3 1 3 2 Ret 2 6 3 135
3 United Kingdom William Buller 2 2 3 1 2 7 6 9 12 13 Ret 2 134
4 Brazil Felipe Guimarães 3 8 6 Ret 7 5 7 1 4 3 1 7 109
5 Canada Nicholas Latifi 14 5 5 Ret DNS 4 4 10 3 5 4 4 97
6 United Kingdom Jann Mardenborough NC 10 4 Ret 6 2 5 5 5 4 Ret 6 85
7 Colombia Tatiana Calderón 5 7 9 4 4 6 8 7 7 6 3 8 79
8 Indonesia Sean Gelael 4 3 8 3 5 8 Ret 6 6 7 7 11 78
9 Malaysia Jazeman Jaafar 1 3 1 58
10 Puerto Rico Félix Serrallés 13 4 Ret 15
11 Mexico Alfonso Celis, Jr. 9 8 5 15
12 Australia Spike Goddard 8 2 13 14
13 China Zhi Cong Li 11 12 10 7
Guest drivers ineligible for points
Sweden John Bryant-Meisner 1 9 1  —
National Class
1 China Sun Zheng 8 15 11 6 8 9 9 11 Ret 10 10 9 205
2 New Zealand Chris Vlok Ret 16 Ret 8 10 11 12 Ret 11 11 9 10 121
3 United Kingdom Ed Jones 7 11 10 Ret 8 8 103
4 United Kingdom Cameron Twynham 9 13 12 10 13 9 82
5 Australia Jordan Oon 7 9 10 45
6 Colombia William Barbosa 12 11 12 38
7 Venezuela Roberto La Rocca 10 12 13 33
8 South Africa Liam Venter 11 14 16 23
9 United Kingdom Sean Walkinshaw 15 17 14 20
10 China Huan Zhu 12 18 15 19
Guest drivers ineligible for points
United Kingdom Alice Powell Ret 19 17  —
Pos Driver SIL
United Kingdom
SPA
Belgium
BRH
United Kingdom
NÜR
Germany
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate
Excluded (EX)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Four key dates in revised Cooper Tires British F3 International Series for 2013". British Formula Three Championship (Stéphane Ratel Organisation). 28 January 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "British F3 reveals strong calendar and fresh plans for 2013". British Formula Three Championship (Stéphane Ratel Organisation). 18 December 2012. Retrieved 18 December 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Simmons, Marcus (17 April 2013). "Momentum builds for slimline 2014 British Formula 3 championship". Autosport (Haymarket). Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Jaafar returns to British F3 with Carlin at Brands". British Formula Three Championship (Stéphane Ratel Organisation). 5 August 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Li Zhi Cong joins Carlin for British F3's Brands Hatch GP weekend". British Formula Three Championship (Stéphane Ratel Organisation). 2 August 2013. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Simmons, Marcus (21 May 2013). "Will Buller joins Fortec for British F3". Autosport (Haymarket). Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c d Simmons, Marcus (17 May 2013). "John Bryant-Meisner joins British F3 field". Autosport (Haymarket Media Group). Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  8. ^ Simmons, Marcus (10 May 2013). "Felipe Guimaraes joins British F3 grid with Fortec". Autosport (Haymarket). Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  9. ^ Simmons, Marcus (14 August 2013). "Alfonso Celis to make British F3 debut at the Nurburgring". Autosport (Haymarket). Retrieved 14 August 2013. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f g "Gelael & Giovinazzi join Double R for 2013 British F3 season". Double R Racing (Racecar). 18 December 2012. Retrieved 18 December 2012. 
  11. ^ Simmons, Marcus (3 September 2013). "T-Sport rejoins British Formula 3 grid for Nurburgring". Autosport (Haymarket). Retrieved 3 September 2013. 
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "West-Tec to enter seven cars in British Formula 3". Autosport. 22 April 2013. Retrieved 8 May 8013.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  13. ^ a b "Roberto La Rocca Returns to Team West-Tec F3". teamwest-tec.com (Team West-Tec). 7 February 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2013. As well as The F3 Open, Roberto should also be undertaking a British F3 programme with his car, to gain maximum mileage and experience this year. as part of Team West-Tec's return to the British series alongside its European campaign. 
  14. ^ a b "Team West-Tec Returns to British F3 with Chris Vlok". teamwest-tec.com (Team West-Tec). 7 February 2013. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  15. ^ Simmons, Marcus (16 September 2013). "Sun Zheng British F3 National Class champion as Ed Jones skips finale". Autosport (Haymarket). Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  16. ^ "Jordan Oon Returns to Team West-Tec F3". teamwest-tec.com (Team West-Tec). 25 July 2013. Retrieved 25 July 2013. 
  17. ^ "@jordanoon: 18 July". Twitter (Twitter Inc.). 18 July 2013. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  18. ^ a b c "British F3 lines up for super Silverstone start". British Formula Three Championship (Stéphane Ratel Organisation). 22 May 2013. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  19. ^ a b c d "News--KRC(Kang's Racing Company)" (in Chinese). Retrieved 8 May 8013.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  20. ^ Carter, Nick (28 July 2012). "Superb dates and circuits for British F3 in 2013". British Formula Three Championship (Stéphane Ratel Organisation). Retrieved 28 July 2012. 

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